If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] EDITOR’S FOOTNOTE: Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City County Observer or our advertisersFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail We hope that todays “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 it looks like the discussion if we should expand the Vanderburgh County jail is over? …that any day now the State of Indiana will be mandating our local elected officials to start talking about and planning what kind of addition should we build to the current jail? …that Vanderburgh County now have the funds to build the addition to the jail because of the increases in the Wheel Tax and the County Income Option Tax beginning in 2018? …we hope that the committee in charge of designing the new Vanderburgh County jail expansion will build it to accommodate our needs for at least the next 25 years? …its time to serve the wine?IS IT TRUE we have been informed that on November 27th the Vanderburgh County Board of Commissioners will call a special meeting to discuss the possible expansion of the County jail? …we expect the Sheriff Wedding, attorneys for the County Council and County Commissioners to attend along with the Vanderburgh County Building Authority Director Dave Rector to discuss ways to expand the jail within the soon to be announced budget guidelines? …we repeat that its time to serve the wine? …this is really a developing story?IS IT TRUE that yesterday the Indiana State Board of Accounts auditors held an exit conference with the Evansville city officials? …the audit review for the City of Evansville covered the 2016 budget year? …we hear that some of the findings by the auditors are very interesting? …this is a developing story?IS IT TRUE that we continue to be impressed by Jon Webb over at the Evansville Courier and Press?…while Webb has never made it a secret that he is not an adoring fan of President Donald Trump, his article communicating his doubts that President Trump colluded with any Russians was grounded in the reality of being a good judge of personality?…Webb asserted that President Trump most likely did not collude with the Russians because he first would not have had the attention span to pull something this large and drawn out off without telling someone?…he also asserted that if President Trump would have been clever enough to have essentially gamed the system and stolen the election that he would not have the discipline not to boast about his clever gamesmanship?…we find Mr. Webb’s opinion to be highly probable?…quite frankly we find Webb’s opinion to be more probable that the dream of many Democrats that President Trump was indeed smart enough and disciplined enough to pull off a heist of the White House without bragging about it?…it takes a special kind of person to see things like this and collect the dots when he doesn’t seem to like President Trump a bit, so kudos to Jon Webb for using his reporters skills to reach a highly probable conclusion?IS IT TRUE that Webb also opined some other truths and one of them is that even if all of the collusion theories were true and President Trump boasted openly during the campaign that he would have still defeated Hillary Clinton?…most polls today conclude the same thing and that if the election were held today, even with President Trump having an approval rating in the mid 30% range, he would still defeat Hillary Clinton today?IS IT TRUE we have been told by credible sources that the Steve Hammer for County Commissioner campaign committee has $16,400 pledged towards his campaign so far? …this is an impressive figure since he hasn’t held one official campaign fundraising event?IS IT TRUE that Wally Paynter the President of the TriState Alliance is doing an outstanding job in promoting equal rights?IS IT TRUE a member of our staff recently ate at the Dapper Pig restaurant located at Haynie’s Corner? … he was very pleased with the food and service he received? …he said that the Dapper Pig offered a farm-to-table menu with an artisanal flair? …he was also very impressed with the on site bakery?IS IT TRUE some folks living in the 4th Ward are worry that the practice of gentrification may be happening the near downtown area?Todays READERS POLL question is: Do you feel its time to address the expansion of the Vanderburgh County jail? Please take time and read our other articles entitled “StatehouseFiles, LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections. You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.