IS IT TRUE JUNE 28, 2018


We hope that today’s “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 at the conclusion of last Monday evening City Council meeting City Controller  Russ Lloyd, Jr informed Council members that he didn’t pay $369,000 worth of bills owed by Victory Theater during the 2017 budget year?  …Mr. Lloyd also told council members that he paid the 2017 Victory Theater bills from the 2018 city budget funds?

IS IT TRUE  we were also told that the journal entry presented to City Council by City Controller Russ Lloyd, Jr. concerning the Victory Theater payment didn’t make any reference to the City ordinance number, check number or payment date concerning the $369,000 Victory Theater payment for 2017?

IS IT TRUE we are told that state statutes states that it’s unlawful for any public official to make payments of a debt without it being approved by the elected body?

IS IT TRUE we wonder if there are any other bills for 2017 that were not paid by City Controller Russ Lloyd, Jr.?   …we are told that a couple of City Council are talking about demanding a Forensic audit to be conducted of the 2017 budget year?

IS IT TRUE in the real world if a Controller of a major corporation told his CEO that he forgot to pay a $369,000 bill due in 2017 and took money from the current 2018 operating budget to pay this bill without his approval he would have been immediately terminated?

IS IT TRUE  that last nights political fundraiser held for Vanderburgh County Commission candidate Jeff Hatfield was a big success?  …that many politically disenfranchised democrats of the past attended this well-planned event? …we found it interesting how many independents and well known Republicans attended this event?…that County Commissioner Ben Shoulders spearheaded this political fundraising?  …that Mike Goebel, Paul Green, Ryan Hatfield, Steve Lockyear, Chuck Whobrey, Kathryn Martin, Bill Pedtke, Dave Wedding, Eric Williams, Rose Young and Jack McNeely co-hosted this political fundraising event at KC”c Marina Pointe?  …it looks like the proud old Vanderburgh County party of the past may be experiencing a renaissance?

IS IT TRUE that the Mayor and the First Lady are hosting a political fundraiser for Mike Duckworth this evening at the home of John David Engelbrecht?  …are told that the Mayor and the First Lady are expected to raise over $30,000 towards Mike Duckworth’s County Commissioner campaign?

IS IT TRUE that a public hearing was held recently to discuss the possibility of increasing Vanderburgh County/Evansville water rates?  …this fact-finding meeting was held at Bosse High School?  …this public hearing was hosted by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission in order to discuss future increases of water and sewer rates the city is planning?  …just in case you missed the meeting you can send your questions to the office of utility consumer counselor via their website?  …we are puzzled why we didn’t receive any advance notice of this public hearing from anyone with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission or the Evansville Water and Sewer Utilities Department?

IS IT TRUE despite the obvious attempt to discourage any of the Evansville Water and Sewer Utilities Department rates payers to attend this hearing sponsored by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission a good crowd of people attended this event and voiced their opposition to the proposed water and sewer rate increases?

IS IT TRUE over the years we have made numerous reference that the Evansville Water and Sewer Utilities Board are well known for their political patronage activities?  …it also common knowledge that the Evansville Water and Sewer Utilities Board also gives the City Of Evansville cash advances to help them with their cash flow problems?
Todays “Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel that the Evansville Water and Sewer Board should advance money to the city to so they can pay past due bills?
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  1. “we are puzzled why we didn’t receive any advance notice of this public hearing from anyone with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission or the Evansville Water and Sewer Utilities Department?”

    It was announced and posted on several news reporting sites; both print and tv media.

    Most likely the CCO didn’t receive a notice of the meeting because the CCO is an on-line blog.

  2. Old Joe B. has long said Democrats want open borders and care more illegal aliens than real Americans. Now proof positive of what these Anti-American left wing nut bags really believe:
    “New York gubernatorial candidate and former “Sex and the City” star Cynthia Nixon on Thursday called U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) “a terrorist organization” and called for its abolition, pitting progressive New Yorkers against Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

    Nixon made her remarks at a church on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, where an illegal immigrant is taking sanctuary after being threatened with deportation after she failed to show a driver’s license during a traffic stop by ICE agents.

    “ICE has strayed so far away from its mission. It is supposed to be here to keep Americans safe but what it has turned into, frankly, is a terrorist organization of its own that is terrorizing people who are coming to this country,” she said, according to NY1 News.”

    • At least the wacko leftists are now transparent in that openly oppose border protection and immigration laws. Democrats are working for illegal aliens and against protecting the security of our national borders. Simply pitiful and traitorous.
      “Washington Democratic Rep. Pramila Jayapal is among the numerous female protesters who were arrested inside a Capitol office building on Thursday while demonstrating against President Trump’s illegal immigration policies.

      The protest, which included hundreds demonstrators, took place in the Hart Senate Office Building. The protesters were calling for the abolishment of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, and were heard chanting “abolish ICE.” Most of the protesters were female.”

  3. “Over the weekend, four Democrats in Congress became the first elected officials in Washington to call for abolishing ICE. Wisconsin Rep. Mark Pocan said Monday he plans to introduce legislation that would defund the agency, which has powers to conduct immigration checks within 100 miles of the border or coastline, a zone that includes the entire state of Florida.”

  4. Bit off subject but I hope CCO will accomodate me.
    Know any soybean farmers? Of course we all do. Our #1 export crop has had a tariff of 25 % added to it by many of the buyers of our farmer friends livelyhood. China told their farmers “Plant more soybeans”. Wonder why they did that?
    A manufacturer of nails inPoplar Bluff MO is grim about his companies future. Steel prices have sky rocketed. What caused that? Who’s upsetting the apple cart? Heard its great for about 80,000 steel workesr but bad for 900,000 companies that use the steel.


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