“IS IT TRUE” APRIL 28, 2020

first_imgIS IT TRUE we been told that many people are extremely disappointed in the way that Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb is conducting his news conferences?  …he comes off uninformed and very tentative? …where is Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch when we need her?IS IT TRUE that people all over the nation who have seen their way of life demolished by the “sheltering in place” orders that have prevented them from opening their businesses?…entrepreneurs and small businesses are the backs on which the United States was built and maintained?…these kinds of people are often not eligible for any benefits the way people who work for them are?…this situation leaves very little hope for people whose lives are entwined with their family businesses?…this is something that should be addressed in any future stimulus actions?IS IT TRUE recently the EVANSVILLE BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS approved the following local Not-For-Profit Grant Agreements for 2020 without a discussion?  … Evansville African-American Museum Foundation, Inc in the amount of $14,000. Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, Inc in the amount of $4,500. Children’s Center for Dance Education, Inc. in the amount of $1,000. Evansville Philharmonic Orchestral Corporation in the amount of $5,500. The Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science, Inc in the amount of $10,000. Evansville Symphonic Band Incorporated in the amount of $4,500. Keep Evansville Beautiful, Inc in the amount of $3,000.  Louis J. Koch Family Children’s Museum of Evansville, Inc in the amount of $14,000.  Leadership Evansville, Incorporated in the amount of $5000. The Reitz Home Preservation Society Inc in the amount of $7,000. Southwestern Indiana Regional Council on Aging, Inc. d/b/a SWIRCA & More in the amount of $15,000.  United Neighborhoods of Evansville, Incorporated in the amount of $48,000. Vanderburgh County Humane Society, Inc. in the amount of $1,500. WNIN Tri-State Public Media, Inc in the amount of $3,000.  Youth Resources of Southwestern Indiana, Inc in the amount of $9,500.  Metropolitan Evansville Chamber of Commerce Incorporated d/b/a The Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana; of $11,000? …we wonder why the Evansville City Council didn’t approve these not-for-profit organizations instead of the Board Of Public Works?IS IT TRUE that there was another interesting item listed on the most recent Evansville Board Of Public Works agenda that caught our attention?  … listed on the agenda was an agreement with the City of Evansville (DMD) and Advantix Development Corporation in the amount of $100,000 to construct a new home at 818 Madison Avenue?  …the Board approved this item with little or no discussion?IS IT TRUE that Piegon Township Trustee Mariama Wilson, Knight Township Trustee Kathryn Martin, and Perry Township Trustee Rick Riney continue to put people first and everyone is doing outstanding jobs as public servants?IS IT TRUE  that any kind of lipid solvent will disrupt the Coronavirus, such as soaps, detergents, and smaller alcohols? …you need to use about 70% ethanol in water for optimum effectivenessIS 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?Today’s “Readers Poll” question is: Which local television station do you feel that has provided the best coverage of the COVID -19 virus? 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 an article last week was published that stated that the newspaper industry is essentially an industry that is described as “dead paper walking?”…this is a term used to describe a business that is in so much financial distress that no amount of money will save the business because the revenue streams were so damaged before COVID19 came along that rescue dollars would simply keep a dead business alive for a short time but pay no dividend to society at large?…the article clearly stated that newspapers should not be getting a bailout because they are nearly all on a short trip to bankruptcy anyway?IS IT TRUE that the investment group that merged to form the new Gannett last year has done little or nothing to change the trajectory of the 200+ newspapers under management?…from day one the new group has been more interested in laying off talent than creating a better product that would appeal to a wider audience?…since the first of the year the new Gannett has placed nearly all of their newspapers on 25% furloughs from the newsroom to management?…after doing the furloughs there have been selected layoffs at nearly every location leaving the surviving workers demoralized and thinking twice about their commitments to the journalism profession?…from an investor relations perspective the new Gannett is a disaster seeing the stock price fall from a high of just over $12 per share to a recent low of 63 cents per share?…this collapse of the stock is an indicator that protential investors have no confidence in the new Gannett?…throwing good money after bad has been a large concern for the SBA in approving PPP and EIDL loans that are supposed to save jobs and businesses?…it is a foregone conclusion that there are many “dead businesses walking” that have been approved for these loans?…public companies need not apply though and that will keep the new Gannett from accessing those funds?…what is really needed is for local investment groups who value unbiased journalism to buy the local papers like the Evansville Courier and Press and to run them as they were once run?IS IT TRUE we are hearing rumors that the new Gannett publishing Corp. may be considering selling off some of their less financially productive publications?  …if this happens, we are told that a group of local well-heeled and business savvy investors may be interested in salvaging the once proud and powerful Evansville Courier and Press at the scaled value? …we are also told if this group of investors is successful they will put together an outstanding editorial board made up of a person with a newspaper publishing background, well-known entrepreneurs, community leaders, a local medical doctor, banker, college administrator, and an attorney? …every city deserves a non-partisan locally owned and produced newspaper and Evansville is no exception to that rule?IS IT TRUE we continue to be impressed by Jon Webb over at the Evansville Courier and Press?  … kudos to Jon Webb for using his reporter’s skills to reach highly probable conclusions?  …he has also demonstrated that he has the journalistic skills to write articles of historical significance? Please take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE FILES, LAW ENFORCEMENT, “READERS POLL”, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS”, EDUCATION, OBITUARIES 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 at City-County [email protected]center_img FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

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