first_imgLatest Stories Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Patrick Rodgers, SGA vice president of campus activities, said the donated funds were raised through the SGA’s Tailgate for Troops, a Troy University Homecoming event.At Tailgate for Troops, student organizations prepared food items and wristbands could be purchased to sample the food. The funds raised were designed for troop support.”“We read that the American Legion was packing baskets to help homeless veterans when homes were found for them,” Rodgers said. “We thought that would be a worthy use of the money that was raised through Tailgate for Troops. We are glad to have this opportunity to support and serve our veterans.”Hale said Post 70 and Unit 70 are continuing to collect items for the basket for homeless veterans. SGA donates to homeless vets Book Nook to reopen Published 3:00 am Saturday, May 7, 2016 “The SGA recognized the need and responded in such a wonderful way,” Hale said. “This donation will go a long way in purchasing items needed to help homeless veterans. When the hospital finds them a place to live, whether it’s an apartment or a house, they have little except the baskets that have been packed for them.”Hale said it is encouraging to know that young people are willing to reach out to homeless veterans.“There are many more homeless veterans than you would imagine,” she said. “They served us and we need to do what we can to help them. We thank the Troy University SGA for this generous donation.” By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “Once homes are found for these veterans, and there may be as few as one or as many as 10 a month, the Tuskegee Veterans Hospital has the responsibility of providing bedding, towels, cooking utensils, cleaning supplies and other items needed for housekeeping,” Hale said. “The baskets are a way help those who are helping our veterans.”Those who would like to donate items or funds to the efforts of American Legion Post 70 and Unit 70 to assist homeless veterans are encouraged to call Katie Hale at 334-465-1765 to make arrangement for the collection of the donated items. The items may also be delivered to the America Legion Post home on East Walnut Street in downtown Troy on the second Saturday of the month. Troy University SGA made a donation to American Legion Post 70 and its auxiliary in support of homeless veterans. Pictured from left, Katie Hale, auxiliary president; Patrick Rodgers, SGA, vice president of campus activities, Ashelee LaRamore, Homecoming director, and Bob McLendon Post 70 commander.American Legion Post 70 in Troy and its Auxiliary Unit received a boost from the Troy University Student Government Association in its efforts to assist homeless veterans associated with Tuskegee Veterans Hospital.The SGA presented a check in the amount of $587 to Post members with the funds designated to assist with the packing of baskets for homeless veterans for whom the hospital is dedicated to finding “living quarters.Katie Hale, Post 70 auxiliary president, and Bob McLendon, Post 70 commander, accepted the donation and expressed appreciation for the interest and support of the SGA. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Skip By The Penny Hoarder Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like Troy to host summer camps Troy University will host several camps throughout the summer, offering a variety of educational opportunities for students and adults. Troy… read morelast_img read more

first_imgShould County Taxes Be Increased To Renovate Jail?By Bryan FoxMost citizens, by and large, will oppose any kind of a tax imposed on them. However their are some  exceptions that benefit education, roads, law enforcement safety, etc.  Recently, a bill was quietly introduced in the Indiana State House that would give Vanderburgh County the option of raising the income tax on its residents by 1.25% This bill,  pushed by the County Commissioners, would bypass the Evansville City Council completely and give the County Council the final decision making authority to approve this increase if the bill was ever to become law.CCO attempted to reach out to all three County Commissioners. Of the three Commissioners, Cheryl Musgrave, Bruce Ungethem, and Ben Shoulders, only Shoulders responded to CCO directly.  Shoulders, the only democrat of the three Commissioners says, “Jail overcrowding is a serious issue, and we are working together as Commissioners, and as a community, to explore EVERY option possible in order to uncover the necessary funding.” Shoulders also went onto say he would “ask for the same opportunity given to previous administrations in order to carefully evaluate all options, discuss with my constituents and dive deep into any and all financial resources possible before committing to any type of local tax increase.” What Shoulders is essentially saying is raising the income tax wouldn’t be the first option but it would be an option.The other Commissioners, Musgrave and Ungethem, had a Indy Public Relations firm respond to CCO on their behalf. According to this firm, the County Commissioners are responsible for the upkeep of the county jail and basically reiterated what Commissioner Shoulders said about only having the tax increase as an option. We are puzzled why Ungetheim and Musgrave needed a Public Relations firm from Indy to answer our question about the jail and Mr. Shoulders didn’t.The one huge government entity left out of this equation is the Evansville City Council.  This bill was written by State Senator Veneta Becker and filed with the Indiana State Legislature Ways and Means committee by State Rep Hollie Sullivan.  When members of the Evansville City Council found out that a bill was written and filed without their knowledge they vehemently opposed it.Responding to CCO, 5th Ward Councilmen Justin Elpers says, “Any decisions to raising LIT should be shared between city/county reps not solely by county.” If there was any better argument to support city/county consolidation, which the county voted against in the 2012 election, that would be it. Considering that roughly 70% of county residents live within the city limits, having both city and county reps making tax decisions seems like a good option to CCO.Musgrave’s and Ungetheim’s Indy Public Relations firm did provide CCO with a list of 16 other Indiana counties that also has this option of raising the income tax to support jail funding. Of these 16 counties, with the exception of Elhart and Monroe, all of them are rural counties where the cost of living is cheaper. None of the 16 counties are even close to Vanderburgh County. population wise. Of course the overall crime rate in Vanderburgh County is by far larger then the other rural counties.With public employees Healthcare premiums on the rise, the Evansville sewer and water rates going up, increase in property because of the 2% reduction the Homestead Tax Credit passed by City Council, State of Indiana gas tax increasing this coming year and increases in City/County fees and permits will cause Vanderburgh County taxpayers to bulk at anymore taxes leveled on them.its time that Evansville City Council, County Commission and County Council stop playing political games concerning the possible funding for the renovation plans for the Vanderburgh County jail? …its time for members of all three elected bodies to sit down like reasonable adults and address the overcrowding and understaff issues concerning the jail and to come up with reasonable solutions to how to correct the problems? …if they agree that building an addition to the jail is the answer then they should build the jail for future needs and not for the current needs?FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more