“IS IT TRUE” APRIL 8, 2024

We hope today IT TRUE will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address rationally and responsibly.
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IS IT TRUE that the revelation in 2023 that the three entities that have partnered for more than a decade to do the economic development work for the City of Evansville, Vanderburgh County, and parts of the surrounding counties have been merged into a single organization impressed some people as a way to save money and concerned others about the concentration of efforts?…the merged entities consist of the Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana that did traditional chamber activities like mixers, lobbying, and the Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC) to mentor micro businesses, the Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville (GAGE) that was formed to foster entrepreneurship in industries that pay a thriving wage, and the Southwest Indiana Coalition for Economic Development that focused on attraction of outside businesses were merged into a new entity called E-REP that stands for Evansville Regional Economic Partnership?…historically government supported the two economic development entities and private businesses supported the Chamber of Commerce?
IS IT TRUE that someone should inform EVSC Suoerintent of Schools Dr. David Smith that silence isn’t always golden?…it’s time for Dr. Smith to man up and address the serious allegation concerning the action of a teacher in a classroom for “Special Needs Students?
IS IT TRUE that many local taxpayers feel it’s time for Mayor Terry and her newly appointed City Controller to acknowledge that the Ford Center is a prime candidate for a forensic audit? …that it’s also obvious they need to find creative ways to correct the deficit spending habits at the Ford Center?
IS IT TRUE that we have been told by several people at the Civic Center that Mayor Terry and her newly appointed City Controller need to analyze the financial debt that the former Mayor of Evansville left them with?
IS IT TRUE that we are told by credible sources that the combined debt of Evansville may be around One Billion and two hundred million?

IS IT TRUE every time an elected body ignores the will of the people it comes back to bite them on the backside?

IS IT TRUE that The City-County Observer does not promote or condone discrimination of any kind including preference based on race, religion gender identity, or political preference”?
IS IT TRUE that we are told that under the duties of the DEI Council, there are indeed three articles that promote quotas and the third one extends to private workforces?

IS IT TRUE that we are told that the recent Vanderburgh County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner was well attended by a broad cross-section of party members? …that old grudges and new rivalries were apparent with hard stares were seen across the room?

IS IT TRUE that we have been told that two candidates for governor were in attendance at the recent GOP Lincoln Day Dinner? …that when the Vanderburgh GOP Chairmen Mike Duckworth introduced Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch as “the next Governor of the State Of Indiana” it upset several GOP members working for other candidates for Governor?  …that it is obvious Chairman Duckworth continues to cause unnecessary friction and divide within the local GOP?

IS IT TRUE that many of the candidates running for the 8th district congressional seat would love to be endorsed by former president Donald Trump? …that in their stump speeches and advertising materials they tout their relationships with Trump? …that over the weekend a PAC Committee posted on social media that Congressional candidate Mark Messmer (R) was endorsed by Donald Trump? …that as soon as the endorsement claim was proven untrue, the post disappeared?

IS IT TRUE that the City-County Observer newspaper is a proud supporter of our law enforcement?

IS IT TRUE that everyone has a right to their opinions even if they are wrong?

IS IT TRUE that we would like to give five (5) cheers to members of the EXPLORE EVANSVILLE Board Of Directors and their talented staff for doing an incredible job in staging today’s ECLIPE event?

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?

FOOTNOTE:  The CCO staff would like to thank the many friends for their prayers and words of encouragement for our publisher’s speedy recovery.

Ron recently sustained a life-threatening fall which landed him in a local trauma facility for 30 days.  He sustained a traumatic brain injury with required 46 staples and stitches and 5 units of blood.  He is now at home resting and receiving Rehab 2 times a day for 3 days a week.

We would give special thanks to Ron’s wife Marilyn and family members for the strong support and love they gave him during his serious medical crisis.

Marilyn has also managed the publishing of our online, mobile sight, and monthly printed paper and is doing an outstanding job.