Jeff Jobe Commentary

Respect for the man in the arena

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com Well, the election is over. And now, as always, the real work of governing begins. Kentucky has a culture of respect and civility, and it is time to call on that tradition to move our state forward. Of course, we all have our special interest or handful of ideological issues that…

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Celebrating a business anniversary!

And breaking the mold in doing it.. By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com The Internet is full of suggestions and ways to celebrate a company anniversary or milestone. I began this year thinking about what I might do to celebrate Jobe Publishing’s 20th year of being in business. It all began back on February 1, 1998. They…

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Yancey; almost forgotten

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com Many of my generation are non-Facebook users and will leave behind a faint electronic footprint. Our childhood and young adult accomplishments will more than likely be ignored because decades of our existence is documented inside hard bound copies of newspapers hidden away in some backroom or dingy closet. I have done…

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A note from the Publisher

20 Years and Growing Reporting truth and honoring values  By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com Over the past 20 years as community publisher for South Central Kentucky I’ve covered pretty much every news beat there is, from murders and death threats to baby pageants and T-ball games. My memories are filled with wonderful experiences someday to surely…

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Downtown revitalization

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com For 20 years I have attempted to do my part to encourage downtown community revitalization. Since the first days of owning my first newspaper; the Butler County Banner-Republican I have put my money where my mouth is by investing in the heart of the communities we serve. It was February, 1998…

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$1.4M softball field, rates and strong leadership

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com Each week I get notes or letters from our community readers. Most are well thought out and sincere in their request for help with an issue they feel is important to our community. With more than 20 years of community publishing experience, I have learned that most issues can be resolved…

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Remembering September 11, 2001; lessons in love

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.om Seventeen years ago, hijackers carried out the worst terrorist attack in American history. For most adults at the time, it is a day indeed burned into our memories. But 17 years is a long time for a busy, what can be done for me today-oriented society like ours, and the 9/11…

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Suicide Prevention Week Sept. 9-15

Here if in need of an ear By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com Prevention is defined as the action of stopping something from happening or arising. The most critical element to prevention is being prepared to take action when necessary to do so. Some communities offer classes to teach methods of communication allowing a sense of involvement…

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Downtown is the heart of community

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com Last week I was asked to speak at the Glasgow Rotary club by a friend Sam, Day Dickinson. I believe he was the August program chairman and I seem to remember the honor to schedule speakers rotating throughout the membership. I myself was a Rotarian for many years until my schedule…

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First day of school is a right of passage

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com I remember each morning so clearly. First days of school for me were as much a right of passage for me as it was my children. As I look back over the past 20 years, I remember few things more than those first days of school for my children; second only…

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