Jeff Jobe Commentary

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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Not only mushrooms grow in the dark

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com Over the years I have come to the conclusion that nobody likes being left in the dark. As with most of my commentaries, I break down my thoughts to a simple theme, one I feel is familiar with most everyone and certainly if you grew up in Kentucky. The expression “nobody…

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Sweeping dirt under a rug

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com There are many different thoughts on how to manage a newspaper and just as with any business, sometimes we hit the mark we have set for ourselves and sometimes we fall short. Each of our community newspapers have a central goal of being the best local news source for documenting real…

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Mother Nature bigger than politics

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com In today’s politically-charged “alt-left” and “alt-right” attacks on our country there is seldom a time to come together as Americans. But this past Monday, millions of Americans, including Kentuckians set aside their differences to share in the wonder of a natural Mother Nature celestial event. It sure was nice to not…

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