Grayson County News Gazette- RSS OPINION Feed http://gcnewsgazette.com/section/OPINION http://gcnewsgazette.com/section/OPINION Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:06:55 EST 1800 How to take care of your kidneys http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/151522061/How-to-take-care-of-your-kidneys Dear Savvy Senior,What can you tell me about kidney disease? My mother died from kidney failure a few years ago at age 76, and I'm curious what my risks are and what I can do to protect myself. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:36:41 EST Charter-school opponents need to turn the page http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/151442272/Charter-school-opponents-need-to-turn-the-page National Fun at Work Day. National Kazoo Day. National Blueberry Pancake Day. They all occur on Wed., Jan. 28.Who knew so much could happen on a single “Hump Day?” Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11:46:41 EST In work and in life, wisdom is often underrated, overlooked http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/151420504/In-work-and-in-life-wisdom-is-often-underrated-overlooked My grandfather Charlie Clemons was a small-time tobacco farmer and, like many in that generation in rural Kentucky, he grew up without running water or electricity just outside Peonia. At a young age, he was kept out of school by his father to help... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:01:42 EST Guthrie fights for the unborn http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion-politics/151470819/Guthrie-fights-for-the-unborn On Thursday, Jan. 22, Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) voted in support of H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2015. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:46:43 EST What Medicare doesn’t cover http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/151382207/What-Medicare-doesnt-cover Dear Savvy Senior,I'm about to sign up for Medicare Part A and B and would like to find out what they don't cover so I can avoid any unexpected costs down the road.Almost 65 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:16:42 EST Work Ready Community: Educational Attainment (Pt. 1) http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/151395735/Work-Ready-Community:-Educational-Attainment-(Pt.-1) To be recognized by our state government as a Work Ready Community, 25 percent of a county's working age population (age 18 to 64) must have at least a two-year college degree, with a plan to increase to 32 percent (the state average) within... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:46:41 EST Bipartisan regulatory reform bill passes the House http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/151345506/Bipartisan-regulatory-reform-bill-passes-the-House Congressman Brett Guthrie, on Wednesday, Jan. 14, voted in support of H.R. 37, the Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Act. Sun, 18 Jan 2015 15:31:41 EST Guthrie votes to restore 40-hour work Week under Obamacare http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/151201895/Guthrie-votes-to-restore-40-hour-work-Week-under-Obamacare On Thursday, Jan. 8, Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) voted in support of H.R. 30, the Save American Workers (SAW) Act. Sat, 17 Jan 2015 16:06:42 EST Guthrie supports amendments to defund Obama’s Executive amnesty, bill to Fund Homeland Security operations http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/151345659/Guthrie-supports-amendments-to-defund-Obamas-Executive-amnesty-bill-to-Fund-Homeland-Security-operations Congressman Brett Guthrie, on Wednesday, Jan. 14, voted in support of H.R. 240, the FY2015 Homeland Security Appropriations bill. Sat, 17 Jan 2015 15:36:41 EST Smoking ban policy déjà vu: There they go again http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/151329701/Smoking-ban-policy-dj-vu:-There-they-go-again Those attending legislative meetings this year in Frankfort may wonder if this legislative session's motto is: “In God We Trust.” Fri, 16 Jan 2015 18:41:41 EST Guthrie supports legislation to prevent veteran suicides http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/151305347/Guthrie-supports-legislation-to-prevent-veteran-suicides On Monday, Jan. 12, Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) voted in support of H.R. 203, the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans (Clay Hunt SAV) Act. Fri, 16 Jan 2015 16:26:41 EST Guthrie votes to advance Regulatory Accountability Act http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/151345397/Guthrie-votes-to-advance-Regulatory-Accountability-Act On Tuesday, Jan. 13, Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) voted in support of H.R. 185, the Regulatory Accountability Act. Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:26:43 EST Getting around when you no longer drive http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/151178078/Getting-around-when-you-no-longer-drive Dear Savvy Senior, Wed, 14 Jan 2015 11:11:41 EST Combs re-appointed chair of House committee that writes state highway plan http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/151202012/Combs-re-appointed-chair-of-House-committee-that-writes-state-highway-plan Recognizing the work she has already done in overseeing the state's highway plan, the Kentucky House of Representatives' leaders recently re-appointed state Rep. Leslie Combs to a second two-year term as chair of the House Budget Review... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 16:11:41 EST Kentucky is barely ‘back’ http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/151151955/Kentucky-is-barely-back A little-known fact about Arnold Schwarzenegger's famous “I'll be back” line in his “Terminator” movie is that it just about didn't happen because the famous Austrian-born... Sat, 10 Jan 2015 18:43:27 EST Reflections on Leadership Kentucky experience http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/151134426/Reflections-on-Leadership-Kentucky-experience This year, I had the privilege of graduating from Leadership Kentucky. The program brings together about 50 Kentuckians for two or three days per month for seven months, exposing professionals from varying walks of life to issues and challenges facing... Sat, 10 Jan 2015 14:48:30 EST Guthrie votes to build Keystone XL Pipeline http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/151162758/Guthrie-votes-to-build-Keystone-XL-Pipeline On Friday, Jan. 9, Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) voted in support of H.R. 3, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act. Fri, 9 Jan 2015 14:53:14 EST Work Ready Community: Soft skills measurement http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/151097990/Work-Ready-Community:-Soft-skills-measurement The primary purpose of the Work Ready Community program is to provide evidence a quality work force exists within a community. A quality work force is important to current and prospective employers, but what constitutes a “quality” work... Wed, 7 Jan 2015 11:31:04 EST House reconvenes, elects Speaker http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/151120130/House-reconvenes-elects-Speaker Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) issued the following statement on Tuesday, Jan. 6 after voting in support of Rep. John Boehner (OH-8) for Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. Tue, 6 Jan 2015 14:56:09 EST A letter to the community http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/151097466/A-letter-to-the-community The students and teachers, the administrators and staff of Grayson County Schools deserve praise for working hard in their roles. But equally deserving of praise are the members of the district's Board of Education, not only for their work but... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 10:26:06 EST