Floyd County Times- RSS OPINION Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/section/OPINION http://floydcountytimes.com/section/OPINION Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:51:02 EST 1800 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 Exploiters of job losses paint wrong picture of cause http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/150526278/Exploiters-of-job-losses-paint-wrong-picture-of-cause Recent sudden job losses at Kentucky's last Fruit of the Loom plant in Jamestown and at Toyota's regional headquarters in Erlanger have hit the state hard. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 08:54:03 EST How did we get here? http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/150526156/How-did-we-get-here Dick Tuck, the legendary political prankster and wit, once ran for local office in San Francisco and lost. His concession speech, in its entirety: “The people have spoken — the bastards.” Thu, 13 Nov 2014 08:38:02 EST Veterans should have health coverage http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/150493574/Veterans-should-have-health-coverage This Veteran's Day we honor those who serve and have served our country. Veterans put their lives on the line to protect our independence, our freedom, and all the rights we hold dear. Now is the time to fight for them by ensuring they have... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 09:47:06 EST Recognize, thank and honor Vietnam veterans http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/150478159/Recognize-thank-and-honor-Vietnam-veterans Every Veterans Day we are reminded to recognize, thank and honor our nation's heroes. It's a day about honoring those military veterans in our families, at work, and in our communities. It's also a day that serves to teach our... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 09:43:03 EST