Jeff Jobe Commentary

My dream for SCKY; realizing our value

By Jeff Jobe Publisher jobe@jobeinc.com   Without a doubt 2019 has been a year of effort.  We have seen a tremendous amount of effort expensed from all levels of government; city, county, state and national leaders wanting to help spur some much needed economic development growth. If you have lived long enough you will more…

Read More

Gotta wear shades

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com As a boy I remember reading a book about “Journalism,” and finding a quote credited to Walter Cronkite, a popular and distinguished broadcaster at that time.   He said, “ Journalism, is what we need to make democracy work.” I believe, although some may not even recognize the name, that his statement…

Read More

Deception stole hope for truth

By Jeff Jobe Publisher jobe@jobeinc.com Last week I shared with our online readers that I felt Glasgow could actually breathe a sigh of relief.  We had 7 of 12 city council members agree with our mayor to help fund a true independent consultant regarding the Tennessee Valley Authority 20-year agreement. I went so far as…

Read More

Keeping KY moving and debunking the racist idiot philosophy

Re-elect Matt Bevin and elect Daniel Cameron By JEFF JOBE Publisher jobe@jobeinc.com Few among us like paying taxes and in my experience, the only individuals who seem to not speak out against them are those who benefit from higher taxes.  Before I elaborate more, let me first concede to the fact that we all benefit…

Read More

TVA terms are in place for them, not EPB

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is the largest public power agency in the United States, and they are currently attempting to pursue rewriting power contracts at a fast rate with their local power companies.  The Glasgow Electric Plant Board (GEPB) is one of them. The absolute clear reason for the change…

Read More

Throw like a girl

By JEFF JOBE As I climbed into the dunking tank for what is quiet possibly the last time, I immediately had three young boys lining up to take their turn at drowning me. The boys were probably between the ages of nine and eleven and I have known them from the restaurant and brewery I…

Read More

Downtown Glasgow gains momentum

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com The resurgence of Downtown Glasgow is gaining momentum, but it will require a community effort to take it to new levels and sustain the progress. Our road to revitalization is long overdue and certainly had its bumps. The movement in place today is fueled by motivation and a true love for…

Read More

Build it for us and they will come

By JEFF JOBE I love newspapers and the communities we serve. That may sound self-serving, but it’s not completely. I’ve worked inside the industry my entire adult life, but I actually pay for three other newspapers to be delivered to my home and visit other communities as much as I possibly can. If God is…

Read More

Ray and his yes-men

By JEFF JOBE Once again the residents of the City of Glasgow will be subjected to another meeting filled with division. Our community’s reputation for political vengeance and outspoken vendettas have all but destroyed our competitiveness. Even with clear voter directives like we saw last fall, it seems all we get is more political posturing…

Read More