Hazard-Herald- RSS OPINION Feed http://hazard-herald.com/section/OPINION http://hazard-herald.com/section/OPINION Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:48:24 EST 1800 From dream to reality with My Social Security http://hazard-herald.com/news/opinion/151197256/From-dream-to-reality-with-My-Social-Security In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke about his dream of an America where equality was more than a concept—where it was an everyday reality. Wed, 14 Jan 2015 13:30:32 EST LIFT us from wrong priorities, over taxation http://hazard-herald.com/news/opinion/151197330/LIFT-us-from-wrong-priorities-over-taxation An organization called Local Investments for Transformation (LIFT) is lobbying the legislature for the possibility of a new tax. Their slogan “let the people vote on investing in their communities,” has garnered the support of 42 Kentucky... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 12:25:31 EST Senator Smith pleased with first week at capitol http://hazard-herald.com/news/opinion/151197585/Senator-Smith-pleased-with-first-week-at-capitol The Kentucky General Assembly convened its 2015 Regular Session this week, and our caucus's priorities are summed up best as working to ensuring quality Kentucky jobs and strengthening Kentucky families. Wed, 14 Jan 2015 11:40:31 EST Change inspired by negativity still change http://hazard-herald.com/news/opinion/151079337/Change-inspired-by-negativity-still-change Across the state, this week has been one of celebration. New years and new beginnings are starting for many counties with the swearing-in of new government officials. Prospects for the future cannot help but look bright with the notion that new blood... Wed, 7 Jan 2015 11:30:02 EST A brighter future is our responsibility http://hazard-herald.com/news/opinion/151078955/A-brighter-future-is-our-responsibility Another year brings with it the promise of all things new.With the start of this new year, I've given myself permission to dream big - not only for my own life, but also for our entire region. Wed, 7 Jan 2015 10:32:04 EST Stumbo, Hoover showing leadership http://hazard-herald.com/news/opinion/151048887/Stumbo-Hoover-showing-leadership It's time to move Kentucky forward. We are encouraged that two important leaders from both sides of the aisle, House Speaker Greg Stumbo (D) and Minority Leader Jeff Hoover ( R) are doing just that though their leadership of a very important... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 12:48:03 EST Book Review: ‘Wildcat Memories’ by Doug Brunk http://hazard-herald.com/news/opinion/150889103/Book-Review:-Wildcat-Memories-by-Doug-Brunk In Eastern Kentucky we are all baptized in blue. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 09:55:06 EST Remembering the magic of Christmas http://hazard-herald.com/news/opinion/150945764/Remembering-the-magic-of-Christmas As I grow older, I miss the magic of Christmas. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 11:08:02 EST Tournament showcases community spirit in Perry County http://hazard-herald.com/news/opinion/150924707/Tournament-showcases-community-spirit-in-Perry-County On Saturday, Nov. 22, the Challenger Learning Center held its third annual First Lego League Robotics Tournament. The event was hosted at East Perry Elementary School and showcased the talents of students aged 9-13 from around the region. The... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:43:07 EST Appreciate givers in the community http://hazard-herald.com/news/opinion/150800788/Appreciate-givers-in-the-community To whom it may concern: Mon, 8 Dec 2014 11:34:10 EST Cultivating Americans’ farming knowledge http://hazard-herald.com/news/opinion/150733914/Cultivating-Americans-farming-knowledge Know the difference between a Holstein and a Hereford? You're in rare company. Wed, 3 Dec 2014 16:03:04 EST Men’s challenge http://hazard-herald.com/news/opinion/150733803/Mens-challenge Many of our men at Fitzpatrick Baptist Church are looking gruff these days. You may have seen a few looking a little hairy and unshaven. They are in the middle of a Men's Challenge: NoShavember. Wed, 3 Dec 2014 16:03:03 EST Kentuckians should have the right to make their own destiny http://hazard-herald.com/news/opinion/150733718/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. Wed, 3 Dec 2014 15:13:07 EST