Sam Terry Commentary

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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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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