Harlan Daily Enterprise- RSS OPINION Feed http://harlandaily.com/section/OPINION http://harlandaily.com/section/OPINION Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:19:17 EST 1800 Weight loss journey: Part II http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/152069998/Weight-loss-journey:-Part-II Weight loss surgery did not change Elizabeth's character or personality; it allowed her body shape and overall health to be different. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:45:33 EST Teacher pension fund shortfall http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/152077977/Teacher-pension-fund-shortfall When it comes to the growing shortfall in the pension fund for Kentucky's teachers, some lawmakers in Frankfort these days sound a lot like J. Wellington Wimpy, better known as “Wimpy” from the old Popeye cartoons. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 06:35:33 EST (No heading) http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/152078226/ By the Associated PressToday is Saturday, Feb. 28, the 59th day of 2015. There are 306 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:40:32 EST Today in History http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/152069629/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Friday, Feb. 27, the 58th day of 2015. There are 307 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:40:37 EST Taking care of little things http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion_columns/152070886/Taking-care-of-little-things I can remember several years ago, going fishing on a sunny but cold day in February. It was the first nice Saturday we had had in a long time. The plan was to do a little bass fishing and enjoy our first trip of the year. I was with a friend and we... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:00:33 EST Lessons from birdwatching in the snow http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion_columns/152068283/Lessons-from-birdwatching-in-the-snow Someday I am going to own a professional camera with a lens that can count the whiskers on a cat at 50 yards. I have upgraded cameras over the years, but still don't have a camera that will get the clarity I want of wildlife from a... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:00:35 EST Weight loss journey: Part I http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/152069655/Weight-loss-journey:-Part-I Elizabeth Whitt, a communications major at Eastern Kentucky University of Richmond, Ky., has the maturity of a 40-year-old in the body of a woman who just turned 21. It's a 175 pounds thinner body than the same that she had at age 19, when she... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:00:33 EST What falls from the sky http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion_columns/152069491/What-falls-from-the-sky These past couple of weeks have been challenging with all the frozen precipitation we've gotten. There was a period one morning at my place where it was switching from snow, to sleet, to rain, and back again, all within an hours' time. I... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:50:36 EST Legislature failing to be transparent http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/152069562/Legislature-failing-to-be-transparent If one of the goals of Kentucky's legislature is to be transparent, it failed miserably Monday night. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:50:35 EST Today in History http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/152047524/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Thursday, Feb. 26, the 57th day of 2015. There are 308 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:30:34 EST Too much stress can mean major health issues http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion_columns/152050808/Too-much-stress-can-mean-major-health-issues In today's busy world, stress is something we all face to some extent, yet most of us have little understanding of what stress is or of the problems it can cause. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:05:33 EST Bathrooms now controversial http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion_columns/152047562/Bathrooms-now-controversial Fairness Campaign director Chris Hartman called passage of SB 76 which maintains single-gender restrooms in Kentucky public schools “prioritizing discrimination.” He's right. Requiring girls to use the girls room and boys to use the... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:00:43 EST Why ‘low’ inflation still hurts http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion_columns/152047717/Why-low-inflation-still-hurts One of the great mysteries in Washington, D.C. facing elected officials is why constituents feel like they are running in place, and never seem to get ahead financially.It's because they aren't. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:00:38 EST Tighten the Pentagon personnel belt http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/152047457/Tighten-the-Pentagon-personnel-belt New Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has been told by auditors that his new headquarters doesn't know how big it is, preventing it from beginning a promised and much-needed reduction in staff. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:00:34 EST Today in History http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/152022063/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Wednesday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2015. There are 309 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:20:34 EST Don’t mess with the Internet http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion_columns/152022878/Dont-mess-with-the-Internet It is difficult to say what mans' greatest crowning technological achievement has been but it is likely the Internet, which emerged and operates without a central governing body — just like most everything in a free society. It has no... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:30:35 EST Safer energy transportation http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/152021754/Safer-energy-transportation America, and the world for that matter, uses lots of energy. The energy source used more than any other in the United State is oil — at 36 percent of the energy consumed in this country. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:00:34 EST Today in History http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/151998752/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Tuesday, Feb. 24, the 55th day of 2015. There are 310 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Tue, 24 Feb 2015 09:40:35 EST Stronger ban on Internet gambling needed http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/151998378/Stronger-ban-on-Internet-gambling-needed In its quick and successful efforts to close Lucky 7's Internet Café, the city of Ashland used its strong zoning laws rather than challenging whether Internet gambling businesses were legal in Ashland and the rest of Kentucky, but just two... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:25:35 EST Winter disaster — cleanup, preparation http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion_columns/151998215/Winter-disaster--cleanup-preparation Cleanup is now a priority across Harlan County and the week of Feb. 16 will go down in history as one of the largest disasters to ever affect our county. This also gives us an opportunity to prepare our homes for any potential disasters that may come... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:20:32 EST