Hazard-Herald- RSS OPINION Feed http://hazard-herald.com/section/OPINION http://hazard-herald.com/section/OPINION Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:32:42 EST 1800 Kentuckians Should Have the Right to Make Their Own Destiny http://hazard-herald.com/news/editorial/150671330/Kentuckians-Should-Have-the-Right-to-Make-Their-Own-Destiny Election season is a special time in Kentucky. Next to basketball season, there doesn't seem to be a time that gets Kentuckians more excited. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:02:05 EST Moving forward for this land and for each other http://hazard-herald.com/news/opinion/150628940/Moving-forward-for-this-land-and-for-each-other How many times have we heard it? How many times have we heard that we should leave here, that Appalachia is dying, that these old coal towns are full of empty buildings, deserted streets, and broken dreams. How many times have you been asked what... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:44:05 EST Teaching our children to be ‘kidpreneuers’ http://hazard-herald.com/news/opinion/150577908/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... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:34:07 EST Letter to the Editor http://hazard-herald.com/news/opinion/150409582/Letter-to-the-Editor Dear Editor, Tue, 4 Nov 2014 10:44:07 EST Don’t neglect the right to vote http://hazard-herald.com/news/opinion/150395745/Dont-neglect-the-right-to-vote In less than 24 hours, people in Perry County and across the Commonwealth will start lining up at the polls to vote in the 2014 general election—one of the most important elections this area has seen in a while. Mon, 3 Nov 2014 15:51:09 EST Letter to the Editor http://hazard-herald.com/news/opinion/150329983/Letter-to-the-Editor The following letter to the editor concerns Perry County Clerk Haven King. Due to time constrains, King was unable to respond to the letter, but strongly disagrees with the wording. All matters discussed herein have been settled in or out of... Mon, 3 Nov 2014 12:27:04 EST ‘Cold in July’ http://hazard-herald.com/news/opinion_columns/150348335/Cold-in-July The life of a small-town family man spins way off course after he fatally shoots an intruder in his home in this thriller that has a lot up its sleeve. Tue, 4 Nov 2014 13:37:09 EST 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