“IS IT TRUE” SEPTEMBER 10, 2019

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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 we were just informed by a credible source that a Harrison High School student was arrested yesterday? …he was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun while at school?  …this is a developing story?
IS IT TRUE we have been told because of the increase in the County Income Option Tax (CIOT), and the Wheel Tax that Vanderburgh County now has the money to fund the expansion of the county jail?  …we are now told that the plans for the expansion of the Vanderburgh County jail will now be unveiled on the first week of November 2019?
IS IT TRUE that no matter what political party controls City Council Mayor Winnecke will still get what he wants?
IS IT TRUE we are told that current City Councilman Jonathan Weaver has the highest name recognition of any City Council candidate?
IS IT TRUE the Evansville/Vanderburgh County Convention and Visitors Bureau funds from the Innkeepers Tax which is paid by people when they stay at our local hotels? …this fund generates many millions of dollars a year? … Its time that members of our local media start paying closer attention to the financial activities of the Convention and Visitors Bureau board?
IS IT TRUE that over the years the Evansville/Vanderburgh County Convention and Visitors Bureau has conducted a national search to find a new Executive Director?  …it’s time for the search committee forget doing a national search for the new CCO of this organization by hiring someone local?
IS IT TRUE a couple of years ago officials at ECHO Housing and Evansville DMD commissioned a “Mural” to be painted on the side of a building located directly behind McDonald’s restaurant on the corner of North Main and the Lloyd Expressway?  … the officials responsible for this project declared that this “Mural” will enhance the opportunity of bringing economic development to the North Main Jacobsville area? …we were told that an out of town artist was hired to help paint this abstract “Mural” costing many of thousands of dollars? …we urge you to drive to the North Main McDonalds and look at the vacant building directly behind it and tell us if this painted “Mural” would motivate you to locate a business on North Main Street?  …did we say the paint on the “MURAL” is rapidly peeling from the building?
IS IT TRUE that the Evansville city employees hospitalization fund has been insufficiently funded over several years? …the city’s hospitalization fund, from which city employee medical claims are paid, will once again have a negative balance of several millions of dollars at the end of this year?
IS IT TRUE that the system of governance called Communism is over 100 years old?…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?
IS IT TRUE that the “Trolley of Evansville District” has connected bars, hotels, and restaurants located on West Franklin Street, Main Street, and Haynie’s Corner? …we been told that its been out of service. for a while because of mechanical problems?
IS IT TRUE that after two centuries of statehood the State of Indiana has finally allowed alcohol sales on Sunday?  it will be interesting to see if the powers that be will also lift the ban on selling automobiles on Sundays too?
IS IT TRUE City Council really could use someone like a Curt John and John Friend, CPA in helping with the management of our tax dollars?
IS IT TRUE that the IRS has now documented that there has been massive migration of high earning individuals from high tax states to low tax states?…the big winner has been Florida with the losers being made up of Illinois, New Jersey, and New York?…we doubt that the people running these states with notice until their checks start to bounce?
IS IT TRUE the Evansville Otters continue to provide very good sports entertainment for the people of this community?  …we give 5 cheers (5) to the owners, management, staff, and players for a job well done this season?
Todays “READERS POLL” question is: Should State official be held harmless because of the extreme drop in the state ILEARN test scores?

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Can anything be done about the chronic corner panhandling at the Governor and Division exit? It makes a terrible first impression to see beggars at that intersection when you drive into the City. This morning 2 beggars on each side of Division. You would think that Mayor Winnecke would want to clean that up.

    • That’t not the only corner. There was a lady sitting on the sidewalk outside of Rally’s (Virginia and 41) for many weeks. Additionally, the corner of Lynch and Green, East Side Walmart, and all over downtown. Its a large problem for such a small city. Not sure what the answer is, but it does not make for an attractive appearance from visitors.

      • Yes, the begging is widespread and the Mayor seems to be taking a LA approach and doing noting about this worsening problem.

  2. There is always at least 1 and sometimes 2 at the intersection of RedBank and the Lloyd (62) claiming to be homeless veterans (they may be ) panhandling

  3. The trolley has been out of service for quite sometime. It has cost a lot of money to try to keep it running. it has been more in repairs then you will ever know.

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