“IS IT TRUE” JULY 26 2018

first_imgWe 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 we have received numerous e-mails stating that the Ford Center has had only one event during the months of June and July?…we also been informed that as of today the Ford Center doesn’t have one event planned for the month of August?  …we wonder how the City is able to pay for the annual bond payment on the Ford Center?IS IT TRUE we give five (5) cheers to the Evansville Water and Sewer Utilities Department for finally filing a lawsuit against the owners of the McCurdy for the $900,000 water and sewer bill owed to them?IS IT TRUE  that it looks like a final legal agreement between Deaconess Hospital-Evansville and Henderson Community Methodist Hospital Hospital has been consummated? …we give the officials at Deaconess Hospital-Evansville credit for seemly making a savvy business agreement 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 between the two area hospitals?  …we wish both hospitals the best in the future and hope that the citizens of Henderson County area will continue receiving up-to-date and affordable healthcare?IS IT TRUE we have attached a couple questions that a few CCO readers sent us?  …the questions are: 1) Have there been any recent employee changes in the HCMH OBGYN department at Henderson Community Methodist Hospital?  2) Has the Henderson Community Methodist Hospital inpatient pediatrics unit been closed?  If so, what hospital are the pediatric patients from Henderson Community Methodist Hospital being transferred to?  3) Are any of the Henderson Community Methodist Hospital ICU and Long-Term Care critical care patients being transferred to other Hospitals in Evansville?  4) Is the Radiation Oncology Center at Henderson Community Methodist Hospital is now closed?  If so, was the “certificate of need”  to operate a Radiation Oncology Center at the Henderson Community Methodist Hospital transferred to Deaconess Hospital-Evansville?  5) Are the majority of the Henderson Community Methodist Hospital Cath patients being transferred to Deaconess Hospital-Evansville? 6) What’s the status of the Gastroenterology Department at Henderson Community Methodist Hospital?  (7) Have some Henderson Community Methodist Hospital family practice doctors entered into ACO with Deaconess-Evansville?  If so, are they referring their patients to specialists such as cardiology, gastroenterology, oncology employed by Deaconess Hospital-Evansville?IS IT TRUE we found the comment posted in the CCO by VFW POST 1114 worth reposting?  …he said; “The LST represents the dedication to our US Veterans who fought and died for their country. I, for one, and proud of the commitment the City is showing our United States Veterans”.  “There are people in here who post who regularly write their support of the enemies of the United States like Putin’s communist Russia, support Putin’s attacks through Trump on NATO, and support the ACLU rights of the Nazi’s who marched at Charlottesville”. “SHAME on you. God bless the United States of America. God bless our US Veterans.”IS IT TRUE we wish that our locally elected officials, business leaders of this region, patriots and Veterans groups would feel similar about the Veterans Memorial Colosseum as they do the LST?  …its time that the citizens of this community demand that the Veterans Memorial Colosseum receive the same media attention and financial support as the LST does? …its time that the community brings back the “Veterans Memorial Colosseum”  to its original grandeur?  …we join VFW POST 1114  CCO poster in saying “God bless the United States of America and God bless our US Veterans”?IS IT TRUE that the Evansville city employees hospitalization fund has been insufficiently funded over several years? …the city’s hospitalization fund, from which city employee medical claims are paid, has had a negative balance of several millions of dollars over the last several years?  …we are now hearing that the city’s hospitalization fund will not be an issue in the proposed 2019 City budget? …all we can say is “very interesting?”IS IT TRUE that the EPA has allowed the City of Evansville to pussyfoot around with the lead contamination issue in the Jacobsville area for over 18 years? …the real tragedy is that lead poisoning can be treated, but any damage caused by contaminated lead cannot be reversed? …we hope that before the City build the new $28 million dollar Aqua Center at Garvin Park they will do an extensive testing of possible lead contamination and toxic cleaning chemicals problems in the Garvin Park?IS IT TRUE that in the past we have been a little critical of At-Large City Councilman Jonathon Weaver?  …we have been watching with interest how Mr. Weaver is handling the position of  Finance Chairmen of City Council?  …we must say we are extremely pleased in the way he is conducting himself in this most important and powerful governmental position?IS IT TRUE that several people are expressing disappointment that 3rd Ward City Councilmen G John Hayden, CPA has been extremely quiet concerning City of Evansville financial issues? …we hope that he becomes more engaged in discussing the city’s financial issues in the future?IS IT TRUE we been told by several reliable sources that the officials of the ECHO HOUSING  are still spending Federal, State, and local grant money despite an ongoing Forensic audit and an alleged criminal investigation by the Feds?Today’s “Readers Poll” question is: Are you pleased with the direction that the State of Indiana is headed?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 at City-County [email protected]@live.com.FOOTNOTE: City-County Observer Comment Policy. 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