Jeff Jobe Commentary

Bad week for biased news in Kentucky

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com Last week I got a call that United States Senator Rand Paul had been assaulted while cutting his lawn. I made a phone call and got the name of the individual who had been arrested and started researching the story myself. Initially, I confirmed through the Warren County Regional Jail that…

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Will pension reform happen or politics as usual in KY?

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com January may seem months away for most of us and few of us want to miss one minute of Thanksgiving and Christmas season. But for the politically minded office holders they have their eyes on the prize of determining if they will be contested or not. Ironically, here in Kentucky the…

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Bullying is a terrible weight

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com Adolescent and school-age bullying is a serious concern that affects the lives of all children — those getting bullied, those doing it, and those in close vicinity. Going to school can be fun, but as depicted by the cartoon drawn by our political cartoonist Blake Sims, bullying can be a terrible…

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No cost is too much for Justice

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are core values put forward by our founding fathers. Our Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and Bill of Rights provide each individual living in the United States an understanding of what they can expect of their government. Over the years I have used my position…

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Proud to stand

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com I can think of nothing more obvious coming from the most recent Presidential election than the fact that the liberal media has joined the ranks of Hollywood and collegiate elites and because of this they have lost touch with middle America. In the few months following the election it seemed large…

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Where is the loyalty to our citizens?

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com Not long ago we had bold headlines around our country questioning the role of loyalty and how it affects governance. Who among us can forget the shock and awe we faced during the last weeks and days of the 2016 Presidential election with FBI director James Comey flip-flopping on investigations about…

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Still fighting the good fight

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com This past week I was fortunate in having my personal schedule unexpectedly freed up with a board retreat postponed and with this new-found pocket of time I chose to help our editorial team with some news coverage. Having been notified of the annual Barren River Area Development District meeting I almost…

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Challenging the community clique

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com Over the past few weeks I have been reminiscing my college days at the University of Kentucky. This trip down memory lane has come about because of the tremendous level of excitement my family is experiencing because of not one, but two, daughters living on college campuses. The more I listen…

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Can we handle the truth?

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com Kentucky citizens were handed something last week that has been needed for decades: A clear, to the point detail of how the pension crisis will very shortly affect every single Kentuckian. This detailed approach is setting a foundation for a discussion regarding truth. Being a man who is entering his 20th…

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Racists? That’s a long stretch for Bevin, Kentuckians

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com It is a big part of the political play book to look for opportunities to make states that lean red out to be racists and bigots. The once amazingly powerful national media would start this theme and it wouldn’t be long until our own state-wide newspapers would chime in and because…

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