Jeff Jobe Commentary

I miss my best editor

By Jeff Jobe I miss the best editor I ever had, my mother. She based the foundation of her critiques on a theory in which she lived her life, “It’s better to be nice.” She lived her life devoted to her three children, never being the one to initiate a disagreement and she witnessed to…

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The GEPB Bully Pit

“There is profit in division,” Tag Taylor By Jeff Jobe This week’s Glasgow Electric Plant Board (GEPB) meeting was one of the most rude and unprofessional government meetings I have ever witnessed, second only to perhaps one of their previous meetings under this current leadership. Superintendent Billy Ray chose to throw Mayor MD Armstrong under…

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EPB Drama Must Go

Glasgow doesn’t have another two years to waste By Jeff Jobe Community Publisher Jobe Family Media Without a doubt over the past six years, the number one issue dividing and tearing our community apart has been matters surrounding the Glasgow Electric Plant Board (GEPB). Whether you agree with Councilman Patrick Gaunce, Chairman John “Tag” Taylor,…

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Raising taxes in Glasgow now? No, no, no.

It is a disincentive for attracting companies, and we can’t afford more bad leadership. By Jeff Jobe Given the condition of our local economy, combined with our higher than most Kentucky energy costs and the already very high poverty level of the city, it’s hard to imagine the Glasgow City Council even considering a raise…

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Hunker down, hold on, and work through it

By Jeff Jobe jobe@jobeinc.com   There are few men who have influenced me as a businessman more than my children’s grandfather and great-grandfather: Donald Archer Lorenz and John C. Grubb. Actually, it is because of these men that I took chances early in my newspaper career by accepting assignments in far-away lands like Rochester, New…

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A message to the good cop

By Jeff Jobe Publisher jobe@jobeinc.com I write this commentary to the good cops in law enforcement and our legislators. I write it because our communities need you to stand together to fix a terrible problem. But I want my words to be read entirely before my friends and family involved in the “Black Lives Matter”…

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The Pres. and Gov. can only lift restrictions; our people will decide when growth will resume

By Jeff Jobe Publisher jobe@jobeinc.com It seems from a well balanced review of headlines and news articles that the coronavirus curve has flattened, but sadly our state and national economy continues to tank. Now, with a full month of following guidelines and stay-at-home advisories, Kentuckians will rightfully be looking for the lessening of restrictions and…

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Community heroes keep us safe

By Jeff Jobe Publisher jobe@jobeinc.com For the past few weeks, I have done my very best to motivate our team of community reporters and editors to coordinate news so that we can offer the best and most honest coverage available. In a situation like this, it is so easy to get caught up in the…

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Kentucky’s House leadership makes a move of deception

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com The Kentucky House of Representatives leadership is back to the old tactics of do what is best for them instead of what is best for Kentucky. Representative Steven Rudy (R-Paducah) announced in an Appropriations and Revenue committee meeting Thursday afternoon that the committee substitute on the House revenue bill (specifically HB…

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