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 the Courier and Press has just announced the hiring of a new executive editor?…the new editor is going to have his hands full dealing with the newly energized and observant Jon Webb who is calling out idiocies weekly with an enthusiasm that has been lacking for a long time?…we expect the new executive editor will be dealing with attempts to win him over to the good old boy network and we hope he doesn’t succumb to the control political drama that is coming his way?
IS IT TRUE that it was a bittersweet day on the Evansville riverfront Monday when the gambling riverboat that has become a fixture pulled up anchor and headed down river for the last time?…”the boat” as the Tropicana floating casino has been called since it first tied up in Evansville in 1995 after a close election to allow gaming cleared the way for the fun and games that a gambling boat provides?…the boat wasn’t as sea worthy as we all thought and received a large scale repair and tune up prior to heading south to become a jazz boat in New Orleans where the songs of Satchmo (Louis Armstrong) will be gracing the corridors seeking another form of entertainment?
IS IT TRUE that Tropicana on the other hand now has a plush land based casino that took $50 Million to complete and is a fine upgrade to the old boat?…the boat is leaving Evansville with lots of memories and has made lots of money, some of which paid for the new land based casino and added much needed money to our city coffers?
IS IT TRUE that while the engines to the boat were being prepared for take-off, the City of Evansville had a night to remember on North Main ? …a double murder occurred on East Maryland Street within walking distance of the newly refurbished minimum width bike and bus path that leads to the former CVS building where dialysis will soon be performed?…in case anyone didn’t know better, putting a $18M bike path through Jimtown will not change the nature of the folks who seem to frequent the place? …we want to congratulate members of the Evansville Police Department for chasing down the alleged murders and putting them behind bars?
IS IT TRUE on a more positive note, Evansville and surroundings had a great weekend collecting state championship trophies at the Indiana State High School Soccer championships?…state championship trophies were collected by both Mater Dei and Memorial and we should all be proud of their accomplishments?
IS IT TRUE after less than a year there is already a new general manager at the subsidized Doubletree Hotel?…according to the new manager business is booming and of course we all believe him?…we also hear that the Evansville Thunderbolts are selling out the Ford Center and have been accepted into the National Hockey League for the 2018-19 season?
IS IT TRUE we want to commend Evansville Police Department media spokesman Jason Cullum for doing an outstanding job of keeping the public aware of the policing activities of the EPD? …Jason Cullum is consider to be one of the top law enforcement media spokesman in Indiana?
Todays READERS POLL question is: Are you pleased with the way that President Trump is conducting himself?
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