Harlan Daily Enterprise- RSS OPINION Feed http://harlandaily.com/section/OPINION http://harlandaily.com/section/OPINION Wed, 1 Oct 2014 20:34:28 EST 1800 Dispelling state myths http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/150015350/Dispelling-state-myths FRANKFORT — Kentucky has always been a place of myth: “The Land of Tomorrow,” or the “Dark and Bloody Ground.” The state that joined the losing side after the Civil War, and adopted the myth that slavery had been a... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 16:16:11 EST The thankful games http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion_columns/150015770/The-thankful-games My husband Terry and I took a road trip to the Oregon coast for our anniversary a couple of years ago and while he was driving I suggested we play a game. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 15:07:08 EST Today in History http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/50815017/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 00:48:10 EST By Rep. Rita Smart Contributing Columnist http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/50815644/By-Rep.-Rita-Smart-Contributing-Columnist No child should have to fear attending school because of physical or verbal abuse by his or her classmates. But in reality, there were 15,520 incidents of bullying in our schools just in this past school year. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:09:06 EST Residual force for Afghanistan http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/50814749/Residual-force-for-Afghanistan Despite its imperfections, including a veil of secrecy over vote tallies for each candidate, the power-sharing deal reached after five months of bitter arm-wrestling over Afghanistan's presidential election offers hope of an end to the... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:08:11 EST Wait to give kids money http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/50815350/Wait-to-give-kids-money I see people make the same mistakes over and over. This is particularly true when watching people handle money for children. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:05:10 EST Today in History http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/50799691/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Tuesday, September 30, the 273rd day of 2014. There are 92 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:38:08 EST We must extend the CHIP http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion_columns/50799170/We-must-extend-the-CHIP From the beginning of my career in public service, I've always cared deeply about helping our children. When I arrived in Emmons, W.Va. as a VISTA worker, there were countless children in the community who'd never seen a doctor or a... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:59:12 EST Put fall leaves to good use http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion_columns/50799783/Put-fall-leaves-to-good-use According to the calendar, fall is officially here therefore the leaves will begin to fall very soon. One way to put those leaves to a good use is by composting. Composting is an environmentally beneficial process to dispose of leaves and other yard... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:59:09 EST Grimes’ ad a smokescreen for gun stance http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/50799552/Grimes-ad-a-smokescreen-for-gun-stance Kentucky Secretary of State and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes has done everything in her power in this race to distance herself from President Barack Obama. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:59:08 EST Enjoy benefits of harvest all year http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion_columns/50777810/Enjoy-benefits-of-harvest-all-year I grew it, over the last nine weeks, and picked over 100 ears of bodacious sweet corn late last Sunday evening. Loretta worked it up and put about 3 gallons in the freezer. Over the last 25 years we have come to believe that it tastes as good for... Sat, 27 Sep 2014 10:03:07 EST Climate marches promote moral travesty http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/50777045/Climate-marches-promote-moral-travesty Climate change activists are unwittingly supporting one of the greatest moral travesties of our time: The valuing of people yet to be born more than those suffering today. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 08:38:05 EST Why all the recovery stories? http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/50777035/Why-all-the-recovery-stories I am aware that some readers tire of my stories about persons who are in recovery from drug and alcohol addictions. There are many out there in recovery and many still active in their addictions. My intent is not to coax, threaten or shame persons who... Sat, 27 Sep 2014 08:36:09 EST Today in History http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/50764782/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Saturday, Sept. 27, the 270th day of 2014. There are 95 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 00:12:10 EST Let your voice SOAR into the future http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/50758528/Let-your-voice-SOAR-into-the-future Eastern Kentucky is an amazingly beautiful place to live, work, raise a family, and have fun.It should not, and does not have to, take a back seat to any other place in this country or the world. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:25:07 EST Today in History http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/50764736/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Friday, Sept. 26, the 269th day of 2014. There are 96 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:08:13 EST Holding big banks accountable http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/50765109/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... Thu, 25 Sep 2014 13:44:08 EST Patience: Waiting on the best http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion_columns/50765159/Patience:-Waiting-on-the-best It was only about 30 minutes after daylight when a doe and spike showed up under my tree stand. I had planned on putting some meat in my freezer and this doe would have been perfect, but I just couldn't make myself let go of an arrow. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 13:38:07 EST Be on the lookout for deer http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion_columns/50765145/Be-on-the-lookout-for-deer White-tailed deer are widespread in our area and can be seen often along wooded edges or making a mad dash across the road. Even if you don't see them, there are signs to look for that shows their presence. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 13:36:06 EST Did the victim have a gun? http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/50764840/Did-the-victim-have-a-gun A grisly murder occurred in Jeffersontown, Ind. Sept. 11. Joseph Oberhansley confessed to the murderer of his ex-girlfriend Tammy Jo Blanton. Sometime during the night he allegedly broke into her house, butchered her then ate some of her brain, heart... Thu, 25 Sep 2014 13:17:10 EST