We hope that todays “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?”

IS IT TRUE that last night political newcomer Steve Hammer announced that he is a candidate for the District #2 in the Republican primary for the Vanderburgh County Commission?  ..,enthusiastic supporters of Steve Hammer jammed into  the main dinning area Roco Bar-North to hear his officials announcement for the Vanderburgh County  District #2 County Commission seat?…it looks like the political season in Vanderburgh County has officially begun?  …we can’t wait to see what kind of turnout that Mr. Hammers Republican opponents will have at their announcement events?

IS IT TRUE that Evansville is about to see another young successful professional pack up and leave for a bigger market?…this time it is the successor to Matt Meadors at the Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana who has been attracted away to Chattanooga, Tennessee to run a Chamber of Commerce that has 40 employees as opposed to the 20 that she has in Evansville?…Christy Gillenwater graced our shoreline for just over four years during a time when the Chamber extended its mission in to all sorts of non-traditional roles including hiring an advocate for downtown Evansville pretty things and holding a contest to see who wants a restaurant that came up empty?…Christy started off with a bang and received praise from the City County Observer for rightly calling downtown Evansville a “leaderless ghost town” where there was nothing to do?…she was right then but not so much now?…she backed off on that accurate assessment after a trip to the woodshed with Mayor Winnecke and the good old boy network?…we criticized her for refuting her own truth at the time but we must say that Christy is leaving a better downtown that she came to and we wish her well in her expanded role in Chattanooga?

IS IT TRUE that keeping with the exit of talent TV reporter Jordan Vandenberge is heading off to the shores of Lake Erie to WEWS ABC 5 in Cleveland, Ohio?…it is a bigger market and we wish Jordan all the best in the home of the dog pound and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?…many very talented news readers have come through Evansville and Jordan is another one?…it is good to see him escape the graveyard for journalists?…in one of his best jobs, he broke and followed the story of corruption down in Union County, Kentucky?…we expect more shoes to drop in Morganfield before the Jody Jenkins trial concludes sometime next year?

IS IT TRUE former USI basketball coach extrordinaire Bruce Pearl has a sword of Damocles hanging over his head again at Auburn where he has been coaching for four years?…Pearl is refusing to cooperate with an internal investigation of the basketball program and is being threatened with being fired if he doesn’t?…we have two words to say about the honesty and ethics of Auburn University and those words are Cam and Newton?

IS IT TRUE that the system of governance called Communism just celebrated its 100th birthday?…it was just pointed out that in its 100 years of existence that Communism has been responsible for the death of 100 million people?…isn’t that a legacy worth fighting against ever infesting the minds of Americans even if it is called by another name?

 Todays READERS POLL question is: Do you feel its time to address the overcrowding problem at the Vanderburgh County jail?
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