Jeff Jobe Commentary

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Corrupt or cowardly

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com Community Publisher Barren County Progress/Jobe Publishing As a young boy, I remember hearing my grandfather speak these words in reference to a corrupt city official: “the fish rots from the head.” When it comes to a board of directors, never were truer words spoken. An ethical and honest board is the…

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Lies, legal threats and being kept in the dark

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. I am proud to have dedicated…

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The Plaza and Far Off Broadway sets tone for growth

By JEFF JOBE Publisher jobe@jobeinc.com Without a doubt, the heart of our community is our downtown life. I have written it before and I still believe that if there is not life and activity after 5:00 p.m. on our downtown sidewalks and areas located around the squares then we are a dying community. Living together…

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Gaunce has done it again; makes a stand based on bias

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com News media bias is real. It not only reduces the quality of journalism, but most of all it fosters distrust among readers. This is bad for every aspect of our democracy. It’s easy to be trusted when you have readers watching the city council meeting on the local cable television because…

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Glasgow has a fighting chance

Let’s get right to the point. By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com The strength of Kentucky’s economy starts right here in our cities.  No matter how hard the Governor, our legislators, and all their economic development people strive to remove red tape, approve pro-business legislation, and help level the playing field; without a Mayor capable of leading…

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Speaking truth to power

By Jeff Jobe jobe@jobeinc.com Monday, I spent a cold afternoon with a nice cross-section of individuals remembering the sacrifices made by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and hope all that attended left feeling as I did. The burdens I carried into the service were heavy and the weight was completely removed. Why would any…

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