first_imgWe 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 the City-County Observer was ecstatic and optimistic about the chances for the University of Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles men bringing home some hardware in the NCAA Division 2-Elite 8 basketball tournament at the Ford Center?  …last night the USI Eagles fell short of winning the Elite 8 tournament? …it was good to see over 7,000 people cheering the Eagles on to victory in their two games at the Elite 8 Division ll basketball tournament held at the Ford Center?  ….we would like to congratulate the good people at the Evansville Sports Corporation for putting on a superb tournament at the Ford Center so far?  …we give five (5) cheers to the area Resturants, Bars, and Hotel establishments for showing our out of town guests some good ole down home “Hoosier Hospitality’?IS IT TRUE yesterday the City-County Observer seemly scooped the local news media by revealing that Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb was the beneficiary of two flights on a private jet owned by Spectacle Entertainment’s CEO Rod Ratcliff? …yesterday an investigative article written by and published by the Indy Star revealed that Governor Holcomb’s political campaign may have been bankrolled when a casino CEO allegedly donated $500,000 plus to the Republican Governor’s Association and in turn most of this money was allegedly handed over to the political war chest to the Holcomb 2016 campaign? …the Associated Press and the Indiana Lawyer also published this outstanding investigative article written by Kaitlin Lange and Tony Cook of the Indianapolis Star?IS IT TRUE that the above political donation that was given to Governor Eric Holcomb by the Republican Governor’s Association may turn out to be legal but it shouldn’t be and many people predict that it may become a political scandal that haunts Governor Holcomb for the rest of his political career?IS IT TRUE Governor Holcomb is not the only current Republican official from Indiana embroiled in scandal? …Attorney General Curtis Hill has been under the gun for allegedly committing sexual harassment?…the Indiana Speaker of the House Brian Bosma is also having to deal with an allegation of consensual sexual relations with an Indiana Legislative Intern in 1992? …the taxpayers of Indiana have a right to know what is true and what is just malicious allegation?IS IT TRUE  that several of our readers want to know whether or not if Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch was on the free rides in a jet with Governor Holcomb when he went to the Republican Governor’s Association meetings?  …also they would like to know if her political campaign received any the Casino money donated to the Republican Governor’s Association?IS IT TRUE according to the Indy Star that the “Indiana law bans casino license holders from donating directly to Indiana candidates but does not prohibit contributions to national organizations?  …that  political contributions from casino interests to organizations like the Republican Governor’s Association have long drawn the ire of government accountability groups, which see them as a way to skirt Indiana’s prohibition on campaign donations from casino interests?”IS IT TRUE attached below is the link to the INDY STAR article concerning this issue? IT TRUE that is was just announced that the old GE Plastics facility in Mount Vernon that was bought out by SABIC about 10 years ago has been sold again and this time the sale price is $69 Billion?…it seems like the last time it sold the price was closer to $10 Billion so SABIC is apparently making a big profit on a 10 year investment?…the new owner will be Saudi Aramco that makes most of its business in oil?…we hope that no Hoosier jobs are eliminated due to this acquisition as last time this happened the deck at the top was shuffled but most people kept their jobs?IS IT TRUE one of the people that helped point out that many of the officially approved minutes of the Evansville Development Commission were missing now tells us that the agenda of the next ERC meeting hasn’t been officially posted in the local media yet? IS IT TRUE that the City of Evansville has been exposed and called out for resisting GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) like a cat resists a bath?…the governing body for public accounting has a document available online that a CCO reader was kind enough to post in a comment and here is what it says about such things?…this accurately points out that managing a city to cash like kids manage a lemonade stand is a way to hide unfunded liabilities for a couple of years until the chickens come home to roost?…the reality is that with these escalating overdrawn accounts, the chickens are in the air and about to reach the roost?Todays“Readers Poll” question is: Are you disappointed that Governor Eric Holcomb accepted two free plane flights from a Casino Executive to the Republican Governor’s Association National meetings?Please go to our link of our media partner Channel 44 News located in the upper right-hand corner of the City-County Observer so you can get the up-to-date news, weather, and sports. We are pleased to provide obituaries from several area funeral homes at no costs.Over the next several weeks we shall be adding additional obituaries from other local funeral homes.  Please scroll down the paper and you shall see a listing of them.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected]:  Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers.”READERS FORUM”  FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

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