Sam Terry Commentary

My Kentucky – Happy Days in Fancy Farm

By SAM TERRY Managing Editor Jobe Publishing Inc. This Saturday will mark the 137th annual Fancy Farm Picnic, long considered the most important political event in Kentucky. Sponsored by St. Jerome Catholic Church, the event could be likened to the political version of the Kentucky Derby, replacing horses with politicians who parade through the thousands of…

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So, you’re graduating

By SAM TERRY Managing Editor Jobe Publishing Inc. This week you join thousands of other Kentucky students in donning graduation robes and mortarboards to be part of the annual rite of passage known as high school graduation. Just as in years past, there will be tears of joy and sighs of relief from parents and…

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Teachers: fire-starters of the future

By SAM TERRY Managing Editor Jobe Publishing Inc. We’re well into the tradition-filled “merry month of May” – the Derby is in the past, Mother’s Day is hours away, graduation is fast-approaching, and Memorial Day is on the horizon. Add one more tradition to the list – Teacher Appreciation Week – a time to recall the…

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An Idea for Barren County

Commentary:  An Idea for Barren County By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. progress@jpinews.com One of the top concerns on the minds of Barren County residents is the future of our county.  For decades, our county has been regarded as one of the Commonwealth’s best with dozens of points of pride that we enjoy…

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Sunlight – the best disinfectant

By SAM TERRY Managing Editor Jobe Publishing Inc. Kentuckians love to sing about the sun shining brightly in our old Kentucky home, and this Sunday marks the 41st anniversary of a different way in which sunlight benefits all Kentuckians. The Kentucky Open Records Act may sound like a dull subject, but to the media and…

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Sam Terry Commentary: A Community Mourns

By SAM TERRY Managing Editor Jobe Publishing Inc. Some believe that grief changes a community. I tend to disagree, preferring to think that grief reveals the true heart of a community. Exposing our hearts for all to see is exactly what is happening in Barren County this week following the death of Mike Swift on…

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Realigning Higher Education’s priorities

By Sam Terry March 30, 2016 For weeks, news from the Kentucky General Assembly and Kentucky’s public universities has focused on a battle for bucks being waged between Gov. Matt Bevin and the Kentucky House of Representatives.  It’s hard to ignore the continually rising costs of obtaining a college education.  It’s also hard to ignore…

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Higher Education is not workforce development

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. April 14, 2016 Every few years there is a new phenomenon that bedazzles some of the public but almost always grabs the attention of politicians.  At the moment, it is workforce development.  It’s mentioned everywhere from local government and industrial recruitment meetings, legislative committee hearings, state press…

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So, you’re graduating

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. Graduation 2016 This week you join thousands of other Kentucky students in donning graduation robes and mortarboards to be part of the annual rite of passage known as high school graduation.  Just as in years past, there will be tears of joy and sighs of relief from…

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Sunlight – the best disinfectant

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. Kentuckians love to sing about the sun shining brightly in our old Kentucky home, and this Sunday marks the 40thanniversary of a different way in which sunlight benefits all Kentuckians.  The Kentucky Open Records Act may sound like a dull subject, but to the media and to…

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