FOOTNOTE: Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers. IS IT TRUE when the people fear the Government we have Tyranny! When the Government fears the people we have Liberty IS IT TRUE that both parties would like to have a female Publisher to be in charge of the proposed Sunday newspaper?IS IT TRUE both sides concur that the City-County Observer Advisory Board and Board Of Directors positions should be held by local people? …we also agree that the make-up of these boards should represent the diverse makeup of our community? …both sides also feel that no elected political officials shall serve on either of the above boards?IS IT TRUE if the negotiations continue to go well we hope that in the near future the citizens of Evansville/Vanderburgh County will be able to pick up either a $1 dollar or a complimentary in print “Home Grown Non-Partisan Community Sunday Newspaper” at a convenient location near you?IS IT TRUE we want to stress that the dialog between the owners of the CCO and potential investors are in the beginning stages? …both parties are approaching this potential business opportunity with cautious optimism? …as things develop we shall keep you informed?IS IT TRUE we are hearing conflicting statements concerning the dates for the 2020 live racing season at ELLIS PARK? …we are hearing rumors that Ellis Park will not be having live races during Labor Day weekend? …if this information is correct it will be the first time since 1922 that Ellis Park would not have live racing during the Labor Day weekend?IS IT TRUE it been alleged that Ellis Park has 28 live racing dates each year? …it’s been rumored that Ellis Park has sold several live racing dates to several owners of other thoroughbred race tracks located in Kentucky for big bucks? … it’s been alleged that Ellis Park has sold five (5) live racing dates to Kentucky Downs,? …its also been alleged that Churchhill Down purchased five (5) live racing dates from Ellis Park? …it has been alleged that Keeneland purchased three (3) live racing dates from Ellis Park? …if these rumors are correct that would mean that Ellis Park would only have 15 live racing days during their 2020 racing meet? …we look forward to an aggressive mainstream media Sports reporter to verify if any of the above rumors are accurate or not?IS IT TRUE our “READERS POLLS” are non-scientific but trendy?Today’s “Readers Poll” question is: Would you pay $1 dollars for a printed “Home Owned and Home Grown” Sunday newspaper?IS IT TRUE that our most recent “Readers Poll” ask the question “If the election for the Vanderburgh County Commissioner (District Three) race was held today who would you vote for? …the results of this non-scientific but trendy poll was as follows: IS IT TRUE last year we reported that we entertained a lucrative proposal from a group of successful business people from out of town that promised to take the City-County Observer to the next level? ….we also stated that after much prayerful thought, analyzation, and quietly consulting with several local community movers and shakers we decided to stay with our roots and remain a “Homegrown and Home Owned” on-line publication? FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail IS IT TRUE we realize that a community can have no greater ambassador of goodwill than one which keeps its citizens informed about the accomplishments, failures, and triumphs of individuals, the business community, churches, hospitals, community groups, educational institutions, athletic groups and elected and appointed officials? Please take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE FILES, LAW ENFORCEMENT, “READERS POLL”, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS”, EDUCATION, OBITUARIES 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] 351 total votes were casts? ..incumbent County Commissioner Commissioner, Cheryl Musgrave (R) received a whopping 169 votes (48%)? … Randall Chapman (R) received 85 votes (24%)? …54 (15%) people voted that they had non-idea? …that 43 (12%) people voted that they are not voting for either one? IS IT TRUE the potential investors would like for the cost of a proposed printed Sunday newspaper to be $1 dollar but we would like for this publication to be complimentary? IS IT TRUE we started publishing the City-County Observer about 17 years ago? …we printed the CCO for a couple of years and later on, we started publishing the CCO online for the remaining years? …that both of the printed and online publications of the City-County Observer were complimentary and profitable?IS IT TRUE over the years the CCO has become the place to go to learn things that are going on in our community that other news media are reluctant to cover? IS IT TRUE since that time we have received several inquiries concerning the future staus of the City-County Observer? …some of the more curious ask us if we are planning to stop publishing the CCO?IS IT TRUE we have recently been approached by a couple of local business people asking us to consider publishing a printed Sunday paper? …so far the dialog between both parties has been productive?IS IT TRUE we discussed if the majority of advertising sold in the proposed Sunday newspaper should come from locally owned businesses? …both parties agreed that Legal Notices and Obituaries published in this proposed Sunday newspaper should be sold at an extremely affordable price? …both parties feel that the proposed Sunday publication shouldn’t be subscription-based but should be distributed in convenient locations throughout Evansville and Vanderburgh County? 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With 2020 fast approaching, we cast our eye over some of the bakery stories that have hit the headlines over the past 12 months.JulyPrivate equity firm Causeway Capital closed a further 14 Patisserie Valerie sites. Causeway had bought café chain Patisserie Valerie after it entered administration in January.Warburtons announced plans to close its Newburn bread bakery in Newcastle. The company said it needed to make changes to its business as consumers continued to switch from bread to other wrapped baked goods, such as bagels, flatbread and crumpets. The Bolton business also reported it had made a £13.5m loss as a result of restructuring costs and falling bread sales.Adelie Foods lost £55m despite a 10% rise in turnover. The food producer reported a 10% year-on-year increase in overall turnover to £248.5m and an 11% rise in sales of the business’ Urban Eat brand.Addo Food Group revealed plans to close its Spalding bakery in Lincolnshire next year. It said the closure was needed to keep Addo profitable and would affect 405 employees. Production would transfer to Addo’s Poole and Palethorpes bakeries, it added. AugustA major fire broke out at the Village Bakery factory in Wrexham. The baked goods producer revealed that its staff were safe and well. At least eight fire-fighting vehicles from North Wales Fire & Rescue Service attended the blaze at the factory.Allied Bakeries axed all bakery production at its Cardiff site. It said this would continue to be used as a distribution centre, but almost 180 staff would be made redundant.Renshaw appointed food industry veteran Steve Moon as chief executive. Moon replaced Simon Mortimer, who left the Real Good Foods-owned business in June and has taken on responsibility for the cake decorations supplier and its Rainbow Dust colours brand.Genesis Crafty launched a recruitment drive for 35 staff and invested £750,000 in the business after winning new contracts for all-year-round and Christmas products.SSP said it might open further Paul Hollywood Knead outlets in partnership with Paul Hollywood despite the closure of its debut site. The first store opened at Euston station in 2017, but closed this year after worked started on the High Speed 2 (HS2) development at Euston. SeptemberThe winners of the 2019 Baking Industry Awards were revealed in front of hundreds of guests at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London. Winners included Aidan Monks, who was named Baker of the Year, and Paul Heygate, who was awarded Outstanding Contribution to the Baking Industry.The Apprentice winner Alana Spencer bought Lord Sugar out of her cake business, Ridiculously Rich by Alana. Spencer said working with Lord Sugar had been an “incredible experience” and that she had learnt a lot in a short space of time.Caffè Nero launched a new menu named Deli Kitchen, featuring vegan and vegetarian options. The menu included sweet and savoury items and was unveiled in response to growing demand for more inspiring and relevant food options that could be enjoyed throughout the day, said the firm.Coughlans Bakery announced it was seeking investment to help drive the development of the business. Sean Coughlan, who currently runs the family-owned firm, said he believed it was the right time to seek investment, so the business could grow, while developing more plant-based products. Also see:Review of the Year 2019: January to MarchReview of the Year 2019: April to JuneReview of the Year 2019: October to December