Jeff Jobe Commentary

My Christmas Memory: Little Red Tractors

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com Christmas customs in small-town America probably mirror the 6 counties we serve for local news right here in South Central Kentucky. I’m sure each community is as fond of their customs as the next one and I take great pride in knowing our family newspaper has been documenting them for 20…

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Savvy marketing and messaging

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com It isn’t uncommon at all for you to hear the comments that journalism is dying. The thoughts being fueled by newspapers folding or selling left and right. Social media is everywhere, everybody has an opinion and they are now publishing them. It seems there is no silence and everything is so…

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Gerth, Cross and Ellis – Not men in my grandfather’s eyes

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com It seems Joseph Gerth, a liberal political commentator for the Louisville Courier-Journal is taking bullying of government workers to a new level. He used his assigned space in the Courier-Journal to attack a young woman who works for Governor Matt Bevin. Apparently he and a few of his fellow CJ employees…

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Bad week for biased news in Kentucky

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com Last week I got a call that United States Senator Rand Paul had been assaulted while cutting his lawn. I made a phone call and got the name of the individual who had been arrested and started researching the story myself. Initially, I confirmed through the Warren County Regional Jail that…

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Will pension reform happen or politics as usual in KY?

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com January may seem months away for most of us and few of us want to miss one minute of Thanksgiving and Christmas season. But for the politically minded office holders they have their eyes on the prize of determining if they will be contested or not. Ironically, here in Kentucky the…

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Bullying is a terrible weight

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com Adolescent and school-age bullying is a serious concern that affects the lives of all children — those getting bullied, those doing it, and those in close vicinity. Going to school can be fun, but as depicted by the cartoon drawn by our political cartoonist Blake Sims, bullying can be a terrible…

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No cost is too much for Justice

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are core values put forward by our founding fathers. Our Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and Bill of Rights provide each individual living in the United States an understanding of what they can expect of their government. Over the years I have used my position…

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Proud to stand

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com I can think of nothing more obvious coming from the most recent Presidential election than the fact that the liberal media has joined the ranks of Hollywood and collegiate elites and because of this they have lost touch with middle America. In the few months following the election it seemed large…

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Where is the loyalty to our citizens?

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com Not long ago we had bold headlines around our country questioning the role of loyalty and how it affects governance. Who among us can forget the shock and awe we faced during the last weeks and days of the 2016 Presidential election with FBI director James Comey flip-flopping on investigations about…

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Still fighting the good fight

By JEFF JOBE jobe@jobeinc.com This past week I was fortunate in having my personal schedule unexpectedly freed up with a board retreat postponed and with this new-found pocket of time I chose to help our editorial team with some news coverage. Having been notified of the annual Barren River Area Development District meeting I almost…

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