A guest column about the Zionsville Community Schools referendum in last week’s edition raised a few eyebrows around town. Some folks took exception to the word “lie” in association with Supt. Scott Robison and his handling of the district. Hindsight being the perfect tool it is, we believe it slipped through the cracks in editing. Our guest columnists and letter-writers are free to express opinions, and we do not legislate one word of any of it. We should, however, have caught that offending word. As a side note, and we have pointed this out before, we have nothing but the highest regard for Robison, a man whose job we wouldn’t trade for in a million years. We believe he is unfailingly frank about the state of fiscal affairs in the district, and we further believe he is working his tail off to make the bottom lines come together the best way he knows how. This is not to say others aren’t entitled to divergent opinions, because they most certainly are, and this newspaper’s “doors” are open to all. Still and all, we should have had a sharper editing eye.
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Your May 8 edition of Current in Zionsville actually will be delivered this Saturday in an effort to offer you additional time to read up on the primary election, which is May 8. We will provide comprehensive information on candidates, polling places and the like in hopes of inspiring a hefty turnout at the polls, open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Election Day. As we’ve reminded you before, your vote really does count – and if you don’t vote, you don’t have a right to complain about the outcome of any particular race or races, in our opinion. We view voting not only as a right, but also as a responsibility.