Floyd County Times- RSS OPINION Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/section/OPINION http://floydcountytimes.com/section/OPINION Sat, 29 Nov 2014 04:47:27 EST 1800 Is the GOP the religion party? http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/150684374/Is-the-GOP-the-religion-party National exit polling from Congressional races tells us some interesting things about the role of religious values in the 2014 midterm elections. It also sends a signal to the Republican Party about its supporters now and in the future. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:56:08 EST Kentuckians should have the right to make their own destiny http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/150683476/Kentuckians-should-have-the-right-to-make-their-own-destiny Election season is special time in Kentucky. Next to basketball season, there doesn't seem to be a time that gets Kentuckians more excited. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:05:06 EST Lots of action on tap to shake off the tryptophan http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/150683289/Lots-of-action-on-tap-to-shake-off-the-tryptophan A rugged quartet of grim stories made for a great week for action fans wanting to plop on the couch while gobbling leftover turkey. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:47:06 EST ‘See No Evil 2’ http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/150682454/See-No-Evil-2 A surprise party is tough to pull off on a good day so it isn't surprising that one set at a Morgue goes horribly wrong in this fast moving fright flick from the Soska Sisters(Dead Hooker in a Trunk). Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:44:06 EST Show up on Thanksgiving or get fired http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/150683537/Show-up-on-Thanksgiving-or-get-fired Most Americans — from the Obama family in the White House to my little family in Texas — will get a much-deserved break from work on Thanksgiving Day. But millions of others won't. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:17:12 EST Time to Stand or Stand http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/150667112/Time-to-Stand-or-Stand Walking in or around downtown Prestonsburg is both charming and as we now see, haunting. Whenever you see a for sale sign placed outside a local property you either are happy to see the property switch hands and go from bad to good, or disappointed to... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:33:04 EST Black Friday Blues http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/150667051/Black-Friday-Blues Shoppers will be lining up at the crack of dawn on “Black Friday” for spectacular deals. What they don't know is that the best bargains have already been taken – not by other shoppers, but by some of America's largest... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:26:03 EST Improving health of Eastern Kentucky takes local commitment http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/150655149/Improving-health-of-Eastern-Kentucky-takes-local-commitment The expansion of Kentucky's Medicaid program has proven very successful in terms of providing critical health care coverage to hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians. And perhaps no other region of the Commonwealth has seen more of a benefit than... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:13:09 EST The poor suffer from hunger — not the munchies http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/150615802/The-poor-suffer-from-hunger--not-the-munchies Thanksgiving is an occasion when we gather with our families for festive meals. It's also a time when many of us donate to help the less fortunate celebrate with their families. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:30:03 EST ‘The Man from Planet X’ http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/150610230/The-Man-from-Planet-X A diminutive alien menaces a remote Scottish Isle in this Sci-Fi thriller from the 'King of the B-Movies,” Edgar Ulmer. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:29:06 EST Week offers plenty of ammo for holiday lethargy http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/150610141/Week-offers-plenty-of-ammo-for-holiday-lethargy If next week's Thanksgiving meal leaves you feeling a bit sluggish, this week's releases offer a great opportunity to plop in front of your entertainment delivery system. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:26:04 EST The time to lead is now http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/150608937/The-time-to-lead-is-now The election is just a little over two weeks in the past, and there is still more than a month to go before newly-elected officials start their jobs. And, of course, the holidays loom on the horizon. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:58:05 EST Global Entrepreneurship Week highlights economic diversity http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/150601923/Global-Entrepreneurship-Week-highlights-economic-diversity This week, communities around the world will come together to agree on one thing: the power of entrepreneurship. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:27:03 EST Reader comments http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/150560903/Reader-comments The following are selected comments to stories on The Floyd County Times Facebook page. You can visit the page at facebook.com/fctimes. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:44:03 EST Students point in a better direction http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/150578139/Students-point-in-a-better-direction Like virtually every voter, I thought the most recent election season was especially tiring and trying. There has to be a better way, I said. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:39:10 EST A legal alien speaks on Prestonsburg’s future http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/150576511/A-legal-alien-speaks-on-Prestonsburgs-future Call it fate or just a series of misguided turns, life has a way of dealing with your unintentional and most oftentimes intentional life decisions. That would explain how a “legal alien” from parts too vast to number and so culturally... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:08:06 EST A legislative perspective http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/150568515/A-legislative-perspective Last week, the Department of Education released its latest annual report on school safety, a study that gives the public a truly comprehensive look at the discipline issues our students, teachers, staff and administrators face. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 08:43:07 EST Three titles take viewers back in time http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/150526792/Three-titles-take-viewers-back-in-time Two classic television series and a pair of new movies combined for a perfect week for winter renters. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:57:03 EST ‘Killer Mermaid’ http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/150526654/Killer-Mermaid A pair of American ladies vacationing in the Mediterranean run afoul of the titular monster in this “creature feature” that rocks some hot locations and a cool sea beast. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:46:04 EST Teaching our children to be ‘kidpreneuers’ http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/150526307/Teaching-our-children-to-be-kidpreneuers The old joke has it that when you grew up in eastern Kentucky in the old days you needed to master the “3 R's” to have a good living: “readin', 'ritin', and Route 23” (if you lived further west, just... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 08:57:03 EST