first_imgIf 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.We understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated.  The use of offensive language, insults against commenters will not be tolerated and will be removed from our site.Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers IS IT TRUE we wonder if any of our readers have seen any “Street Sweepers” in action during the last 6 months?  …if so, did anyone observe the “Street Sweepers” deposit any water on the roadway while sweeping the streets?IS IT TRUE that Democrat Amy Back is posturing to run for the Vanderburgh County Council At-Large seat?  …that Amy has an impressive resume that makes her uniquely qualified to serve on the Vanderburgh County Council?  …if she decides to run for the Vanderburgh County Council seat she will make one heck of a candidate? IS IT TRUE that many small-town Mayors across the country are suffering from a new political disorder called “Buttigieg Derangement Syndrome (BDS)”?… “Buttigieg Derangement Syndrome” is what causes small town Mayors to look in the mirror and start singing “Hail to the Chief” because this political disorder makes them believe because they have been elected Mayor in places that have no national visibility at all that they can follow Mayor Pete’s path to become President of the United States? IS IT TRUE we hope that members of the Evansville City Council will defer any decision concerning increasing the proposed monthly “Single -Stream” recycling fee to 25% for City residents at this evening’s Council meeting?  …City Council members should take a little more time to study this issue?  …that “business 101” always warns that one should never negotiate under pressure? 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 that is no greater ambassador of goodwill than a homegrown non-partisan community newspaper?  …that local newspapers can serve as a “Community Watchdog” by sounding the alarm when the citizen’s rights are being violated? …we realize that a community can have no greater ambassador of goodwill than one which keeps its citizens informed about their accomplishments, failure, and triumphs? IS IT TRUE that some of our elected officials seemly forgotten that the first amendment to the U. S. Constitution states “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the rights of the people to peaceably assemble, and to petition the government for redress of grievance”? IS IT TRUE when small-town politicians that preside over an increasing crime rate and a mediocre economy get national attention, every pissant politician who rides in parades hearing “Hail to the Chief” in their own mind catches “Buttigieg Derangement Syndrome”?…that this political disorder may be contagious enough to infect the thinking of current Mayors too?…it may already have done so?IS IT TRUE last week we posted that” the owner of the City-County Observer was recently approached by a group of local financially successful business investors asking him to consider publishing a printed Sunday newspaper on their behalf for the Evansville/Vanderburgh County area? …that the real truth is that they would really like to outright purchase the City-County Observer?IS IT TRUE to our surprise we received four (4) unsolicited inquiries of individuals from people that are interested in purchasing the City-County Observer? …the owner of the City-County Observer told them that his criteria to sell to potential buyers is that they must pledge to remain an “Independent Non-Partisan Community Newspaper” that encourages “Good Public Policy”?IS IT TRUE that the 3rd District County Commissioner Cheryl Musgrave (R) is running for re-election and will have over $100,000 in the bank by December 31st? …Commissioner Musgrave, will also make history by becoming the first female to ever be elected three (3) times as a Vanderburgh County Commissioner?IS IT TRUE that 1st District County Commissioner Ben Shoulders (D) is running for re-election and will have over $125,000 in the bank by December 31st?…that Commissioner Shoulders will be the first person to win re-election as a District One Commissioner since Rick Borries in 1992? IS IT TRUE we wonder if local attorney Charles Berger ever receive the information he requested from the EVCS? IS IT TRUE we are told that Deputy Treasurer Dottie Thomas is gearing up to announce her intentions to run for the Vanderburgh County Treasurer position during the next election cycle?  …that Dottie has a solid reputation of serving the taxpayers in a non-partisan manner?  …Dottie Thomas is extremely likable and hard working?IS IT TRUE that today’s “Readers Poll” question is: What are the chances of former Evansville Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel being elected Indiana Attorney General?We are pleased to provide obituaries from area funeral homes at no cost.  We are also pleased to announce that we are now providing news from all the area High Schools.  Please scroll down the paper and you shall see a listing of them. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more