IS IT TRUE that some of our elected officials seemly have forgotten that the first amendment to the U. S. Constitution states “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the rights of the people to peaceably assemble, and to petition the government for redress of grievance”?IS IT TRUE that the pending impeachment of President Donald Trump impeachment is starting to draw local attention? …protesters on both sides of the impeachment of President Donald Trump issue are taking to the streets of Evansville? ..the rights of the people to peaceably assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievance is beginning to take hold in downhome Evansville?IS IT TRUE that many small-town Mayors across the country are suffering from a new political disorder called “Buttigieg Derangement Syndrome (BDS)”?… “Buttigieg Derangement Syndrome” is what causes small town Mayors to look in the mirror and start singing “Hail to the Chief” because this political disorder makes them believe because they have been elected Mayor in places that have no national visibility at all that they can follow Mayor Pete’s path to become President of the United States? IS IT TRUE that today’s “Readers Poll” question is: How do you rate the overall performance of the current Evansville City Council?We are pleased to provide obituaries from area funeral homes at no cost. We are also pleased to announce that we are now providing news from all the area High Schools. Please scroll down the paper and you shall see a listing of them. IS IT TRUE that we are that Democrat Amy Back is going to run for the Vanderburgh County Council At-Large seat? …we are told that Amy has an impressive resume that makes her uniquely qualified to serve on the Vanderburgh County Council? …we are also told if she decides to run for the Vanderburgh County Council seat she will make one heck of a candidate? FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail IS IT TRUE that 1st District County Commissioner Ben Shoulders (D) is running for re-election and will have over $125,000 in the bank by December 31st?…that Commissioner Shoulders will be the first person to win re-election as a District One Commissioner since Rick Borries did 28 years ago? IS IT TRUE we wonder when the City Of Evansville will announce that it time to rebid the lucrative contract for “Street Sweepers”? IS IT TRUE we hope that someone with common business and political sense with come forward and encourage the Indiana Governor to push our lawmakers to approve simulcast horse racing at casinos soon as possible? …if the Indiana power brokers delay this decision the Commonwealth of Kentucky will have the upper hand in generating future gaming dollars because they will have both casino and simulcast gaming? IS IT TRUE that the EVSC’s Superintendent has received a base salary of $160,000, $20,000 in deferred compensation, and $750 per month for a car allowance in 2011, the year he was hired? …in 2017, Dr. Smith’s pay had increased to $241,787, which was $52,000 more than he made seven (7) years prior and over $140,000 more than Evansville’s Mayor and Police Chief made in 2017? …we are also told that the taxpayers of Vanderburgh County would be amazed to learn what he was paid in 2018 and 2019?IS IT TRUE we wonder if local attorney Charles Berger has ever received the information he requested from the EVSC? IS IT TRUE when small-town politicians that preside over an increasing crime rate and a mediocre economy get national attention, every pissant politician who rides in parades hearing “Hail to the Chief” in their own mind catches “Buttigieg Derangement Syndrome”?…that this political disorder may be contagious enough to infect the thinking of current Mayors too?…it may already have done so? If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected]: Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers.We understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated. The use of offensive language, insults against commenters will not be tolerated and will be removed from our site.Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers IS IT TRUE that the 3rd District County Commissioner Cheryl Musgrave (R) is running for re-election and will have over $100,000 in the bank by December 31st? …Commissioner Musgrave, will also make history by becoming the first female to ever be elected three (3) times as a Vanderburgh County Commissioner? IS IT TRUE we are extremely pleased with the way that Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch is representing the people of this State? IS IT TRUE the CCO readers voted in a recent “Readers Poll” that they feel the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Coliseum in downtown Evansville should be turned into a Military Museum by an overwhelming margin? …we are told that this historic military facility is currently known as a “Bingo Parlor”?IS IT TRUE on Monday we posted a comment that we hope that members of the Evansville City Council would defer any decision to increase the proposed monthly “Single -Stream” recycling fee to 25% for City residents at this evening’s Council meeting? …we hope that members of City Council would have taken a little more time to study this issue? …that sound business principles dictate that no one should negotiate under pressure? …we are disappointed they didn’t heed our advice?IS IT TRUE that Monday evening was the final official meeting of the current Evansville City Council? …we are told that local historians may give the outgoing Evansville City Council members mixed reviews concerning how they addressed “Good Public Policy” issues over the last four years? 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 is no greater ambassador of goodwill than a homegrown non-partisan community newspaper? …that local newspapers can serve as a “Community Watchdog” by sounding the alarm when the citizen’s rights are being violated? …we realize that a community can have no greater ambassador of goodwill than one which keeps its citizens informed about their accomplishments, failure, and triumphs? IS IT TRUE we wonder if any of our readers have seen any “Street Sweepers” in action during the last 6 months? …if so, did anyone observe the “Street Sweepers” deposit any water on the roadway while cleaning the streets?
SYDNEY, Australia (CMC) – When West Indies begin their bid for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 title on Saturday, vice-captain Anisa Mohammed says they will be seeking revenge on hosts Australia.Speaking ahead of her side’s opening match against Thailand in Perth, the 31-year-old spinner said the Caribbean women were working hard to one-up the Meg Lanning-led squad in the 10-team tournament.Mohammed – the highest T20I wicket-taker of all-time – helped Windies beat Australia to the title in 2016 at Eden Gardens; but the Caribbean women then lost out to the same opposition at the semi-final stage on home soil in 2018, with a 71-run defeat.“We’ve come to win this World Cup and take it back from Australia,” the Trinidadian said.“It would be nice to spoil the party. They spoiled ours, so it would be nice to return the favour.”A World Cup victory would not only be a team achievement, but a personal one for Mohammed.“The final in 2016 was a really special day. That was probably the biggest highlight of my career – winning a World Cup. It’s something I’d love to do again,” she said.“As a team, we know what it’s like to win and what it’s like to lose. Winning is definitely better, so we want to win this time.”Australia are one of the favourites of the tournament, but Mohammed believes West Indies have what it takes to rain on their parade.“Australia have been doing really well. They recently played in the tri-series and came out on top, but we’ve been working hard ourselves.“Australia are known as the top team in the world. All teams will be gunning to beat them,” she said.West Indies Women and Australia Women met in a bilateral series in September 2019, and the under-strength Caribbean side were beaten 3-nil and by margins of six, nine and nine wickets respectively.Experienced West Indies fast bowler Shakera Selman fanned the flames of the rivalry by revealing it’s only recently the two teams have started to build relationships.“We have some history with Australia,” said Selman. “Since the last series, I’ve noticed a lot of the girls have built some sort of friendship and some sort of camaraderie.”“They’ve beaten us a few times. They were hurting after we beat them in 2016 and they came back to beat us two years later. It would be a big game if we faced them in the semi-finals but we’ve got to take each one as it comes.”Australia Women will open the seventh season of the T20 World Cup 2020 on Friday with a contest against India Women at Sydney Showground.Following their first match against Thailand at the WACA in Perth, Western Australia, West Indies Women will play Pakistan Women on February 26 at Manuka Oval, Canberra; England Women on March 1; and South Africa Women on March 3. The latter two games will be played at Sydney Showground.The tournament will culminate on March 8 with the final match in Melbourne.