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 that the City County Observer would like to congratulate the Evansville Courier and Press for picking up on the IS IT TRUE post that was published earlier this week about the Evansville Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Holiday Gluttony Feast Part 2? …after CVB being outed 7 years ago for spending over $3,000 for a dinner event held at Biaggi’s Ristorante, the CVB may have done it again with purchasing a $1,100 roasted whole pig from Dewig’s Market in Haubstadt? …if Evansville Convention and Visitor’s Bureau CEO would had purchased this roasted pig from local vendors he may have paid a lot less for this dish? …we thought that theme for the Evansville Convention and Visitor’s Bureau was to buy local? … word in the street is that the Evansville Convention and Visitor’s Bureau also had a roasted “The Pig Fest” in 2016? …it has been reported that the total bill for the 2017 “The Pig Feast” exceeded well over $2,000, excluding any alcohol? IS IT TRUE that Bob Warren has headed the CVB for 8 years will announced his retirement around this coming May, 2018? …since Mr. Warren is in charge of bringing new visitors and investors to Evansville, we hope that were no Muslims or Jewish people that didn’t get offended by this event and stayed away because of this big fat roasted pig had its picture plastered all over Facebook? …offering mutton alongside “The Pig” may have suited those (and there are many) who do not eat pork?IS IT TRUE that its been a very long time since someone has channeled Johnny Carson in doing a “Carnak the Magnificent” imitation in making some unrealistic predictions? ….it looks like the prediction what would happen to downtown Evansville if a new convention hotel was built downtown may be some what off?…we wonder if this is the same “Carnak the Magnificent” who predicted an occupancy rate that would exceed the local averages for the downtown Doubletree? …Mole #21 tells the CCO that the occupancy rate the downtown Doubletree Hotel for the first year may be coming in below 40% which is lower than average for the Tri-State motels?…we wonder if this is the same “Carnak The Magnificent” that agreed with the power that be that the Ford Center and the Doubletree Hotel together would successfully bring lots of conventions and of big acts to town and it would pay for the Ford Center bond debt? …the reality is that there has literally hasn’t been a single act that has come to the Ford Center that Roberts Stadium couldn’t have handled?…the real miscalculation statement made by the CVB leadership was if the city would bring a big time NCAA Division II sporting event to Evansville it would fill the Ford Center and area hotels never happening?IS IT TRUE we read that Mr. Warren will announce his retirement in May, 2018 and we wish him well? ..in all fairness Mr. Warren has done a okay job with what he has to work with?…its looks like that all of subsidized fun and games nonsense will not turn Evansville into a major tourist attraction any more than a fancy bike path on North Main Street will turn it into a desirable neighborhood or the Evansville Thunderbolts will make the Ford Center profitable?Todays “Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel when CVB served a roasted pig at their holiday event it attracted new businesses to locate in Evansville? 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 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
By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” The Sumner County Emergency Management has sent out the latest bulletin from the National Weather Service. It reads…“The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a BLIZZARD WARNING that includes Sumner CountyÂ â€¦which is in effect now until 6 a.m. Tuesday.Snowfall will begin this morning and persist through tonightâ€¦with the heaviest snowfall occurringÂ later this morning through this evening.Snow accumulations will range from 7 to 14 inches south of a Hutchinson/Newton/El Dorado line.The heaviest snowfall of 10 to 14 inches is expected near the Anthony/Kingman area.Winds will be northerly at 30 to 35 mph sustainedâ€¦with gusts to 40 mph.The strong north winds combined with moderate to heavy snow will cause blowing snow that will frequentlyÂ reduce visibilities to less than Â½ mile in many areas. Drifts could reach 2 to 3 feet.Travel will be dangerous and is highly discouraged.Â The addition of several more inches of snow on top of nearly a foot of previous snowfall on roofsÂ could be a concern for structures.NWS weather update 2-25-13, 9:30 a.m. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments
After months of complaintsAfter numerous complaints were lodged about the difficulties being faced to traverse hinterland roads, contractors were finally mobilised to begin rehabilitative works.The state of hinterland roadsIn a recent engagement, Natural Resources Minister, Raphael Trotman made this announcement, having identified that the prolonged rainy season amplified challenges to manoeuvre along the dreadful thoroughfares.“We have seen some hinterland roads or forest roads suffering some deterioration. I’m advised…that we have seen a prolonged wet season and more intense rainfall which has proven to be challenging for us,” he said.The Natural Resources Minister had established a partnership with the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) and Public Infrastructure Ministry to share responsibility for the maintenance of hinterland roads. Presently, works have already commenced in a few areas.“Some road works have commenced. Certainly, contractors have been mobilised. GGMC, Ministry of Natural Resources and the Ministry of Public Infrastructure are now sharing responsibility for hinterland roads.”In June, the regional administration of Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) had embarked on rehabilitative works on the Linden-Lethem trail after citing similar issues.Mayor of Lethem, David Adams had informed that the remedial activities had brought significant relief to the road users who have been suffering in the recent months.Road users, particularly minibus operators plying the trail were complaining of the deteriorated condition of the trail which had become almost impassable. Mayor Adams had said that no major works could be done on the trail during the rainy weather. During this season, extra attention needed to be paid to the trail between Mahdia and Mabura, which was in dire need of repair works.The minibus operators had lamented the deteriorating condition of the trail which they are forced to use to transport passengers and goods as a means of earning their daily bread.They described the trail as a “death trap” and bashed the Public Infrastructure Ministry for paying zero interest in conducting long-term repairs to that trail which is the only access to those areas. Those minibus operators were forced to park their buses for a period of time.Further, when they resumed work, they were unable to get into the mining town with their buses and as such, were forced to take passengers up to a point on the trail and then transfer those passengers and goods and other items to All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) and pick-up trucks. These were able to get through the silt and into the mining town.This arrangement persisted for several weeks but resulted in hardships on those passengers and business owners who had to offset the double cost to reach into the mining town. Residents were also facing hardships as businesses were forced to inflate prices to offset the transportation cost and as such, they had to pay higher prices for goods.