Sound-Off – November 19

•It is perfectly OK for some construction company to make nine cuts across County Road 600W for some unknown reason, but if I wanted to improve my drainage and needed a cut across the road, it would take an act of Congress to get it done.

•Wouldn’t a four-way stop at county roads 300S and 500W cost less than a roundabout?

•You wouldn’t let your kids act like Donald Trump. Why would you want him to be your president?

•I noticed that a recent article announcing a program at Hancock County Public Library on transgender issues made it very clear the library is not actually sponsoring the program but simply offering the space as it would to any organization willing to agree to the library’s terms. I haven’t noticed this clarification in other announcements of events taking place at the library … I know that some readers still believe that newspapers agree with everything published on the opinion page. Perhaps libraries have a similar problem with events held there.

•Three things that I find ironic: first, the number of people who can’t afford the Affordable Health Care Act; second, how the Indiana General Assembly wants to be more open with information but can’t agree on a way to collect the DNA of suspected criminals; third, how politicians who spend their whole lives in civil service wind up being millionaires.

•I suggest our Hancock County schools concentrate on educating Hancock County students and forget about taking in students from outside the county. Just think of the millions of dollars they could save, and our taxes could be a lot lower.

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Caitlin VanOverberghe is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3237 or