Jeff Jobe Commentary

Work requirement will benefit generations to come

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com Kentucky is making news and fortunately the stories are not making us look like the freeloaders, or uneducated, backward racists our own biased journalists try to spin. This discussion is driven by reputable news sources such as the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post outside Kentucky because our own national…

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2017: Kentucky’s banner year

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com Kentucky saw a big change last year as Republicans took control of the House of Representatives and elected Jeff Hoover as Speaker of the House – the first Republican in almost 100 years. Without a doubt, Speaker Hoover and Senate President Robert Stivers coordinated and handed Governor Matt Bevin the biggest…

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My Christmas Memory: Little Red Tractors

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com Christmas customs in small-town America probably mirror the 6 counties we serve for local news right here in South Central Kentucky. I’m sure each community is as fond of their customs as the next one and I take great pride in knowing our family newspaper has been documenting them for 20…

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Savvy marketing and messaging

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com It isn’t uncommon at all for you to hear the comments that journalism is dying. The thoughts being fueled by newspapers folding or selling left and right. Social media is everywhere, everybody has an opinion and they are now publishing them. It seems there is no silence and everything is so…

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Gerth, Cross and Ellis – Not men in my grandfather’s eyes

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com It seems Joseph Gerth, a liberal political commentator for the Louisville Courier-Journal is taking bullying of government workers to a new level. He used his assigned space in the Courier-Journal to attack a young woman who works for Governor Matt Bevin. Apparently he and a few of his fellow CJ employees…

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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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