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? 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] LinkEmail IS IT TRUE that it looks like the deal between Deaconess Hospital-Evansville and Henderson Community Methodist Hospital/Union County Hospital is about ready to be consummated? …we give the officials at Deaconess Hospital-Evansville credit for making one heck of a savvy business deal between the two area hospitals? … we are told that the quality of healthcare in the Henderson area should dramatically improve after the merger of services during the next several months? …that the CCO recently questioned the terms and conditions of the business transactions between both hospitals? … it’s now obvious that Henderson Community Methodist Hospital has to do something quickly in order to keep the doors opened and pay their current bills? …we wish both hospitals the best in the future and hope that the citizens of Henderson, Kentucky area will continue receiving up-to-date and affordable healthcare?IS IT TRUE we’ve been told that the e-mail that local Realtor Stacy Stevens GRI, CRS, SRES sent to City Council members concerning the proposed noise ordinance really insulted members of Council? …we wouldn’t be surprised that an attempt to make sure that Ms. Stevens won’t be re-appointed to Area Plan Commission could be in the making?IS IT TRUE it looks like the former Evansville Mayor and current Ivy Tech Chancellor Jonathon Wienzapfel meddling in state and local politics may be over with? …it was recently publicized that Mr. Wienzapfel was helping to host a political fundraising event for a local and statewide candidate? …we were told that Chancellor Wienzapfel current employer told him to withdraw from being a sponsor of the two political fundraising events? …we are told that Chancellor Wienzapfel is now spending his time educating students at Ivy Tech and not being a “political kingmaker”?IS IT TRUE on the corner of the Lloyd Expressway and Fielding Road plans to build an IGA Convenience Store and Gas station has hit a snag? … that the Area Plan Commission voted against this questionable project and members the Evansville City Council and upstaged them by voting to approve this controversial project across from Harrison High School? …even afterward the residents voiced serious concerns about this project City Council still approved it anyway?IS IT TRUE like a thief in the night the original plans for the IGA Convenience Store and Gas station were changed without giving proper notice to the adjoining property owners or City Council members? …it looks like the project developer may have discreetly changed the route of the access road of Fielding Manor Court, without any discussion with the adjoining property owners?IS IT TRUE that this project has gone through many phases? … step #1 was to rezone the property to meet the County’s zoning regulations? …step #2 was that the Area Plan Commission voted 7-3 against the rezoning, with two abstentions?IS IT TRUE that step #3 the rezoning request was forwarded to City Council for a final vote and passed by a 6-3 vote in favor of the rezoning? …the 6-3 vote made by City Council ensures that this decision can’t be vetoed by the Mayor?IS IT TRUE that step #4 allowed the City Engineer’s office to begin the lengthy oversite with local, county and state departments in reviewing and approving reasonable options for access along Fielding Road and developing the best possible solution for safety and mobility?IS IT TRUE that it’s obvious that either a staff member of Area Plan or State officials errored in allowing the project developer to amend the site plans without contacting City Council or adjoining property owners?IS IT TRUE we would like to thank State Representative Wendy McNamara for providing information to the City-County Observer concerning the current happenings at the State House?IS IT TRUE we wonder if anybody has heard from the Democrat who is running for the United States House of Representatives seat against Congressman Larry Bucshon?IS IT TRUE last Friday was officially the last day for former CVB Executive Director, Bob Warren? … Mr. Warrens staff had a going away lunch for him and he left town right afterward? ….that former CVB Executive Director Warren did some good things to improve tourism during his last 6 years in Evansville? …we are told that Mr. Warren may also be remembered as the man who used taxpayers dollars to buy a “ROASTED PIG” for the CVB Christmas party? …we wish him well during his retirement?Todays “Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel that changing the route of the access road to Fielding Manor Court, without any discussion with the adjoining property owners was inappropriate? IS IT TRUE we are told that the Vanderburgh County Commission candidate Jeff Hatfield has raised a whopping $90,000 plus during the first month of his campaign? …were also told that we shouldn’t be surprised to hear that Mr. Hatfield’s campaign war chest will go over the $100,000 mark by the end of this month?