Jeff Jobe Commentary

Crying wolf, ignoring truth

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com Without a doubt, Kentucky voters made it known they wanted change when they went to the polls in November 2016. They put control of the House of Representatives in the hands of Republicans for the first time in almost 100 years. This was no slight shift in power but instead a…

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Egg on their faces; more standing up

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com *A clarification has been made and referenced in the body of this commentary. I’m certain most every reader will recognize the phrase: “there comes a time in every man’s life that he must stand up.” Whether you recognize it as something a grandfather had said long ago or perhaps remember it…

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Bevin and Beshear share a cause

  By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com There’s no question that Americans, and quite surely Kentuckians, are increasingly suspicious of government. Our trust in government has been at a terribly low level for several years. This is why all political candidates proclaim they will be a proponent for government accountability and transparency. Transparency is the most cost-effective…

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“Fake News” and “Kick ’em when they’re down”

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com Over the years I’ve seen examples of deplorable news coverage but none dirtier than biased news and the “kick ‘em when they’re down” approaches. The most obvious is the partisan biases seen against a person simply because of their political affiliation. Every politician experiences some bias but none compare with what…

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Weak boards expose us all

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com Transparency in government at all levels is essential to upholding American democracy. Having access is the only sure way to hold politicians accountable and make sure our citizens and business communities are given the same opportunities. In fact, it’s law. Too often politicians at all levels campaign on issues or themes…

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Let us pray or be humiliated

Of course prayer is not the only solution. By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com Over the years I have become accustomed to what happens when a Republican in office speaks of faith and how they are treated by the liberal media. Yet, it amazes me that their most loyal followers take the bait and run with it…

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Good deal, bad politics?

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com It is a beautiful older community on the east side and considered a suburb of Louisville. It has a very small business district, and a limited number of older estate-type homes, and preserved historic churches and other buildings. It could be the most high-priced real estate within a stone’s throw of…

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The valor in remembering

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com For each of us, our life experiences have built the foundation of our character. This is true for me as well. As I look at the causes I choose to write about,I can assure you every single one of them will resonate with a small town boy growing up in the…

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Biases create tsunamis

By JEFF JOBE I seem to have a way of upsetting my liberal elitist journalism friends. Not because I think I am Zeus himself trying to over power Olympus (Kentucky), but simply because I call for balance and some degree of objectivity in news coverage. It is so easy to slap a tag line along…

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Career & Technical School – The educated choice?

By JEFF JOBE It is the time of year where our local high schools are bursting with pride as thousands of students are graduating. They have devoted 12 years and done all that is expected of them to earn their high school diplomas. As the proud father of two high school graduates I am very…

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