IS IT TRUE we have been informed that the Governor recently appointed another Vectren Executive to serve on the USI Board of Trustees? …that there are now two (2) Vectren employees currently serving on this prestigious board? … it’s obvious that the Governor feels that Vectren Executives have a “patent on brains”?IS IT TRUE we are hearing that some Republicans are looking for ways to stymy County Commissioner Ben Shoulders political agenda because they’re afraid that he might run for Mayor of Evansville? …we feel that they will be fool hearted to consider such a move?IS IT TRUE we are hearing that a group of Evansville taxpayers is starting to put together a detailed Freedom Of Information Request concerning how much the City, VenueWorks, Vanderburgh County Building Commission, the Evansville Redevelopment Commission and the Evansville DMD donated to help subsidized the Evansville Thunderbolts Hockey team since they started playing at the Ford Center? …we are told that they will begin requesting this information right after all the candidates announce their intentions to run for City Council in 2019?IS IT TRUE that yesterday we posted the following statement in our “IS IT TRUE” section? … we said; “we also urge that you pay special attention to the EVSC school board races? …we hear that the individuals running against the incumbent members of the school board are poised to give them a run for their money”? …”we are told that its possible that the make-up of the 2019 school board could have at least two new (2) members”? …it looks like our projection was spot on?IS IT TRUE we now predict that the era of the Superintendent of EVSC schools always getting his way with the school board members will come to an end starting on January 1 of 2019?IS IT TRUE that that last year a well-known website called Niche.com that tracks the cost of living across the United States has just named the Indiana cities of Fort Wayne, Evansville, and South Bend as the cheapest places in the country to live?…the City-County Observer is confident that no one who contributed to this article has ever faced a utility bill from Vectren with respect to local earnings or an ever increasing (unreasonable) bill from the City of Evansville Sewer and Water Utility?…when digging an inch below the surface one finds that Niche.com only considers housing, food, fuel, and property taxes?…property taxes are by definition 1% of the market value of the house so cheap houses means low taxes?…with the always under attack HOMESTEAD TAX CREDIT there are some homeowners who pay nearly no property taxes at all?…fuel may be cheap in Evansville but it is always cheaper across the money saving bridge in Kentucky or down at Marina Point?…food is and always has been reasonably priced in Evansville but part of that is because locals tend not to be willing to pay for designer brands and have an appetite for very inexpensive fast food from a drive up window? …Niche also excluded the cost of healthcare which is quite high due to the high levels of obesity, smoking, sedentary living and abuse of alcohol?…while Evansville is not even close to the cost of places like San Francisco, it is far from the cheapest place in the United States?Today’s “Readers Poll” question is; Do you feel that the Vanderburgh County Drug Testing contracts should be put out to competitive bidding? 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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 that Jeff Flake (R) voted with Trump 84% of the time and Susan Collins (R) voted with Trump 78% of the time? ….that Bernie Sanders (I) voted with the President only 11% of the time and Elizabeth Warren (D) voted with the President only 10% of the time?IS IT TRUE we predict that starting on January 1, 2019, the Vanderburgh County Commissioners will become a non-partisan group of like-minded individuals that will begin to make well thought out decision based on “Good Policy Policy”? …we are extremely excited that three (3) extremely talented individuals will be working hand-in-hand in order to take Vanderburgh County into the remainder of the 21st Century? …we predict that County Commissioners Cheryl Musgrave, Ben Shoulders, and Jeff Hatfield are going to make us extremely glad that we elected them as the “THREE MAYORS OF VANDERBURGH COUNTY”?IS IT TRUE that Vanderburgh County Prosecutor Nick Hermann has awarded ABK Tracking, Inc.a non-competitive drug testing contract ever since he has been in office? …we’ve been told that this contract is financially lucrative? …we hope that members of the Vanderburgh County Council with have the political guts to required County Prosecutor Nick Hermann to put out the 2019 drug testing contract for competitive bids? 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