Floyd County Times- RSS OPINION Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/section/OPINION http://floydcountytimes.com/section/OPINION Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:06:18 EST 1800 Rental Central http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/50352246/Rental-Central One major box office hit and some great television hit the shelves this week, just in time to catch up before the fall season. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:58:05 EST Deal with ISIS now, or die by it later http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50366943/Deal-with-ISIS-now-or-die-by-it-later During the 2012 presidential campaign President Obama repeatedly boasted, “Osama bin Laden is dead and Al-Qaeda is on the run.” He is right on both counts: bin Laden is gone and Al-Qaeda runs stronger than ever. The latest Al-Qaeda... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:17:05 EST Solar power gets hot, hot, hot http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50366050/Solar-power-gets-hot-hot-hot With so many homeowners and businesses making greener energy choices, private utilities — along with big oil, gas, coal, and nuclear companies — see the writing on the wall. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:12:04 EST Movies from the Black Lagoon: ‘Deadly Eyes’ http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/50352054/Movies-from-the-Black-Lagoon:-Deadly-Eyes A swarm of giant rats threatens Canada in this drive-in classic that delivers the low-budget horror goods with style and clever effects work. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:57:02 EST No appetite for fixing school lunch http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50332439/No-appetite-for-fixing-school-lunch You can lead a kid to vegetables, but you can't make her eat. Especially if the food doesn't taste good.That's what the government found out in the wake of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:58:07 EST Tim Robinson, entrepreneur http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50330392/Tim-Robinson-entrepreneur Launching a new business venture in a county purported to be one of the worst in America is not something you'd ordinarily expect from a successful entrepreneur, especially one who lives nearly three hours' hard drive away. What about all... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:07:08 EST A legislative perspective http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50320996/A-legislative-perspective When it comes to cutting-edge medical research, Kentucky has long played an outsized role despite being a relatively small state. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:48:21 EST Movies from the Black Lagoon: ‘The Tall Man’ http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/50286031/Movies-from-the-Black-Lagoon:-The-Tall-Man A small town in the Pacific Northwest is terrorized by a dark figure that abducts children, in this carefully orchestrated chiller from Pascal Laugier (“Martyrs”). Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:26:03 EST Rental Central http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/50285833/Rental-Central An odd week saw low key releases that you may have missed but included enough gems to make a trip to the rental store worth the gas. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:14:03 EST Don’t get over it; get help http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50284014/Dont-get-over-it;-get-help Life brings with it a roller-coaster ride of emotions. It is expected there are times when we will be happy or sad, angry or giddy, worried or carefree.There will even be times we feel down. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 09:54:02 EST Senators don’t create jobs http://floydcountytimes.com/news/letters/50283640/Senators-dont-create-jobs When I was a freshman in high school at Burnside years ago, they taught us that senators' and representatives' jobs were to sponsor bills, pass legislation and make laws. NOT make jobs. Why does our secretary of state change their job... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 09:38:04 EST Where is the concern? http://floydcountytimes.com/news/letters/50283790/Where-is-the-concern I am a concerned citizen of Floyd County. I live at Banner and I know for sure of a person who has been reported many times for cruelty to a horse. She had one die last year. This animal is starving to death. I have even... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 09:37:07 EST Retirement: A new and different form of work http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50256676/Retirement:-A-new-and-different-form-of-work Both financial and physical well-being in retirement require foresight and planning. Although far too many people fail to plan their financial resources, perhaps even more people fail to plan how to invest their hours and days once the structure of... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:34:04 EST A legislative perspective http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50251575/A-legislative-perspective Over the last several weeks, there has been new discussion about two of Kentucky's oldest forms of transportation: rivers and railroads. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 09:35:03 EST Litmus test for Obama on whistleblowers http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50206088/Litmus-test-for-Obama-on-whistleblowers Whistleblowers, often revered and feared by the Obama administration, have received a special place since the 2011 initiation of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), a global transparency campaign. Their prominence is justified. The OGP will become... Fri, 8 Aug 2014 09:33:11 EST The class war goes retail http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50209474/The-class-war-goes-retail For the first time since 1997, the U.S. economy just added at least 200,000 jobs per month for six months running. GDP grew at a 4 percent annual clip between April and June. The percentage of Americans who describe the economy as “good”... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 13:20:03 EST Movies from the Black Lagoon: ‘Zero Hour’ http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/50206392/Movies-from-the-Black-Lagoon:-Zero-Hour Thirty-eight passengers on an airplane face extreme peril when their flight crew is stricken with food poisoning in this early attempt at domestic disaster flicks. Thu, 7 Aug 2014 10:02:09 EST Rental Central http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/50206214/Rental-Central A good week for variety saw old stuff and new stuff sharing shelf space and offering all sorts of diversions for viewers. Thu, 7 Aug 2014 09:52:06 EST A prickly question http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50181500/A-prickly-question California's harsh new measure to deal with long-term drought is making waves. Residents caught wasting by washing sidewalks with their garden hose and committing similar reckless acts are incurring fines of up to $500. Tue, 5 Aug 2014 14:12:03 EST Consumers, government both play role in energy savings http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50177578/Consumers-government-both-play-role-in-energy-savings Summer is here, prompting many of us to adjust the air conditioning in our homes. However, dialing down the thermostat too much during the summer months can result in costly energy bills, and for many Kentuckians, every dollar saved can make a... Tue, 5 Aug 2014 11:04:09 EST