Floyd County Times- RSS OPINION Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/section/OPINION http://floydcountytimes.com/section/OPINION Sat, 20 Sep 2014 14:00:28 EST 1800 Obama’s foreign policy collapse http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50683042/Obamas-foreign-policy-collapse President Barack Obama's stated goal in the fight against the Islamic State, aka ISIS, is to reduce it to a “manageable problem.” Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:57:07 EST The many islands of ‘Dr. Moreau’ http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/50682803/The-many-islands-of-Dr.-Moreau H.G. Wells was a true visionary who penned classic stories about fantastic subjects. He was also a slightly paranoid genius, who cloaked his fears for the future of mankind in compelling sci-fi stories. Though he is most famous for introducing the... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:52:09 EST Rental Central http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/50682732/Rental-Central A good week for solid entertainment saw several quality TV series and two blockbuster films hitting the shelves. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:41:04 EST Important election http://floydcountytimes.com/news/letters/50682627/Important-election Right now, there is an epic battle raging over whether America will be a democracy governed by the people or a plutocracy ruled by corporations and the ultra-rich. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:30:07 EST Work together for clean coal http://floydcountytimes.com/news/letters/50682578/Work-together-for-clean-coal Our struggling coal industry must find a way to revive itself for the regions whose economies and families depend on coal. I do not see regulations being dialed back in the near future as 70 percent of Americans are of the opinion something must be... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:27:03 EST Walk in their shoes http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50682490/Walk-in-their-shoes I'm a CEO with a GED, and I have walked in the shoes of a minimum wage worker. I know from experience that it's a tougher road today. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:18:09 EST A problem far worse than radioactive waste http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50637640/A-problem-far-worse-than-radioactive-waste Imagine walking into a business, whether to work or simply to shop, and seeing a patron of the store walking around with radioactive waste, seemingly oblivious to exposing himself and everyone else to its dangers. Quite naturally, you would be... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:12:06 EST Out of touch http://floydcountytimes.com/news/letters/50650281/Out-of-touch The multimillionaire, U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, is drowning in his own self-importance. The senator thinks more of himself than of our own families. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:06:06 EST Too busy for meetings http://floydcountytimes.com/news/letters/50650237/Too-busy-for-meetings Mitch McConnell has been too busy to attend meetings of the Senate Agriculture Committee for the last four-plus years — too busy kowtowing to his rich cronies like the Koch brothers and other Washington-area power brokers. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:56:04 EST Eastern Kentucky energy and heritage-entrepreneurship can move Kentucky to #1 http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50650014/Eastern-Kentucky-energy-and-heritage-entrepreneurship-can-move-Kentucky-to-#1 In August, Gov. Steve Beshear announced a dramatic climb in Kentucky's entrepreneurial climate. The Commonwealth advanced 45 places — from 49th in the nation to fourth — in the annual State Entrepreneurship Index. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:48:10 EST Build it and bikes will come http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50606158/Build-it-and-bikes-will-come Did you see the baseball movie Field of Dreams? Even if you didn't, you've probably heard the phrase “If you build it, they will come” — which it immortalized. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:06:03 EST ‘Blood Lake’ http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/50604729/Blood-Lake Killer eels rampage towards Lake Michigan in this nature-runs-amok flick that managed to sneak onto “Animal Planet” before hitting the bargain section of your video retailer. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:54:03 EST Rental Central http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/50604623/Rental-Central A good week for renters saw two well-made action flicks sharing space with some lesser genre efforts. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:41:03 EST For Kentucky, entrepreneurial economy requires a new way of thinking http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50559238/For-Kentucky-entrepreneurial-economy-requires-a-new-way-of-thinking If you take a poll of the average person on the street and ask them, “What is it Kentucky should be most focused on?” the answer would overwhelmingly be “JOBS!” Nothing is more important to our state than promoting, creating... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:47:12 EST Holding big banks accountable http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50558681/Holding-big-banks-accountable As your Attorney General, I am committed to fighting for Kentucky families and keeping the big banks honest. That's why I was proud to join the U.S. Department of Justice last month in announcing a nearly $17 billion settlement with Bank of... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:20:09 EST A legislative perspective http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50558520/A-legislative-perspective Tomorrow, our nation will pause to remember those whose lives were lost on Sept. 11, 2001. Tue, 9 Sep 2014 14:15:05 EST Rental Central http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/50510478/Rental-Central Lots of television programs ruled the shelves this week, but there was room for a few other treats for renters. Fri, 5 Sep 2014 14:23:18 EST This mascot skews reality about the first people http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50506392/This-mascot-skews-reality-about-the-first-people Until recently, I never really paid much attention to the Native American mascot issue. “It's not my fight,” I thought. Fri, 5 Sep 2014 10:32:06 EST ‘The Woman in Black’ http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/50520585/The-Woman-in-Black Hammer Films is back and this eerie ghost story (from the studio that remade all of the Universal favorites) pits Daniel Radcliffe (“Harry Potter”) Against the titular spook and fits perfectly into their... Thu, 4 Sep 2014 10:26:09 EST Will Bowling: Farmer, entrepreneur http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50489605/Will-Bowling:-Farmer-entrepreneur Will Bowling and his family are farmers and food entrepreneurs at Old Homeplace Farm in Clay County, Kentucky. Growing up in the winding “holler” of Twisting Sourwood, located on the Leslie and Clay County line, deep in the Appalachian... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 11:28:05 EST