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INDY AIRPORT GROWTH ON TRAJECTORY TO MAKE HISTORY IN 2017

INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 9, 2017) – The Indianapolis International Airport (IND) reports it anticipates setting a new record for passenger traffic in 2017, and is just one flight away from hitting the airport’s all-time high in nonstop flights leaving out of Indianapolis. Based on monthly trends in passenger traffic, the Indy airport broke records three times this year, in the months of January, May and June. The airport anticipates it will exceed the 8.5 million passenger traffic record it set in 2016. IAA Executive Director Mario Rodriguez said there are many contributing factors to the record growth. Rodriguez also noted that the Indy airport has announced or launched 11 new flights to date in 2017, including the first transatlantic nonstop flight out of Indy. That flight will be offered through Delta Airlines to Paris beginning May 24, 2018. “That puts us at 38 flights added since 2014, and 48 nonstop destinations available to date – the most number of nonstops since the new terminal opened in 2008,” said Rodriguez. “We are among the top 10 most connected medium hub airports in the U.S.” Rodriguez’s data comes from the most recent MIT Airport Connectivity Quality Index, which places the Indianapolis International Airport fifth in the nation for best connected among airports in its class, and predicts that with recent and future service additions, the Indy airport will maintain or enhance that strong position. Nonstop air travel is crucial to passengers and Indy businesses, with 40 percent more passengers using nonstop flights out of Indianapolis to access final destinations in 2017. “Compared to 11 other peer midsize markets, we have more nonstop destinations and more daily departures on average,” said Rodriguez. Southwest Airlines currently makes up the bulk (34%) of the airport passenger traffic, with American and Delta airlines each making up 22 percent respectively. United Airlines currently makes up 13 percent of the Indy airport’s passenger traffic, and Allegiant (4%), Frontier (3%) and Air Canada, Alaska Airlines and OneJet collectively making up approximately one percent – per 2017 year-to-date numbers. “I’ve said it many times this year, and the data backs it up — the investments our airline partners have made in the Indianapolis market is a testament to the value they see in our city and the state,” said Rodriguez. Last year, the Indianapolis airport operations contributed more than $5.4 billion dollars to the Marion County economy, and supported more than 22,000 jobs. Click here [1] for the mid-year 2017 Airline Activity Report. ### ABOUT THE INDIANAPOLIS AIRPORT AUTHORITY The Indianapolis Airport Authority owns and operates Indiana’s largest airport system. In addition to the Indianapolis International Airport, its facilities include the Downtown Heliport, Eagle Creek Airpark, Hendricks County Airport, Indianapolis Regional Airport and Metropolitan Airport. IND has received numerous prestigious awards recognizing it as a leader within its class, including best airport in North America in …

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Introducing Our New Outdoor Classroom!

Have you visited our Alpha Shelter lately? It’s located adjacent to Williams Park and the Maple Ridge Trail, and now it’s also adjacent to our new Outdoor Classroom! This new park feature encourages users to connect to nature through programs, workshops and other activities. The classroom will help visitors enjoy …

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ACT NOW TO PREVENT SPREAD OF FLU THIS SEASON

HENDRICKS COUNTY, IN – Flu season has just begun, and public health officials at the Hendricks County Health Department are urging residents to get their flu shot to prevent the spread of influenza this season.   “Getting your flu shot early in the flu season, which usually runs between October …

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MAPLE ELEMENTARY NAMED AS A NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL

AVON, IN—(SEPTEMBER 29, 2017) U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today recognized 342 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2017. Maple Elementary is one of seven schools in Indiana to receive this honor. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. “National Blue Ribbon Schools are active demonstrations of preparing every child for a bright future,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to the honorees. “You are visionaries, innovators and leaders. You have much to teach us: some of you personalize student learning, others engage parents and communities in the work and life of your local schools and still others develop strong and forward-thinking leaders from among your teaching staff.” The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools where students achieve very high learning standards or are making notable improvements in closing the achievement gap. This coveted award affirms the hard work of educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content. Now in its 35th year, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed recognition on more than 8,500 schools. On Nov. 6-7, the Secretary and the Department of Education will celebrate with these honorees at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. All schools are honored in one of two performance categories, based on all student scores, subgroup student scores and graduation rates: · Exemplary High Performing Schools are among their state’s highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests. · Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing Schools are among their state’s highest performing schools in closing achievement gaps between a school’s subgroups and all students over the past five years. Up to 420 schools may be nominated each year. The Department invites National Blue Ribbon School nominations from the top education official in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Department of Defense Education Activity and the Bureau of Indian Education. Private schools are nominated by The Council for American Private Education (CAPE). Here is a link to Secretary DeVos’ announcement: https://youtu.be/e_YqQtf1GaY [1] *Attached photo is of Maple Elementary Teachers and Principal

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Brownsburg Taxidermist arrested for Corrupt Business Practices

Hendricks Co – Indiana Conservation Officers have been investigating Brownsburg Taxidermy located in Brownsburg, IN for the past year and a half.    The owner of the business, Kevin McGrotty allegedly collected thousands of dollars from his clients and has guaranteed his clients completed work, but has failed to do the …

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Crossfit Unbreakable Event Helps Cancer Patients

When does a workout help local cancer patients? On Saturday, October 7 when Crossfit Unbreakable in Plainfield hosts its annual fundraising event from 9-11 a.m. at their gym in Plainfield, 2198 Reeves Road, Ste. 2A. Proceeds will enable Hendricks Regional Health to purchase 300 copies of the book, What to …

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Suspicious Vehicle Leads Troopers to Meth and Ginseng

September 18, 20147–Putnam County—This evening at 6:30, an alert Indiana State Police Trooper from the Putnamville Post noticed a blue 1998 Ford Ranger abandoned on the westbound shoulder of Interstate 70 near the 35 mile marker. This was the third time in approximately four weeks the trooper noticed the same …

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