“IS IT TRUE” SEPTEMBER 16, 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 are extremely pleased that Mayor Winnecke proposes to pay down the serious shortfall in the employee health plan in his proposed 2020 budget?

IS IT TRUE we wonder why City Controller Russ Lloyd Jr hasn’t informed candidates running for a seat on the Evansville City Council how much it cost the taxpayers of Evansville to subsidize the Evansville Thunderbolts operating expenses during the 2018-2019 hockey season?

IS IT TRUE that this Tuesday the Vanderburgh County Commissioners are presenting their annual State of the County at the Evansville Rotary Club luncheon?  …we are told that the Vanderburgh County Commissioners will have good news for the taxpayers of Vanderburgh County?

IS IT TRUE during the first week of November our Vanderburgh County officials will reveal the new plans to renovate the county jail?  …we are told that these plans should take care of the overcrowding problems at the jail for the next 25 years?

IS IT TRUE that Commissioners Ben Shoulders and Commissioner Jeff Hatfield are having a joint political fundraising outing this coming Friday, September 20th? …we are told that this golf outing is officially sold out and has over 60 foursomes playing? …we are told that Mayor Winnecke is having his annual golf outing the following Friday, September 27th? …the Mayor’s golf fundraiser has 52 foursomes signed up so far? …Commissioner Cheryl Musgrave is having her annual Wolfe’s BBQ lunch fundraiser next week? …we are told that she has ten (10) top-level sponsors and this event is sold out?

IS IT TRUE that the newest Commercial Lender III at Banterra Bank-Evansville is County Commissioner Ben Shoulders?  …it looks like Old National loss is Banterra Bank-Evansville gain?

IS IT TRUE the best way for Evansville City Council to balance the budget is making budget cuts not increase taxes?

IS IT TRUE the taxpayers are also paying off an annual debts payment for the new downtown medical school ($2.7M), the downtown hotel ($1.26M) without having any ownership position? …we wonder who are the owners of the hotel and medical school buildings that the taxpayers are paying off the loan notes on?

IS IT TRUE that our Civic Center “Moles” tell us that Mayor Winnecke has decided to not to mess with the “HOMESTEAD TAX CREDIT” in 2020:?  …the Mayor made a smart political move concerning this issue?

IS IT TRUE that last weekend’s Owensboro, Ky airshow on the Ohio River was a rousing success?  …that people from all around attended this well-planned community event?  …we are told that this event generated many hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Owensboro business community?

IS IT TRUE that the CPA firm of London Witte advised the Winnecke Administration to implement a “budget spending plan” more than four (4) years ago?  …that no “budget spending plan” has been developed by the administration as of this date?

IS IT TRUE we are being told that Burdette Park Director, Jerry Grannon, is doing an excellent job?  …under Mr. Grannon’s leadership Burdette Park saw the highest attendance in over ten years?

IS IT TRUE that you can purchase regular unleaded gasoline at Sam’s Club in Evansville for a whopping $2.11 a gallon?  Same price at Costco. Since Costco has opened prices at Sam’s Club have dropped dramatically.

IS IT TRUE if you want to save big bucks please go to GOOD RX site and you could save up to 80% of your prescription costs?

Today’s “Readers Poll” question is: What type of renovation should the county do at the jail?

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1 COMMENT

  1. They should have used the space from the old jail for women and juveniles. That would free up space at the current jail. It won’t happen because you would not have any kick back money.

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