Jeff Jobe Commentary

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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Big week for Future Farmers

By Jeff Jobe Publisher jobe@jobeinc.com Each year our community newspaper publishers work very closely with each of our county schools.  We do all we can to coordinate business support for our schools. We have for years created adverting specials to help provide space at no charge for schools to print feature stories acknowledging accomplishments of…

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The value of common sense leadership

By Jeff Jobe Publisher jobe@jobeinc.com   I have found that in most things in life we need a healthy dose of reality and just plain common sense. These are the qualities that resonate with me because I can either embrace the thought, seek answers to help clarify it, or discredit it. Examples of this over…

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Flexibility will be key to a Downtown Park

By Jeff Jobe Publisher jobe@jobeinc.com Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once spoke these words: “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way”.  He also said, “Change doesn’t roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but come through continuous struggle.” It has always been understood that change never comes…

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My dream for SCKY; realizing our value

By Jeff Jobe Publisher jobe@jobeinc.com   Without a doubt 2019 has been a year of effort.  We have seen a tremendous amount of effort expensed from all levels of government; city, county, state and national leaders wanting to help spur some much needed economic development growth. If you have lived long enough you will more…

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