Sam Terry Commentary

COMMENTARY: So, you’re graduating

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. You’re about to 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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DOUG ISENBERG: A true servant-leader

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. South-central Kentucky lost one of its notable citizens on April 3 with the death of Doug Isenberg who served our community with distinction and passion. In his vocation as a real estate broker, appraiser, builder, and developer, Isenberg left an indelible mark on nearly every part of…

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COMMENTARY: Lessons Learned on a Kentucky Dairy Farm

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. Reading Anne Craig’s story about the massive changes in America’s dairy industry caused me to reflect on my own dairy farm upbringing and a way of life that is fast becoming a thing of the past. Southern Kentucky has been the prime area for Kentucky’s dairy farmers…

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COMMENTARY: Oops! Our dysfunction is showing

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. Exactly one year ago this space was filled with a column entitled “An Idea for Barren County.” That column opened with these words: “One of the top concerns on the minds of Barren County residents is the future of our county. For decades, our county has been…

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COMMENTARY: Dehumanizing America

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. The horrific news of the eleventh shooting in an American public school became more personal to Kentuckians last week after the tragic incident at Marshall County High School. True to our contemporary world, the event and speculation about the cause of it flooded every media outlet, filled…

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COMMENTARY: Here’s to Hope in the New Year

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. Another year is about to come to an end. As is the case each and every year, there are mixed feelings all around. For those whose happy moments and accomplishments reigned supreme, it was a good year and one to remember. For the rest, whose year included…

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The Evolving Christmas List

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. ‘Tis the season for Christmas list-making. For those of us who organize our days and weeks by lists, there are many to be made: gifts to purchase, decorating to be completed, gatherings to plan, and for the younger crowd the famous list of wishes for Santa’s consideration.…

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COMMENTARY: Our National Disgrace

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. Last Sunday, September 17th, marked the 230th anniversary of the United States Constitution, a document regulating the greatest experiment in government the world has known to date. In 1787, the newly-free 13 states disagreed on how a central government should look and how it should operate. Individual…

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GREER ATWELL: Caverna’s most successful man

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. The Caverna Independent Schools community suffered a significant loss last week with the passing of Greer Atwell. Familiarly known to all by his first name, Greer was one of the most influential people at the long-gone Horse Cave Elementary School and its successor, Caverna Elementary School. The…

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COMMENTARY: Our National Disgrace

By Sam Terry Managing Editor Jobe Publishing, Inc. Last Sunday, September 17th, marked the 230th anniversary of the United States Constitution, a document regulating the greatest experiment in government the world has known to date. In 1787, the newly-free 13 states disagreed on how a central government should look and how it should operate. Individual…

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