Jeff Jobe Commentary

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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Coordinating a community plan for growth

By Jeff Jobe jobe@jobeinc.com The end of 2018 and the beginning of 2019 is a time of reflection, a time to take pride in all the great things we have achieved as a nation, state, region, and community. But we must also look ahead and be realistic about the challenges that remain and the opportunities…

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Karma and swimming into 2019

By Jeff Jobe jobe@jobeinc.com As I plan to move into the new year I want to take moment and look back at my accomplishments, and challenges of the previous year. At my age the transgressions I have are from long ago and time has heeled those wounds. This combined with happy and healthy children make…

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The long quiet drives are blessings in the making

By Jeff Jobe jobe@jobeinc.com Nowadays, there are more distractions than any of us could have imagined and for the young adults in our lives it is amazing what they can accomplish. This realization is a necessity for a healthy mind for parents of older teens and young adults. Of course we remember working, homework, studying,…

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Crimes against women must stop

By Jeff Jobe jobe@jobeinc.com   Last week I read a research article that proclaimed women ages 15 to 43 are more likely to be killed or maimed because of male violence than cancer, war, malaria and traffic accidents all combined. Why would a society allow this to continue? The article was an old one sitting…

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