Harlan Daily Enterprise- RSS OPINION Feed http://harlandaily.com/section/OPINION http://harlandaily.com/section/OPINION Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:10:06 EST 1800 Today in History — April 25 http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/4568561/Today-in-History--April-25 By the Associated PressToday is Friday, April 25, the 115th day of 2014. There are 250 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Excuses: Reasons not to go to church http://harlandaily.com/news/local_features-opinion_columns/4568777/Excuses:-Reasons-not-to-go-to-church Over the years I have heard more excuses about not going to church than I can remember. Some are downright funny, and some are heartbreaking. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Clean water is key to business success http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/4556698/Clean-water-is-key-to-business-success Our company depends on clean water for our success. That's why we're pleased that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued new draft rules for enforcement of the Clean Water Act last month. Since the Supreme Court handed down... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Government as innovator? You bet http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/4568719/Government-as-innovator-You-bet Five years ago, the federal government spent $169 billion to fund basic research and development. This fiscal year, it's down to $134 billion. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Today in History — April 24 http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/4556935/Today-in-History--April-24 By the Associated PressToday is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST ‘Boston strong’ http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/4561996/Boston-strong Monday's 118th running of the Boston Marathon displayed in full measure the resolve and unity meant by “Boston strong.” Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Ethics ‘reform’ little more than posturing http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/4556911/Ethics-reform-little-more-than-posturing House Democrats took to the floor Monday to repeatedly express their “outrage” at the Legislative Ethics Commission's decision not to punish former state Rep. John Arnold on charges of sexual harassment and to praise the “moral... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Small business owners missing tax credit? http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/4556990/Small-business-owners-missing-tax-credit ”Communication Breakdown, It's always the same” — Led Zeppelin “What we have here is a failure to communicate” — from the movie Cool Hand Luke Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Fix tax laws, fix the economy http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/4544420/Fix-tax-laws-fix-the-economy It doesn't take a recovering tax attorney like me to tell you what you already know: the federal tax code is a mess, especially for businesses. Every day, business owners and managers express frustration at the complications and hassles of an... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Today in History — April 23 http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/4544394/Today-in-History--April-23 By the Associated PressToday is Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Spring housecleaning a common ritual http://harlandaily.com/news/local_features-opinion_columns/4545599/Spring-housecleaning-a-common-ritual Years ago, spring housecleaning used to be, and perhaps still is, a backbreaking ritual. It involved hanging rugs out in the sunshine on clotheslines and then beating the dust out of them with a wire rug beater or a long-handled broom. It demanded... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Today in History — April 22 http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/4532790/Today-in-History--April-22 By the Associated PressToday is Tuesday, April 22, the 112th day of 2014. There are 253 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Letters to the Editor http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/4532591/Letters-to-the-Editor Editor,Today, Girls Scouts throughout the eastern half of Kentucky will honor their volunteers on Girl Scout Leader Appreciation Day during National Volunteer Week. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Smart snacks for families, children http://harlandaily.com/news/local_features-opinion_columns/4534661/Smart-snacks-for-families-children Smart families can take a cue from some of our fast food restaurants, which increasingly are offering healthier side dishes and snacks. One of the best options is to limit fast food meals so they are an occasional, infrequent treat. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Stay connected with state lawmakers http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/4533621/Stay-connected-with-state-lawmakers FRANKFORT – When the final gavel falls on a legislative session, it's often seen as a time to start looking back – a chance to review what passed, what failed, who won and who lost. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Understanding the meaning of Easter http://harlandaily.com/news/lifestyle-religion-local_features-opinion_columns/4518843/Understanding-the-meaning-of-Easter Growing up as a child I didn't understand the spiritual significance of Easter, nor did I understand the role of Jesus Christ and how the story of Jesus is the story of Easter. As a child properly understanding how Easter egg hunting, special... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Watch for the signs http://harlandaily.com/news/lifestyle-religion-local_features-opinion_columns/4518956/Watch-for-the-signs The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the most significant event in history. Over the last few weeks Easter has been the topic of this column and I'm sure the subject of many a sermon but what about the significant events of the... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST A suffering servant, the life-giving Messiah and an empty tomb: Isaiah 53 http://harlandaily.com/news/lifestyle-religion-local_features-opinion_columns/4518810/A-suffering-servant-the-life-giving-Messiah-and-an-empty-tomb:-Isaiah-53 The celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ is the center of Christianity. The church is reminded each Lord's Day, the first day of the week, that it was this day that is the point of demarcation for all humanity. It is the empty tomb... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Planting by nature http://harlandaily.com/news/local_features-opinion_columns/4518011/Planting-by-nature Our forefathers paid a lot more attention to natural events than we do now. They had no radio, TV or newspaper to provide weather trends, so they looked to nature to tell them when to plant beans or when to strip hickory bark for chair... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Where the wild things are, again http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/4507443/Where-the-wild-things-are-again As a kid growing up in Cumberland, my big decision on Saturdays was whether to go to the Novo Theatre at 20 cents or the Corlee at 15 cents. I never knew what was playing at either (unless it was one of those cliff hangers from the week before), but I... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST