Hazard-Herald- RSS OPINION Feed http://hazard-herald.com/section/OPINION http://hazard-herald.com/section/OPINION Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:07:53 EST 1800 Food and farming economy needs entrepreneurship, too http://hazard-herald.com/news/opinion/150242894/Food-and-farming-economy-needs-entrepreneurship-too Kentucky has a fascinating heritage when it comes to public unity. Everyone knows the Commonwealth was home to both Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis. Today, different debates occupy the minds of average Kentuckians, such as UK vs. Louisville, wet... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:13:06 EST Assumed racism in Eastern Ky. http://hazard-herald.com/news/opinion/150242930/Assumed-racism-in-Eastern-Ky. Last week, I was lucky enough to be one of the numerous organizers and participants in Hazard's first ever Haunted Harvest, which boasted a fall farmers' market, a ghost tour of Main Street, and the first—to my... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:08:04 EST Obama’s dumb war http://hazard-herald.com/news/opinion/150191037/Obamas-dumb-war If Barack Obama owes his presidency to one thing, it was the good sense he had back in 2002 to call the Iraq War what it was: “dumb.” Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:12:12 EST Fifty years of ugliness http://hazard-herald.com/news/opinion/50816040/Fifty-years-of-ugliness I was too young to vote in 1964 and I would not have voted for Sen. Barry Goldwater (R-Ariz.) then, anyway. I was a young Democrat then. But it is worth noting the fifty-year milestone of one of the lowest moments in American history: President... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 11:35:14 EST Letter to the Editor http://hazard-herald.com/news/opinion/50736744/Letter-to-the-Editor On Friday, Sept. 12, all Perry County students were bused to centrally-located East Perry Elementary for an “academic rally.” Parents were notified by email that students would be arriving home late because they failed to return to school... Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:48:05 EST For Kentucky, entrepreneurial economy requires a new way of thinking http://hazard-herald.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://hazard-herald.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 Time to be ambitious, concrete about new E. Ky. economy http://hazard-herald.com/news/opinion/50571782/Time-to-be-ambitious-concrete-about-new-E.-Ky.-economy A year ago, Governor Beshear and Congressman Rogers announced the Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) process as a way to involve eastern Kentuckians in planning a new economic future given the decline in coal and the region's other... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 11:44:05 EST