Williamson Daily News- RSS OPINION Feed http://williamsondailynews.com/section/OPINION http://williamsondailynews.com/section/OPINION Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:11:24 EST 1800 Mission trip to Haiti; Family Life http://williamsondailynews.com/news/lifestyle-opinion_columns/151439563/Mission-trip-to-Haiti;-Family-Life While many of us were preparing for Christmas, a small group of believers prepared for a mission trip to Haiti. My beloved, one of the leaders, called them together to review their plan and packing, but the main reason for their meeting tonight is to... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 09:35:32 EST Cabbage Casserole; Debbie’s Cooking Corner http://williamsondailynews.com/news/lifestyle-opinion_columns/151460339/Cabbage-Casserole;-Debbies-Cooking-Corner A few months ago I was having some health issues and a dear friend, Mary Kay Marcum sent dinner for my husband and myself. She had made a Cabbage Casserole and I absolutely loved it! Along with it she sent corn, mashed potatoes and cornbread. It was... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:20:32 EST We are human and make mistakes http://williamsondailynews.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/151439292/We-are-human-and-make-mistakes Too often we make the mistake of remembering what we should forget—our hurts, failures and disappointments—and we forget what we should remember—our victories, accomplishments and the times we have made it through – Joel... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:10:31 EST Biblical Inspirations http://williamsondailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/151396925/Biblical-Inspirations A majority of Americans believe our nation is headed in the wrong direction. People work diligently to remove the Bible and all symbols of Christianity from public life. Educational institutions are inviting the Muslim call to prayer as they declare... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:55:33 EST Displaced Syrian children are ripe for terrorist plucking http://williamsondailynews.com/news/opinion/151370998/Displaced-Syrian-children-are-ripe-for-terrorist-plucking While Europeans worry about those who have gone to Syria to train with ISIS, millions of Syrian children are at risk of becoming terrorist recruits. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 01:25:35 EST Family Life: Dare to Dream http://williamsondailynews.com/news/lifestyle-opinion_columns/151294261/Family-Life:-Dare-to-Dream I don't ever hear the phrase “I have a dream” without thinking of Martin Luther King, Jr. When I hear his speech, or even the first part that is played so often at this time of year, I get chills. It is still profound and moving... Sat, 17 Jan 2015 09:15:31 EST Chicago Tribune: With wearable tech, the gym of the future is no gym at all http://williamsondailynews.com/news/opinion/151293621/Wearable-tech-is-the-gym-of-the-future The endless stream of new wearable technology at this year's Consumer Electronics Show tells us one thing: We are our own worst enemies, and we need technology to keep us in line. Thu, 15 Jan 2015 03:40:46 EST Legislative update from State Representative Chris Harris http://williamsondailynews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151178111/Legislative-update-from-State-Representative-Chris-Harris As your newly elected state representative, I want to report on my first week serving the people of Pike and Martin Counties in the Kentucky General Assembly. Mon, 12 Jan 2015 11:46:06 EST Economic growth http://williamsondailynews.com/news/opinion/151072646/Economic-growth West Virginians aren't getting any younger. Neither is the state's overall population. That's not good news for a state that lags in economic growth. Thu, 8 Jan 2015 04:27:08 EST Proactive approach on banning Palcohol http://williamsondailynews.com/news/opinion/151072627/Proactive-approach-on-banning-Palcohol Children of the '70s grew up watching an over-sized pitcher burst through walls and yell out that trademark, “Oh yeeeaaahhh” while quenching their thirsts for sugary flavored drinks. Wed, 7 Jan 2015 07:58:14 EST Fueling corporate welfare http://williamsondailynews.com/news/opinion/151095873/Fueling-corporate-welfare Giving oil and gas companies royalty-free fuel is a huge waste of taxpayer money. Tue, 6 Jan 2015 04:40:06 EST Flu season precautions http://williamsondailynews.com/news/opinion/151072652/Flu-season-precautions The flu season is upon us. Tue, 6 Jan 2015 04:39:10 EST New Year’s Resolution - “to get in shape” http://williamsondailynews.com/news/lifestyle-opinion_columns/151080558/New-Years-Resolution---to-get-in-shape My beloved and I were out of town recently. (Sometimes it's so cool to spend the night in a hotel!) He had already gone downstairs for breakfast. I was finishing getting ready-it always takes me longer. Some ROBUST coffee and one of those... Sun, 4 Jan 2015 12:01:03 EST Teens use of electric cigarettes http://williamsondailynews.com/news/opinion/151043516/Teens-use-of-electric-cigarettes A report issued this month by the National Institutes of Health contained some encouraging findings regarding teens' use of addictive and harmful substances. But is also uncovered a trend that may signal a potentially unwanted turnaround in one... Sat, 3 Jan 2015 23:50:04 EST Saddened to hear the death of Tim Bostic http://williamsondailynews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151079199/Saddened-to-hear-the-death-of-Tim-Bostic Like many local residents, I was saddened to hear of the death of Tim Bostic this past week.Bostic, 69, of Lexington, Kentucky, passed away Sunday, December 28th, 2014. Sun, 4 Jan 2015 20:43:05 EST Prescription-only policy http://williamsondailynews.com/news/opinion/151043488/Prescription-only-policy Here we go again. The Kanawha County Commission Substance Abuse Task Force is again recommending that the state legislature pass a law requiring a prescription to obtain cold medicines containing pseudoephedrine, one of the ingredients used to make... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 04:32:07 EST A different kind of cyberattack http://williamsondailynews.com/news/opinion/150985400/A-different-kind-of-cyberattack The recent assault on technology and entertainment giant Sony does not mark the first cyberattack in history. What makes the latest attack so terrifying is that it represents the first time an international powerhouse was crippled by an online attack... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 01:24:03 EST Keeping the Merry in Christmas http://williamsondailynews.com/news/opinion/150985416/Keeping-the-Merry-in-Christmas Many people tend to become so busy with the hustle and bustle of the Holiday Season, that they look forward to it being over, rather than actually enjoying it. Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ (which the majority of folks... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 05:18:09 EST Banking on Washington http://williamsondailynews.com/news/opinion/150930285/Banking-on-Washington As Washington was betraying regular Americans in favor of big banks, Elizabeth Warren took to the Senate floor last week to ask, “Who does Congress work for?” She probably should have included President Barack Obama in her... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 03:50:05 EST Our View: Good things happening in Williamson http://williamsondailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/150973522/Our-View:-Good-things-happening-in-Williamson Things are looking up for downtown Williamson.I was recently talking with Mayor Steve Knopp and we both agreed that it was good to see several new businesses open up in downtown Williamson. Tue, 23 Dec 2014 18:18:06 EST