IS IT TRUE MARCH 23, 2017

first_imgIS IT TRUE that Pat Tuley has stepped up to save the Vanderburgh County Commissioners from themselves by taking his name out of consideration to become the next Director at Burdette Park?…Tuley has been a near permanent fixture in local politics and public education for as long as anyone can remember and the outrage over the firing of young educated millennial Jacob Murphy must have been too much for old Pat to bear?…removing his name from consideration was the right decision but it does not negate the fact that it looks like two Vanderburgh County Commissioners dealt the political patronage card from the bottom of the deck in their attempt to reward Tuley for political support of a campaign of one of the commissioners?…without publicly advertising this position in the local paper was like giving the taxpayers a big middle finger right in the face?  …were sorry to report that in Vanderburgh County the practice of bypassing a merit based hire in favor of the time dishonorable tradition of the practice of political patronage hiring policies are the norm?  …as long as political patronage is the ticket to a good job at the expense of qualifications, the mediocrity will continue and the town that moved up from last in the “Well Being” survey may just fall back to the bottom?IS IT TRUE at yesterday’s County Council meeting Joe Kiefer made it known that members of the County Commission are considering doing a $500,000 office renovation project on the third floor of the Civic Center?  …next week Mr. Kiefer and the President of the County Council will be meeting with a member of the County Commission to discuss combining both county offices into one business pod?  …we can’t wait to see if County Commissioner Musgrave will be able to convince members of the County Council to spend around $500,000 on this questionable project?IS IT TRUE at last Mondays County Commission meeting Veterans Council Commander Mark Acker publicly confirmed that individuals at the Civic Center demanded that he hand over the keys to the Veterans Memorial Coliseum? …he was also told he wasn’t allowed to attend County Commission meetings and ask questions about issues concerning the Veterans Memorial Coliseum?   …the way that Veterans Council Commander Mark Acker was allegedly mistreated by individuals at the Civic Center is an insult to all veterans of this community?…if members of the main stream media would like to learn more about how Commander Acker was harassed by individuals at the Civic Center he shall be glad to talk with you about this in detail? …we guarantee that this is a developing story?IS IT TRUE it has been said that it is never too late to do the right thing?…Vanderburgh County stepped up and did the right thing more than 20 years after the rest of the civilized world did by passing anti-discrimination laws in favor of the LGBT community in the hiring process?…we congratulate the Vanderburgh County officials who made this move for finally getting on board with something that has been appropriate forever?…some of the “locals” who showed up to voice their opposition to this move were a curious combination of ignorance and brazen judgmentalism?…the lady with the cow mask is not one to put into a highlight film to attract millennials to the City of Evansville, but it was something to behold?IS IT TRUE that after all of the hubbub over the drainage, noise, and traffic associated with the WalMart Supercenter planned for the North side at the intersection of Highway 57 and Boonville-New Harmony Road, WalMart has decided to cancel the project?…the folks who live out by the Hornet’s Nest will not have to worry about WalMart disrupting their domestic tranquility anymore?…this is not the only WalMart project to be cancelled or mothballed recently?…WalMart is wisely moving to an enhanced online distribution network so expect more cancellations and more big old empty stores in the near future?…the list of closures is now in double figures with WalMart, Target, and K-Mart leading the charge to abandon bricks and embrace clicks?IS IT TRUE President Donald Trump is roughly 24 hours away from the first big congressional vote on his campaign promise to “Repeal and Replace” Obamacare?…as of the time of writing Trump appears to be 3 votes shy of what is needed to pass the repeal in the House of Representatives?…while what has been proposed does not even adopt some of the low hanging fruit of positive reforms for the embattled and struggling Obamacare legislation, it does look like a start?…zero Democrat votes are expected and the real obstruction is the “Freedom Caucus” which is a new name for the Tea Party?…we will know late Thursday night if this passes, but with or without the votes at least some action is being attempted to rescue the ACA which is on collision course with having no insurance carriers in several places in 2018?…if no corrective actions are taken, the United States will have a law on the books that fines people for failing to purchase something that isn’t even available at any price?…that my friends is the way Banana Republics do business?FOOTNOTE: Todays “READERS POLL” question is: Should the Vanderburgh County Council approve the spending of $500,000 to combined both county offices into one business pod?Copyright 2015 City County Observer. 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More Sumner County Fair results: 2014 Pedal Tractor pull

first_imgSUMNER COUNTY FAIR 2014 PEDAL TRACTOR PULLSponsors – Home Lumber Company,  C & K Auto Parts,  P & K Equipment, York’s Garage, Prairieland Partners,  LuLu’s Café,  LX Ranch – Carson & Nina Ward,  Sumner County Fair Association…The Pedal Tractor Pull was held Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. Aug 3, along the 200 block of South Chisholm following the Sand Pile Dig.  A group of parents, friends and family members gathered to watch and encourage 47 eager participants compete in nine age groups from 4 and Under to 12 years.  The top three finishers in each age group qualified to go on to compete at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson at the State Pedal Tractor Pull held in September.First, second, and third place trophies were presented in each age group with every participant receiving a coupon for a soft drink compliments of LuLu’s Café and a yellow ribbon from the Van DeCreek Pedal Tractor Pull of Abilene, Kansas.2014 pedal Tractor Pull Results:AGE 4 and Under ( 7 Entries) Tanner Clark Cooper Stanfield Camden WhiteOthers:  Paysley Lockhart,  Michael Gerstenkorn,  Gabe Oakley,  Denton WestAGE 5  (3 Entries)  Mak Fair,  Zak Eaton,  Keelen EatonAGE 6  (5 Entries) Tim Stevenson Ava Stanfield Anson CreedOthers:  Addi Skaggs,  Ashton MayAGE 7  (4 Entries) Cole VanZant Kooper Kelso Ashton MasonOthers:  Jaz NelsonAGE 8  (8 Entries) Shelby Popplewell Beckett May Jackson RisleyOthers:  Kasen Clark,  Hanna Lee,  Lexie Reilly, Phinnian BrideAGE 9  (7 Entries) Ben McRorie John Allen Furrh Christopher ClarkOthers:  Adrianna Creed,  Kelley Lowe,  Conner Dick,  Dylan DickAGE 10  (8 Entries) Carley Weir Jessie FurrhKaylee LambOthers:  Sam Eaton,  Brody Perkins,  Colby Barton,  Kaleb Oakley,  Lance BlubaughAGE 11  (4 Entries) Matthew Pryce Jody Furrh Phoebe RoopOthers:  Priscilla FoxAGE 12  (1 Entry) Trey CallowayFollow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more