Grayson County News Gazette- RSS OPINION Feed http://gcnewsgazette.com/section/OPINION http://gcnewsgazette.com/section/OPINION Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:13:27 EST 1800 Hopeful rhetoric adorns wall of school-choice obstructionism http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/152586209/Hopeful-rhetoric-adorns-wall-of-school-choice-obstructionism House Education Committee Chairman Derrick Graham's recent op-ed reveals his clear understanding of Kentucky's education deficiencies. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:46:42 EST How Medicare covers in-home care http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/152515170/How-Medicare-covers-in-home-care Dear Savvy Senior,How does Medicare cover home health care? Because of my illness, my doctor suggested I get home health care, but I want to find out how it's covered before I proceed. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:51:41 EST Broadband by bureaucrats: High costs of high-speed failure http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/152456205/Broadband-by-bureaucrats:-High-costs-of-high-speed-failure While some in the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government consider it fashionable to build and operate a broadband network at taxpayers' expense, citizens who take a moment to look at the price tag of similar outfits in other places should at... Thu, 19 Mar 2015 15:06:41 EST The failure of the Senate http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/152430037/The-failure-of-the-Senate “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” I believe these words, spoken by revered civil rights activist Mahatma Gandhi, sum up the failure behind the Kentucky Senate to pass legislation that recognizes and... Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:51:41 EST Essential legal documents all seniors should have http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/152402190/Essential-legal-documents-all-seniors-should-have Dear Savvy Senior, What kinds of legal documents are suggested for end-of-life plans? I would like to get my affairs in order before it's too late. Getting OldDear Getting, Tue, 17 Mar 2015 10:01:42 EST Magazine’s award no reason to pop bubbly http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/152344319/Magazines-award-no-reason-to-pop-bubbly Gov. Steve Beshear and Frankfort's economic-development leaders celebrated a recent award by Site Selection magazine for being the state with the “most new projects per capita” last year. Fri, 13 Mar 2015 09:46:43 EST Simplified smartphone options for tech-shy seniors http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/152250796/Simplified-smartphone-options-for-tech-shy-seniors Dear Savvy Senior,I'm interested in getting my 72-year-old mother a smartphone, but want to get one that's very easy for her to use. What can you recommend?Shopping Around Mon, 9 Mar 2015 10:21:41 EST Performance events belong in chemistry labs, not Common Core tests http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/152200722/Performance-events-belong-in-chemistry-labs-not-Common-Core-tests It's no surprise that those pushing federally driven, one-size-fits-all academic standards also heavily endorse assessment tools that not only have a track record of past failure in Kentucky, but also offer little chance of success anywhere else... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 13:46:41 EST The buzz in Frankfort http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/152173422/The-buzz-in-Frankfort Amid the flurry of activity surrounding bills and revisions to the Kentucky Statutes, the General Assembly also makes a point to recognize and honor various individuals and institutions. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 10:36:44 EST Free-market ‘Bizarro’ attacks company’s property rights during beer-policy debate http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152075625/Free-market-Bizarro-attacks-companys-property-rights-during-beer-policy-debate One legislator said the beer distribution policy debate that recently brewed and boiled in the Kentucky House reminded him of comic-book episodes featuring Bizarro, the super villain who appeared as the antithesis of DC Comics' Superman in the... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:31:42 EST Who should buy long-term care insurance? http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152077123/Who-should-buy-long-term-care-insurance Dear Savvy Senior, Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:41:43 EST How to make your bathroom safer http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151999934/How-to-make-your-bathroom-safer Dear Savvy Senior, Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:36:42 EST All minimum-wage hikes are not created equal http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/151947983/All-minimum-wage-hikes-are-not-created-equal A new Bluegrass Institute report by Western Kentucky University economist Brian Strow suggests the consequences of raising the minimum wage are more severe in some parts of the country—and among certain demographic groups—than... Sat, 21 Feb 2015 13:41:44 EST There ought to be a law http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/151777498/There-ought-to-be-a-law Although most folks express frustration with the never-ending stream of laws and regulations flowing from Washington and Frankfort, many of us at one point or another have looked around at some injustice or offense and declared, “There ought to... Sat, 14 Feb 2015 14:11:41 EST Liberty’s boosters and busters, courtesy of the Kentucky Legislature http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/151818794/Libertys-boosters-and-busters-courtesy-of-the-Kentucky-Legislature This edition of “Liberty Boosters and Busters” comes your way courtesy of the 2015 session of the Kentucky General Assembly. Sat, 14 Feb 2015 10:26:42 EST Frankfort’s out-of-touch priorities: Solutions for problems that don’t exist http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151696813/Frankforts-out-of-touch-priorities:-Solutions-for-problems-that-dont-exist A couple of quotes sum up what engaged Kentucky voters already know.The first one is provided by Mahatma Gandhi, who inspired civil-rights movements worldwide and said: “Action expresses priorities.” Sat, 7 Feb 2015 14:11:41 EST Work Ready Community: Educational Attainment (Pt. 2) http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/151620760/Work-Ready-Community:-Educational-Attainment-(Pt.-2) Perhaps the most challenging criterion to our county becoming certified as a Work Ready Community is the requirement 25 percent of a county's working age population (age 18 to 64) has at least a two-year college degree, with a plan to... Mon, 2 Feb 2015 10:26:43 EST Companies want to create products in a right-to-work world http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/151568697/Companies-want-to-create-products-in-a-right-to-work-world Legally challenging the validity of local right-to-work laws passed by Kentucky counties seems the only viable option for labor-union officials concerned about losing money and members if individual workers gain the freedom to say “no” to... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:41:42 EST