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You might have heard this, but those legislative giants in the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill recently to guarantee back pay for all federal employees furloughed in the continuing government shutdown. As of press time, the Senate had yet to undertake voting on the same measure. How benevolent it was of the Republican-controlled House to approve what amounts to more paid vacation time for federal workers. Yes, the House members of the Grand Old Party really have their priorities straight. But we can’t and shouldn’t blame these workers; we’re certain they’re just as convulsed in laughter as we are over how pitifully injudicious their bosses are. Or, maybe not. When you consider the body of evidence inside the Beltway, perhaps being paid to not work is just business as usual. If that’s the prevailing model, there certainly is ample substantiation of achievement on that front.

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We’re pumped about the coming of Grand Park, which will mean more to the city than any of us can possibly measure now. On a recent tour of the facility, which still is under construction but is scheduled to open in the spring, we were in awe of its size and offerings. Everything is first class, well thought out and designed for not just the eventual competitors, but spectators, too. It has to be the finest project of its type in the nation and should prove to be the eventual standard against which others will be judged. Don’t take our word for it, though. See for yourself from 1 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 19, when the free Progress Preview Event is held. There will be free refreshments and giveaways (while supplies last), and visitors will be encouraged to walk to multiple areas of the park to see the construction progress. Parking will be available in the main lot accessible from 191st Street west of Tomlinson

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You might have heard this, but those legislative giants in the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill recently to guarantee back pay for all federal employees furloughed in the continuing government shutdown. As of press time, the Senate had yet to undertake voting on the same measure. How benevolent it was of the Republican-controlled House to approve what amounts to more paid vacation time for federal workers. Yes, the House members of the Grand Old Party really have their priorities straight. But we can’t and shouldn’t blame these workers; we’re certain they’re just as convulsed in laughter as we are over how pitifully injudicious their bosses are. Or, maybe not. When you consider the body of evidence inside the Beltway, perhaps being paid to not work is just business as usual. If that’s the prevailing model, there certainly is ample substantiation of achievement on that front.

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Overheard: “Government is taking liberties with our liberties.” What was omitted: “… What’s left of them.” The framers of the Constitution continue to auger just a bit deeper with each strike against what many believed – and some still believe – to be a sacred document.

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Congratulations to Hamilton Southeastern High School alum and Fishers native, Nekoda Witsken, who has been chosen to paint a mural in the pocket park at 116th and Jaycee streets in downtown. It is scheduled to be unveiled early next month. After reviewing 17 art proposals, the Fishers Art Selections Committee made its choice. Witsken’s mural is to feature the history of Fishers, and its commitment to family values and innovation, according to the town. We’re major proponents of public art, and this project will further the movement in our town. This sort of effort lends itself to improving the visual appeal of downtown, and we hope it’s the springboard for other such “homegrown” creations.

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You might have heard this, but those legislative giants in the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill recently to guarantee back pay for all federal employees furloughed in the continuing government shutdown. As of press time, the Senate had yet to undertake voting on the same measure. How benevolent it was of the Republican-controlled House to approve what amounts to more paid vacation time for federal workers. Yes, the House members of the Grand Old Party really have their priorities straight. But we can’t and shouldn’t blame these workers; we’re certain they’re just as convulsed in laughter as we are over how pitifully injudicious their bosses are. Or, maybe not. When you consider the body of evidence inside the Beltway, perhaps being paid to not work is just business as usual. If that’s the prevailing model, there certainly is ample substantiation of achievement on that front.

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The City of Noblesville has announced that Deputy Mayor Michael Hendricks is the recipient of the 2013 Ivan H. Brinegar Municipal Management Award.  Hendricks was presented with the honor recently at the 2013 Indiana Association of Cities and Towns Annual Conference & Exhibition in Indianapolis.  This prestigious award is presented to an appointed municipal official with a minimum of 10 years of city or town service that displays strong leadership, contributes to the community and serves as a role model to citizens and municipal officials. According to the city, Hendricks was the director of the Noblesville Wastewater Utility prior to being appointed deputy mayor. He is nearing his 20th year with the city. Said Mayor John Ditslear: “I cannot think of anyone more deserving of the Ivan H. Brinegar Award than Mike.” We offer our congratulations. Being recognized by ones peers is a noteworthy achievement.

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You might have heard this, but those legislative giants in the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill recently to guarantee back pay for all federal employees furloughed in the continuing government shutdown. As of press time, the Senate had yet to undertake voting on the same measure. How benevolent it was of the Republican-controlled House to approve what amounts to more paid vacation time for federal workers. Yes, the House members of the Grand Old Party really have their priorities straight. But we can’t and shouldn’t blame these workers; we’re certain they’re just as convulsed in laughter as we are over how pitifully injudicious their bosses are. Or, maybe not. When you consider the body of evidence inside the Beltway, perhaps being paid to not work is just business as usual. If that’s the prevailing model, there certainly is ample substantiation of achievement on that front.

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At the recent Carmel City Council meeting, there was considerable discussion about allowing horseback riding on the Monon Greenway. Hearing the argument for such an activity made us shudder in our Nikes. Seriously? (That was our first thought.) Horses in the midst of walkers, runners, dogs, babies in strollers, bicyclists? (That was our second thought.) And are riders of these horses going to keep “sanitary engineer” supplies with them? OK, enough from us. We really want to know what you think about it all. While the council is studying the possibility, we invite you to weigh in at info@youarecurrent.com. Share your take, please.

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Overheard: “Government is taking liberties with our liberties.” What was omitted: “… What’s left of them.” The framers of the Constitution continue to auger just a bit deeper with each strike against what many believed – and some still believe – to be a sacred document.

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Who’s telling the jokes in D.C.?

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You might have heard this, but those legislative giants in the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill recently to guarantee back pay for all federal employees furloughed in the continuing government shutdown. As of press time, the Senate had yet to undertake voting on the same measure. How benevolent it was of the Republican-controlled House to approve what amounts to more paid vacation time for federal workers. Yes, the House members of the Grand Old Party really have their priorities straight. But we can’t and shouldn’t blame these workers; we’re certain they’re just as convulsed in laughter as we are over how pitifully injudicious their bosses are. Or, maybe not. When you consider the body of evidence inside the Beltway, perhaps being paid to not work is just business as usual. If that’s the prevailing model, there certainly is ample substantiation of achievement on that front.

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Public safety in Zionsville got a boost recently with the appointment and swearing-in of three full-time firefighters. Dennis Eckert, Evan Maher and Sean Mitchell recited the firefighter oath and received their badges. Additionally, firefighters Jason Potts, David Kail and Todd Scales were promoted to the rank of merit captain. According to the town, they, too, said the firefighter oath to affirm their new roles as leaders within the department and received their new badges. These six gentlemen and their counterparts are to be congratulated and valued for all they do to keep the community safe.

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We were provided inaccurate information on the date for the public hearing for the Zionsville town budget. The public hearing actually has taken place. On Oct. 28, the Zionsville Town Council will vote on adoption of the budget. If you were able, we hope you participated in the hearing.

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