Middlesboro Daily News- RSS OPINION Feed http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/OPINION http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/OPINION Fri, 1 Aug 2014 07:07:34 EST 1800 Today in History — Aug. 1 http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50132889/Today-in-History--Aug.-1 By the Associated PressToday is Friday, August 1, the 213th day of 2014. There are 152 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EST Converting from year-round calving http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/50135292/Converting-from-year-round-calving Maintaining a controlled breeding and calving season can be one of the most important management tools for cow-calf producers. Uniform, heavier and more valuable calves are key reasons to keep the breeding season short. Plus, more efficient cow... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST No broad permit for state coal mining http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50132597/No-broad-permit-for-state-coal-mining General environmental permits are for small, routine disturbances or discharges that pose little risk to the public and that require the same basic precautions: controlling runoff from excavating a small site, for example, or disposing of dry-... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The Dog Days of Summer TN Dept. Agriculture, Forestry Division http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/50133633/The-Dog-Days-of-Summer-TN-Dept.-Agriculture-Forestry-Division I've heard the term Dog Days all my life, but only knew that it referred to the sweltering heat of late summer when dogs laid around more and were more prone to go mad (with rabies). I had a request from a reader to look into the subject in more... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Gripped by the adventure, thrilled by the prize http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/50133774/Gripped-by-the-adventure-thrilled-by-the-prize I had watched several bucks from the safe confines of a barn. They came out each evening and fed in a field that had only been planted about a month prior. Of the five bucks that were pretty consistent, there was one 10 pointer that I kept my eye on... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Today in History — July 31 http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50118889/Today-in-History--July-31 By the Associated PressToday is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Letters to the Editor http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/letters-opinion/50119142/Letters-to-the-Editor Editor,I hope you are having a great summer and enjoying your time off. I appreciate your hard work and loyalty to Pineville Independent. It is vital to our continued success. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Improve end-of-life health care http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50119076/Improve-end-of-life-health-care The day my father died from prostate cancer — Jan 11, 2011 — is the day I decided that no family should ever experience the same pain. That day everything changed for me. I had worked for seven years at an organization whose sole focus is... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Today in History — July 30 http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50103428/Today-in-History--July-30 By the Associated PressToday is Wednesday, July 30, the 211th day of 2014. There are 154 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Something important happens every day http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50103685/Something-important-happens-every-day Daily, I glance at the large calendar on the wall that looks down on my writing area. Last month it reminded me of Father's Day and my super father and father-in-law. Summer started on the 21st, days that may be hot and stormy. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Today in History — July 29 http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50087986/Today-in-History--July-29 By the Associated PressToday is Tuesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2014. There are 155 days left in the year.Today's Highlights in History: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Armed response not a job for educators http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50087003/Armed-response-not-a-job-for-educators Arming teachers to respond to deadly attacks is an unsettling concept.Gov. Jay Nixon on July 14 vetoed legislation that would permit educators who specifically are trained for armed response to carry concealed weapons. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Those who fought in ‘Forgotten War’ http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50088178/Those-who-fought-in-Forgotten-War FRANKFORT — The Korean War is sometimes referred to as America's forgotten war, but for those who served and their loved ones, it will never be forgotten. Kentucky saw more than 30,000 of its citizens serve in the conflict and on July 27,... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Remembering the 1970s http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50088030/Remembering-the-1970s Technology has transformed our world tremendously. It doesn't take a genius to figure out that life is getting easier for most people. And, greatly due to modern medicine, life expectancy has increased significantly from around the turn of the... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Armstrong on the moon, 45 years ago http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50038791/Armstrong-on-the-moon-45-years-ago It's July 19 and I'm at Wapakoneta, Ohio, at the Armstrong Air & Space Museum. Tomorrow is July 20, 2014, the 45th anniversary of Neil Armstrong's walk on the moon. I remember his famous words, “That's one small step for... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The importance of worshipping God http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/50038726/The-importance-of-worshipping-God When an important decision is in the works, we all wish we could hear a voice from heaven or have some solid assurance that we are doing the right thing. Sometimes our confirmation that we are on the right track comes in an overwhelming sense of... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Why incumbents keep getting reelected http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50050422/Why-incumbents-keep-getting-reelected It's no news that Congress is unpopular. In fact, at times it seems like the only real novelty on Capitol Hill would be a jump in its approval rating. In June, a Gallup poll found members' standing with the American people at a historic... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Flying with kids? Be organized http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/307054/Flying-with-kids-Be-organized I'm happy to announce I'm featured in American Airways magazine this month! With that good news I thought I'd write about flying with little ones. Now that vacation time in full swing and if you plan to fly with your kids, here are... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Female voters wooed for fall http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/328599/Female-voters-wooed-for-fall By Charles BabingtonAn AP News AnalysisWASHINGTON — Democratic and Republican Senators are pouring significant time and energy into pursuing female voters, a coveted prize in the Nov. 4 elections. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST EPA carbon rules good for all http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/328740/EPA-carbon-rules-good-for-all Richard Eidlin Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST