Jeff Jobe Commentary

Holidays, hot weather and less rain: Bigger risk of fire

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com For many of us, the holiday season was pretty much a time for family festivities and good cheer. But for our local firemen it was a time to be on alert. What few of us ever consider is the increased risk of home fires during the Holiday season. I certainly understand…

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Holidays, hot weather and less rain: Bigger risk of fire

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com For many of us, the holiday season was pretty much a time for family festivities and good cheer. But for our local firemen it was a time to be on alert. What few of us ever consider is the increased risk of home fires during the Holiday season. I certainly understand…

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Work, family and life

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com Sam Terry has given so much to our community in so many ways, ways in which most of us can’t even imagine. For me as a community publisher I have had the pleasure to work for and beside some very fine newspaper professionals. Most of which I have referenced in some…

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Legacy of strong women lives on

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com This year’s Mother’s Day weekend was especially meaningful to me. I got to spend quality time with my youngest daughter McKenna on Friday evening at a special graduating senior parents dinner, the night and most the next day with my mother and we were joined by other family members at McKenna’s…

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Free lunch/peace of mind

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com Looking for good ideas and sharing them is something I very much enjoy doing. This week’s idea isn’t new to some I’m sure but for others it could actually make the proverbial light go off in school officials’ heads as it did mine. On April 23rd, Butler County Schools began providing…

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Life experiences, my motivation

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com I have been asked to speak to a group of writers, editors, and publishers in my hometown of Greenup, Kentucky on April 29 and I will be staying at the beautiful Greenbo Lake State Park. When I got the call, I was taken back a bit because this is my first…

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Breath slowly, consider the facts

  By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com My safe place is at my laptop writing. I can share my thoughts, walk away from them for a few hours and then come back with a true objective thought on the positions I take. This is not at all possible in the real-time world of politics. Over the past…

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Protecting our children

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com It seems the names of juveniles committing terrible crimes are making their way to front pages of news outlets across our country. If a person living next door to you is accused of murder I am confident you would certainly want to know. The age of the accused would be of…

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Saving lives with sensible gun laws

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com This past week’s discussions of arming teachers may be a “terrible idea” or even “the worst Trump idea yet” but it seems several states already have armed teachers and it is working. Perhaps Republicans can learn from the Democrats on how they manage issues such as this when they had control…

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