Jeff Jobe Commentary

Judicial Center offers unique opportunity

By JEFF JOBE Publisher With some strong leadership, flexibility, and cooperation, the approved judicial center for Glasgow could help another project become reality. There has been considerable discussion to use the land on West Main Street just past the Glasgow Water Company and the Dollar General Store not only for this project but another one…

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It all starts with a healthy heart

By Jeff Jobe Over the years, I have devoted many inches of space and a considerable amount of ink to my thoughts on growing our communities. I like to think I have had some consistency, but as I grow older I find myself less interested in writing about what we need to do and more…

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Professional law enforcement is an asset

By Jeff Jobe Publisher Local law enforcement is an asset to the quality of life we enjoy here in south central Kentucky.  I can write with a very clear conscience that overall the counties we serve are in good hands when it comes to police protection. This protection comes from local police departments, county Sheriff’s…

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I miss my best editor

By Jeff Jobe I miss the best editor I ever had, my mother. She based the foundation of her critiques on a theory in which she lived her life, “It’s better to be nice.” She lived her life devoted to her three children, never being the one to initiate a disagreement and she witnessed to…

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The GEPB Bully Pit

“There is profit in division,” Tag Taylor By Jeff Jobe This week’s Glasgow Electric Plant Board (GEPB) meeting was one of the most rude and unprofessional government meetings I have ever witnessed, second only to perhaps one of their previous meetings under this current leadership. Superintendent Billy Ray chose to throw Mayor MD Armstrong under…

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EPB Drama Must Go

Glasgow doesn’t have another two years to waste By Jeff Jobe Community Publisher Jobe Family Media Without a doubt over the past six years, the number one issue dividing and tearing our community apart has been matters surrounding the Glasgow Electric Plant Board (GEPB). Whether you agree with Councilman Patrick Gaunce, Chairman John “Tag” Taylor,…

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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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