Middlesboro Daily News- RSS OPINION Feed http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/OPINION http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/OPINION Mon, 20 Apr 2015 21:51:24 EST 1800 ‘Personal’ makes all the difference http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/153020344/Personal-makes-all-the-difference If we were to as a question of a friend, co-worker or even a family member and their answer to our question included “that is a personal matter” normally that line of questioning would cease immediately. Receiving an answer that something... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:55:31 EST Landscaping: Mulch, mold, fungi http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/153020118/Landscaping:-Mulch-mold-fungi Mulch can be beneficial in many ways on plant beds, around foundation shrubs and other gardening locations in your yard, but mold can threaten its benefits. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:25:32 EST Protecting the unborn http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/153019892/Protecting-the-unborn The pregnancy-terminating procedure most commonly known as “dilation and evacuation” goes by another name — dismemberment abortion. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:05:35 EST Fair Housing Month http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/153019953/Fair-Housing-Month This year commemorates the 47th anniversary of the U.S. Fair Housing Act as well as the Kentucky Fair Housing law, both of which were passed in 1968. Because of these laws, housing discrimination is illegal. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:05:33 EST Artisans sought for ‘Gathering in the Gap’ http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/153020057/Artisans-sought-for-Gathering-in-the-Gap BIG STONE GAP, Va. — The Artisans Committee of the 2015 “Gathering in the Gap” Music Festival invite regional artisans to create, display and sell their works at the annual festival on May 23. Artisans will be selected for high... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:00:38 EST 4-H camp coming soon — June 22-25 http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/153019961/4-H-camp-coming-soon--June-22-25 Students from Harlan County will be attending 4-H Summer Camp at J. M. Feltner 4-H Camp in London from June 22– 25. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:00:33 EST No other God before me http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/152985641/No-other-God-before-me Why would God give us a set of rules to follow that He knows we have no hope of obeying?Really, why would He burden His creation with a set of laws that no one on Earth is able to live up to? Sun, 19 Apr 2015 06:45:35 EST A call to Christians http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/152985661/A-call-to-Christians The Bible calls us to “Come now, and let us reason together …” (Isaiah 1:8). Specifically, the topic in Isaiah is our righteousness, but today I would like Christians to sit and think, to reason about the Christian message and the... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 05:35:35 EST Tree size vs. age http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/152986281/Tree-size-vs.-age There is a misconception that big trees are old and small trees are young, but in reality tree size at a given age is more related to the species and growing conditions. It is not uncommon to have two trees side by side, one two foot through, the... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 11:35:31 EST Workforce funds need extra scrutiny http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/152982828/Workforce-funds-need-extra-scrutiny Gov. Steve Beshear has made the right call, for all involved, by initiating an investigation into management and spending by a state agency of federal workforce money. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:55:32 EST National Poetry Month http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/152982854/National-Poetry-Month April is National Poetry Month. You might say, “Who cares?” or “I never liked poetry. Couldn't understand it. Why don't those writers just say what they mean instead of making a big mystery of it and confusing... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:25:34 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/152962107/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Friday, April 17, the 107th day of 2015. There are 258 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 00:05:35 EST Water Co. records http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/152962073/Water-Co.-records As a public agency, the Louisville Water Co. seems surprisingly clueless about its responsibility to turn over public records related to the recent departure of its chief financial officer. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:25:33 EST Age is only a number http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/152962119/Age-is-only-a-number Two police officers — one from South Carolina and one from Oklahoma — should never have pulled their handguns. Their decisions took lives and forever destroyed families and their own personal lives. One cop was just 33 and the other... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:25:31 EST Queen Hillary Clinton? http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/152962142/Queen-Hillary-Clinton Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced her candidacy for the presidency of the United States. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:20:39 EST Shoes can make a difference http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/152962329/Shoes-can-make-a-difference The shoes you put on in the morning may very well dictate what kind of day you have. When I was young, I loved high heels. Three inch heels were the coolest, and nobody wore heels under two inches. Dress up would have been impossible without... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:20:33 EST Traditional values matter http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/152938762/Traditional-values-matter I have been involved in politics and policy-making for over 50 years, and as you can imagine I hold strong feelings about reporters and the media. They're not what you might think, however. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:40:49 EST Equal work, equal pay http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/152938678/Equal-work-equal-pay When Doris and Don Fisher opened their small retail store in 1969, they each put up $21,000 in savings and, without even discussing it, paid each other the same salary. That's how equal partnerships work. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:40:46 EST Rolling Stone ignored basic journalism http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/152924654/Rolling-Stone-ignored-basic-journalism Columbia Journalism School's eviscerating report on Rolling Stone's now-discredited article about the alleged gang rape of an unnamed female student at the University of Virginia comes in the midst of an impassioned national debate about... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:40:40 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/152913734/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Wednesday, April 15, the 105th day of 2015. There are 260 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Wed, 15 Apr 2015 00:15:34 EST