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Jeff Jobe Commentary

Giving Thanks

By Jeff Jobe Community Publisher Family. Friends. Health. Those are just some of the things members of our communities share with with us as what they are most thankful for each year at Thanksgiving. And we at Jobe Publishing absolutely agree. We are also so very thankful for our amazing employee family, our advertisers, and…

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Political Posturing and Conflicting Interests

By Jeff Jobe Community Publisher Judge-Executive Micheal Hale and his personal choice to “horse around” is proving to be costly for us all, and the community must be protected. Political posturing is a dangerous aspect involving elected officials and especially those trying to find allies or political cover. Hale is the master of pushing others…

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Hale again positions against magistrates

By Jeff Jobe CEO/Owner Jobe Publishing, Inc. The community is about to witness yet another attempt by Judge/Executive Micheal Hale to misrepresent the body in which he was elected to serve. The magistrates have voted to sell nine seized horses associated with criminal charges of animal cruelty awarded to the county on February 8, 2021.…

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Step up! Let’s find the horses a good home

By: Jeff Jobe, CEO/Owner Jobe Publishing, Inc. Barren County should step up, come together, and help find a suitable home for the nine county-owned horses. The horses have endured a difficult few years being moved back and forth around the county and also being nursed from neglect back to health. Their future is uncertain because…

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2022: Glasgow’s Year?

By JEFF JOBE Publisher Working together is a far better strategy for success than fighting one another. Or at least it’s worth a shot. I have owned the Barren County Progress for the better part of two decades, and because of my work I have been pulled into so many disagreements it would be impossible…

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Listening more

A Resolution and Hope By Jeff Jobe I’m struggling between writing a New Year’s resolution for myself and making a suggestion for community leaders.  As I sit down to write I have come to the realization that Judge-Executive Micheal Hale and myself have very much the same problem. Neither of us listens very well. My…

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Leadership: No bullies or cowards need apply

How many years of failed on-the-job training is too much? By Jeff Jobe CEO Jobe Publishing, Inc.   In the world of true managers and strong leaders, it is common thought that through adversity is where the greatest opportunities lie. We need local officials to understand this and do all they can to encourage cooperation…

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Political season policy

By Jeff Jobe CEO/Owner Jobe Publishing, Inc   The newspaper industry does not have mandates or laws dictating the amount of news we give one candidate versus the other. However, our family-owned business sets ethics standards for our team, and they have served us well as we move through our second decade of publishing community…

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County Not Compliant; Procurement Policy

Judge/Executive Hale asked maintenance guy to secure bids without public notice. By Jeff Jobe Publisher, Barren County Progress   Barren County has not complied with their own procurement policy or state statutes in regards to securing bids for renovating the county–owned courthouse located at the center of downtown Glasgow.   Their policy is defined in…

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