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 that today the City-County Observer is posting a link to the Indiana State Boards Of Accounts audit of 2016 for the City Of Evansville? …we are aware that many of our readers are college educated; bankers; are wealth managers; hold business and CPA degrees; small business owners and are CEO of many local corporations? …we encourage our readers to analyze the attached link to the Indiana State Board of Accounts audit and tell us what they found out?

IS IT TRUE here is the link to the Indiana State Boards Of Accounts audit for the City Of Evansville for 2016?  …here’s a copy of the audit reports?

IS IT TRUE we wonder why City Controller Russ Lloyd, Jr didn’t make the results of the Indiana State Board of Accounts 2016 audit of the City of Evansville public?

IS IT TRUE that a couple years ago we took on the management of the city-owned and operated Oak Hill and Locust Hill cemeteries because of the poor conditions of these cemeteries?  …recently we re-checked the overall conditions of these two cemeteries?  …we are extremely pleased to report that major improvements have been made to both of these cemeteries? …we observed that new road lines had received a fresh coat of paint, improved directional signs were installed, trees are trimmed, grounds are very well kept, graves markers and stones have been put back in an upright position, and the flower vases were put back on top of grave markers?  …we are happy to report that the current management of the city-owned and operated Oak Hill and Locust Hill cemeteries has done a good job in correcting the problems of neglect and vandalism of years past at these cemeteries?  … it’s important to point out that some of the problems of neglect and vandalism at Oak Hill and Locust Hill cemeteries were going on long before the current Superintendent of City Cemeteries took over? …we would like to give Christopher Cooke, Superintendent of City Cemeteries and his staff five (5) cheers for a job well done?

IS IT TRUE that the former Indiana State Representative Mike Braum is making political waves throughout in Indiana?  … we are hearing that this conservative United States Senate candidate is attracting many anti-establishment voters to join his campaign?  …that this self-made millionaire and Harvard honors graduate has invested over $4 million dollars of his own money to fund his primary campaign? …Is it refreshing to see an extremely successful business person running for public office?

IS IT TRUE that the area Chamber Of Commerce search for a new Executive Director is down to eight (8) finalists?  …that six (6) candidates are from out of town and other two (2) candidates are from Vanderburgh County?  …we must point out that the Chamber of Commerce encourages people to buy local?  …we hope that the Chamber search committee will decide to hire locally?

IS IT TRUE that the Executive Director of the “Right To Life of Southwest Indiana”, Mary Ellen Van Dyke is doing an excellent job of protecting the unborn?

IS IT TRUE the former Mayor of Evansville, Jonathan Weinzapfel recently told Channel 25, Brad Byrd, that he’s considering running for United States Congress?  …Mr. Weinzapfel told Mr. Bryd that he will announce his decision in the very near future?  …if he runs for the congressional seat he better be ready to defend the bad business decisions he made while he was Mayor?

IS IT TRUE we are told that many local Democrats are very pleased that the make-up of the 2018 City Council leadership is all democrats?  …that some people wonder why City Council didn’t select a Democrat to be the new City Council attorney?

Todays “Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel that the City Controller should have made the results of the Indiana State Board of Accounts 2016 audit of the City of Evansville public?
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  1. Interesting news on MLK Jr. day that the main stream liberal news will never, ever report:

    “Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., joined Breitbart News Sunday on the eve of her uncle’s namesake holiday, hitting back at racism accusations against President Donald Trump and levying her own complaints against ultra-liberal Facebook.

    “I agree that President Trump is not a racist. He has done so much,” King told host and Breitbart News Washington Political Editor Matthew Boyle.

    “Just now … [Trump signed] the bill that was sponsored by Congressman John Lewis making the Martin Luther King Jr. historic site in Atlanta a national park — the first park to be named after an African-American man,” King continued. She defended the president against a rash of new “racism” accusations supposedly stemming from vulgar remarks Democratic staffers are claiming Trump made about third-world countries that send the United States massive numbers of immigrants.

    She went on:

    And there’s all other kind of legislation and things that President Trump is passing, including getting a lot of black folks out of jail — he’s working on doing that believe it or not and putting them back to work. And putting America back to work — African-Americans especially because our job rate or our hiring rate was so low and it’s going up along with everybody else’s rate. So President Trump is not a racist. He cares about America period. And he said, “No matter what color our skin is, we all bleed red.” So he sees black people, all people as people. He sees Americans as the people he is supposed to serve and he’s doing that. And he is not a racist. I just really want to say that.”

    • Most people I know don’t care if Trump is a racist.
      Actually, most know he is, and it still doesn’t bother them.

      But they do care if Trump’s competent and stable enough to be President.
      And they do care if Trump’s been treasonous with the Russians, a sworn enemy of the United States.

      • Willy, if you look for treason and collusion with sworn enemy Russians, you’ll find Bill and Hillary and transfer of uranium to the Russians.

        “An 11-count indictment has been handed down from a grand jury investigating possible Russian bribery involving former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Uranium One deal negotiated when she was part of the Obama administration, a report says.

        The indictment was levied against Maryland resident Mark Lambert, a former co-president of a nuclear transportation company involved in Hillary Clinton’s deal to sell U.S. uranium interests to a Russian company. A Department of Justice statement says that the 54-year-old Lambert was charged with “one count of conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and to commit wire fraud, seven counts of violating the FCPA, two counts of wire fraud and one count of international promotion money laundering.””

        • You say so I guess. No one cares if Clinton did this or that. Who cares? I don’t. Indict some guy in Maryland all you want. The damn Clintons aren’t in office.

          Trump is the President and is sitting in the White House. Conspiracy, obstruction, collusion, fraud and money laundering by a sitting President?
          That is reason to be worried and insecure Joe-buddy.

          • joebidens sudden talk about clintons makes him seem like a scurrying rat today he IS scared

    • Under President Donald J. Trump black unemployment is at the lowest rate since the Labor Department has been keeping records. Sure sounds racist to me.
      These charges of racism are being made by a bunch of low life dems who have nothing to offer except scurrilous charges, solely for the purpose of silencing the accused and riling up their base.

  2. Who’s going to challenge Weinzapfel on his bad business decisions he made as mayor, Winnecke? I don’t think so.

      • Who knew that weather is racist too?

        This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the NAACP wants man-made global warming to be seen as a civil rights issue, arguing King’s vision of a society free of racial injustice can’t be achieved without addressing warming.

        “We see climate change as a civil rights issue,” Jacqueline Patterson, head of the NAACP’s environmental and climate justice program, said in an online radio spot for the Yale Center for Environmental Connection.

        Environmental activists have been increasingly framing global warming as a matter of “environmental justice,” since “minority and low-income populations are disproportionately affected by global warming,” Patterson told Yale’s online radio Climate Connections.

  3. MAGA TRUMP has the economy roariiiiiiiiiiing…………..stock market roariiiiiiing…………..GDP hitting 4%………………………… unemployment lowest on record………………….all the ignorant racist commie libs have left is without a doubt the race card………………happy days are here again the skies above are blue again happy days are here again…………………all the gruber goober commie lies…..fake news media cannot and WILL not take MAGA out…..MAGA is without a doubt a self made MAN so the fake news can not touch MAGA ….. golf game well deserved……………..THANK GOD FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP…………..

  4. The economy President Donald J. Trump inherited from Barack H. Obama was about 1% better than Venezuela or Haiti. He has returned it to an American economy in less than a year. SHAZAAAAAAM!


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