Grayson County News Gazette- RSS OPINION Feed http://gcnewsgazette.com/section/OPINION http://gcnewsgazette.com/section/OPINION Sun, 26 Oct 2014 03:54:49 EST 1800 Legislature hopefuls seem to share the same “Platform” http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/editorial/150277483/Legislature-hopefuls-seem-to-share-the-same-Platform We have several candidates competing for a seat in the Kentucky Legislature. I don't know if they all have the same campaign advisor or it is just happenstance, but each candidate has the same political platforms: cut wasteful spending in... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:04:13 EST Beating meth but protecting freedoms, too http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/editorial/150293355/Beating-meth-but-protecting-freedoms-too Forgive me, Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:09:04 EST U.S. hospitals not prepared for Ebola threat http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/editorial/150164622/U.S.-hospitals-not-prepared-for-Ebola-threat With reports that a nurse who treated Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan in Dallas has been infected, one thing urgently needs to be made clear: Our hospitals are not prepared to confront the deadly virus. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:22:08 EST KY Dept. of Ag. awarded more than $300,000 http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/150079319/KY-Dept.-of-Ag.-awarded-more-than-$300000 The Kentucky Department of Agriculture was awarded a Specialty Crop Block Grant for $302,620.11 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to work with the University of Kentucky and other organizations and commodity groups to strengthen markets for... Tue, 7 Oct 2014 10:46:07 EST Guthrie receives “Friend of Farm Bureau” Award http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/150021516/Guthrie-receives-Friend-of-Farm-Bureau-Award Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) recently received the American Farm Bureau Federation's “Friend of Farm Bureau” award. Sat, 4 Oct 2014 16:07:16 EST October is Anti-Bullying Month http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/50784968/October-is-Anti-Bullying-Month No child should have to fear attending school because of physical or verbal abuse by his or her classmates. But in reality, there were 15,520 incidents of bullying in our schools just in this past school year. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 17:17:12 EST Comer urges KY schools to serve local foods on ‘Farm Fresh Fridays’ http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/50752987/Comer-urges-KY-schools-to-serve-local-foods-on-Farm-Fresh-Fridays Agriculture Commissioner James Comer challenged Kentucky schools to provide fresh local foods to their students on “Farm Fresh Fridays,” a program that will launch in conjunction with Farm to School Month in October. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 14:00:12 EST Guthrie supports American jobs package http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/50699533/Guthrie-supports-American-jobs-package Congressman Brett Guthrie voted in support of H.R. 4, the Jobs for America Act, a compilation of bills aimed to spur job growth and increase wages. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 12:52:08 EST Livestock producers reminded to enroll in Livestock Forage Disaster Program by Oct. 1 http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/50755616/Livestock-producers-reminded-to-enroll-in-Livestock-Forage-Disaster-Program-by-Oct.-1 Since late 2011, livestock producers have endured weather disasters, such as historic droughts, blizzards, floods and fires, awaiting Congressional enactment of a farm bill so that disaster assistance programs could resume. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:15:06 EST Will EPA rules leave Americans out in the cold this winter? http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/50699253/Will-EPA-rules-leave-Americans-out-in-the-cold-this-winter Imagine what good could have occurred if the United States Senate had followed suit last year after the House of Representatives passed the Regulations from Executive In Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act? Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:30:11 EST Guthrie backs energy package that will lower energy costs and grow jobs http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/50699120/Guthrie-backs-energy-package-that-will-lower-energy-costs-and-grow-jobs Congressman Brett Guthrie, on Thursday, Sept. 18, voted in support of a package of bills that will revitalize and unleash America's energy sector. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:01:55 EST Never again http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/50685101/Never-again Over the years I've served in the Kentucky General Assembly, one of the greatest privileges I've received was induction into the “Vietnam Veterans of Kentucky” as an honorary member. As I've shared with several veterans... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:58:10 EST Guthrie votes to fund government, authorize training & weapons to combat ISIL http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/50677553/Guthrie-votes-to-fund-government-authorize-training--weapons-to-combat-ISIL Congressman Brett Guthrie, on Wednesday, Sept. 17, voted in support of H.J. Res. 124, legislation to continue funding for government programs and services until Dec. 11, 2014. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:51:14 EST During National Honey Month, buy local to help a beekeeper…or become one http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/50655883/During-National-Honey-Month-buy-local-to-help-a-beekeeperor-become-one Agriculture Commissioner James Comer urges Kentuckians to enjoy Kentucky Proud honey as part of a healthy diet during National Honey Month. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:31:09 EST Guthrie votes to continue existing health care plans for employers http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/50607013/Guthrie-votes-to-continue-existing-health-care-plans-for-employers Congressman Brett Guthrie, on Thursday, Sept. 11, voted in support of H.R. 3522, the Employee Health Care Protection Act of 2013. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:51:16 EST Guthrie supports bipartisan bill to block overreach of U.S. waters http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/50580086/Guthrie-supports-bipartisan-bill-to-block-overreach-of-U.S.-waters Congressman Brett Guthrie on Tuesday, Sept. 9 voted in support of H.R. 5078, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act. Tue, 9 Sep 2014 16:56:09 EST Guthrie condemns Administration on release of ‘Taliban Five’ http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/50579446/Guthrie-condemns-Administration-on-release-of-Taliban-Five Congressman Brett Guthrie voted on Tuesday, Sept. 9 in support of a resolution to disapprove of the Administration's decision to release known Taliban leaders, despite national security concerns, and without consulting Congress as required by... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 16:50:10 EST A Word from the Wise… http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/editorial/50453171/A-Word-from-the-Wise Sometimes the worst decisions turn into the best stories. I made one of those decisions last week.As the sun sunk low over the Green River, we three kayakers were scanning the banks for places to set up camp. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:01:09 EST