“IS IT TRUE” MARCH 29, 2020


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?

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IS IT TRUE it been alleged that two (2) individuals living in the Jasper area have tested positive for the COVID-19?
IS IT TRUE we now have 120,000 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 and 2,000 deaths in the United States?
IS IT TRUE many people feel that hospital officials, elected city and county leaders, and representatives of the Vanderburgh County Health Department should conduct their medical briefings in public instead of talking with each over the phone?
IS IT TRUE if the above officials haven’t any idea how to conduct a public briefing all they have to do is turn on their TVs and watch how Andrew Como, the Governor of New York conducts his?
IS IT TRUE without warning Mayor Winnecke recently told the Courier and Press that “Each hospital has, I understand, a number of (coronavirus) tests out to be examined”? …the Mayor also said, “Not to speak on their behalf, but yes, I think it’s safe to assume the virus is probably in our community”? …it looks like the Mayor’s projection was a track on? …we were told that several people were upset that the Mayor didn’t share the details of his conversation with members of the public?
IS IT TRUE many people feel that its time for our elected officials to start the discussion about giving the citizens of Evansville/Vanderburgh a break on their water and sewer bills or a delay on paying property taxes?
IS IT TRUE we wonder how on earth can a city that has zero population growth feel that they can collect more tax money from its huddled masses than it did the year before?
IS IT TRUE it’s projected over 13 million people work in the food and beverage industry nationally?  …the projections are that the overwhelming majority of these workers are going to be laid off?   …issue alone could start a recession by itself?
IS IT TRUE that the CEO of the Evansville Water and Sewer Utilities Department will retire in May 2020?  …word in the street is that members of the Utility Board will hire someone local to replace the retiring CEO Evansville Water and Sewer Utility Department, Alan Mounts?
IS IT TRUE the leaders of Italy originally told their citizens to wash their hands and don’t panic?  …that Italy’s government has now placed 16 million people (around a quarter of their population) in lockdown in order to prevent the continued spread of coronavirus?
IS IT TRUE that a couple of patrons also told us that is would very easy for Ellis to round all the old that artifacts in storage and laying around the historical track to create a ‘Horse Racing Museum?”  …if done correctly this ‘Horse Racing Museum” would attract new visitors to visit Ellis Park?
IS IT TRUE we are told that several patrons of Ellis Park are hoping that the new owners of Ellis Park will invest the money to professional pave the parking lot, install proper exterior security lighting and signage, install a first-class exterior digital on-premise sign located next to the highway?
IS IT TRUE that people don’t care who you were but they only care who you are now?
IS IT TRUE when the people fear the Government we have Tyranny!  When the Government fears the people we have Liberty?

IS IT TRUE our “READERS POLLS” are non-scientific but trendy?

Today’s “Readers Poll” question is: Should medical providers and elected officials conduct their medical briefings in public instead of talking with each over the phone?
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  1. And Ellis Park needs a new entry access from and onto Highway 41S/I-69. It’s time for a true intersection (without a traffic light).


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