IS IT TRUE MAY 27, 2016

first_imgIS IT TRUE we are hearing that downtown St. Mary’s Parish is seeing an exodus of parishioners to other churches in the Diocese?  …that this appears to be in reaction to the most recent changes in clergy at the ST. Mary’s parish?   …we wonder if any of our readers can provide us with additional information concerning this issue?IS IT TRUE that the extremely politically moderate Mayor Winnecke and his top lieutenant Wayne Parke have suffered a second crushing defeat in a month at the hands of the conservative wing of the local Republican party?  …that the first was the resounding loss of their chosen candidate for County Commissioner, Alex Schmitt, to the very capable Cheryl Musgrave? …the second defeat came last night at the party’s caucus, at the hands of their own precinct committeemen, when the conservative wing of the party chose well-known, and well liked small businessman Sean Selby over the past treasurer of the Vanderburgh County Libertarian party, Robb Myers to oppose Ben Shoulders for County Commissioner?  …we are totally surprised that this election was not even close with Selby defeating the Winnecke/McClintock/Parke backed Myers by a 57% to 43% margin?IS IT TRUE that the taxpayers of Vanderburgh County are now paying surrounding counties to house our jail inmates, because we followed the penny-wise and pound foolish judgment of past County Commissioner  when building our County Jail/Corrections Center?  …we hear that our current, very hands-on Sheriff Dave Wedding may be seeking to alleviate the seriously over-crowded jail by seeking funding to build an addition to the current facility?  … we should keep partisan politics out of the discussion of how to solve the current over crowding problem of housing inmates in the future?IS IT TRUE we were told that GOP Chairman Wayne Parke announced at last nights political caucus that he will support Sean Selby this fall?   …we wonder if he will also support Cheryl Musgrave?   …considering the poor record the Winnecke/Parke dream team has in supporting political candidates should be great news for Mrs. Musgrave?IS IT TRUE that the local mainstream media is putting an overly positive spin on the legal settlement reached between the City and Mrs. Louise Milan?  …we are hearing that the spin doctors of the Winnecke  administration are telling people that the legal settlement costs was $100,000?  …we find this figure is not believable, because the legal appeal to SCOTUS alone likely cost that much?  …in addition to three years of legal wrangling, we won’t be surprised that the total legal costs for this law suit will go well over $1 million dollars?FOOTNOTES: Our next “IS IT TRUE” will be posted on this coming Monday?Todays “READERS POLL” question is:  Do you feel that Winnecke/Parke support of Robert Myers helped Sean Selby to win the Republican primary battle for County Commissioner?Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more