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 we are extremely pleased that 5th Ward City Councilman Justin Elpers (R) has submitted a resolution to City Council concerning a three (3) four-year consecutive term limit idea?  …that this proposal was met with strong opposition by some of the long-term City Council members?  …we commend Councilman Elpers for thinking outside the political box?IS IT TRUE we recently published an article on “PAYDAY LOANS”?  …the article stated that if the Indiana House Bill 1319 pass the State Senate is will cause a major financial hardship to those who can least afford an annual interest rate of 222%? …that a large number of clergy in Indiana and Kentucky (Baptists, Methodists, Priests and Archbishops, Rabbis, Lutherans, Non-Denominational, Episcopal, Clergy of the Christian Church, and other preachers in small Independent Churches) publicly stated that this bill should be defeated in the State Senate?  …we strongly agree with them?  …we just heard that the “PAYDAY LOAN” legislation is considered a moot issue in the Indiana State Senate?  …we are extremely pleased to hear this?IS IT TRUE that the Ohio Valley Conference Basketball Tournament just started yesterday at the Ford Center? ..if you like to watch good ladies and men basketball the Ford Center is the place to go? …you will also be able to see some past local high school players play at the college level? …the food and admission price are very affordable?…there will be no such thing as a home game for any of the teams and the only team with any sort of alumni base in greater Evansville is the Murray State Racers?…the Ford Center is sort of centrally located with respect to where these teams are from an east/west perspective but when north/south locations are considered the center of mass for these campuses is way further south? …this tournament has traditionally been played in Nashville?  …we are pleased to see the Mayor getting on the airwaves during the last several days encouraging people to attend this tournament?  …we also urge you to attend this tournament because it’s a worthy sporting and community event?IS IT TRUE that the LST is moving to the old location of the Riverboat Casino?…it will be interesting to see if this changes the attendance by local people since the move is really only about a mile from the long-term dock at Marina Point?…one has to wonder if someone who would not drive to Marina Point to see the LST will be willing to drive to the old Riverboat Casino dock? …we hope this is not just changing for the sake of changing something as opposed to something with a shred of data supporting the decision?IS IT TRUE last week The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) Nominating Committee submitted three nominees for consideration by Governor Eric J. Holcomb for appointment to the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission?  …those three nominees are: Stefanie Krevda, IURC Executive Director of External Affairs,  State Rep. David Ober and Tristan Vance, Indiana Office of Energy Development Director?  …the committee has nominated these three candidates to fill the current vacancy on the IURC created by the retirement of Commissioner Jim Atterholt? … Gov. Holcomb will select one of the three nominees to serve the remainder of Atterholt’s term, which expires Jan. 31, 2020?  …we are puzzled why wasn’t one of the finalists from this area?IS IT TRUE we been told that Public High School districts in Ohio, Texas, and elsewhere have volunteer teachers and volunteer administrators that have been extensively vetted and trained in firearm use that have access to secret gun safes in the event of an active school shooting? …we are told that there is a waiting list for volunteers to sign up for this programs to protect students?IS IT TRUE we are told that some people feel that that teachers and administrators have the best knowledge of the school buildings, and who should be in the school buildings, in the event of an active shooting? …we are told that many people are asking the question of why shouldn’t our school children deserve the highest possible protection of having trained volunteer teacher and administrator response teams with access to firearms in the unfortunate emergence of an active school shooting?IS IT TRUE some people feel that the EVSC should immediately adopt similar programs for protection of the EVSC students and teachers?  …we are told that if all EVSC schools had such volunteer tactical response teams within the schools, that it would greatly discourage any potential school shooter?  …we hear that some people feel if the current EVSC School Board members refuse to take this common-sense approach to protect our students and teachers then a movement will begin to elect a new School Board? …it doesn’t cost anything this explore this idea and see if this is feasible to do in our area?IS IT TRUE that it’s been alleged that one of the main reasons for the high costs of the City of Evansville Employee Health insurance plan is because of the lifetime health coverage received by members of the city police and firefighters?  …it also been alleged that surviving spouses of police and firefighters also receive lifetime coverage?IS IT TRUE Cthat Kaitlin Whaley-Marketing Assistant and Ashton Crafton-Gaming Manager at Ellis Park are doing one heck of a job in their positions?IS IT TRUE that one of more interesting blogger asks us to post this link of Congressional Pensions and Benefits for your review and comments?  …here is the link: This video is posted by the City-County Observer without opinion, bias or editing?  FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Todays “Readers Poll” question” Is: Do you support the three (3) four-year consecutive term limit idea now being discussed by City Council?Please take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE Files, CHANNEL 44 NEWS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS”.  You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us [email protected]: This link is posted by the City-County Observer without option, bias or editing.last_img read more