Highway chief steering in a new direction


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

 

Photos:


Joe Copeland has been busy wrapping up projects in his last couple of months as Hancock County highway superintendent and engineer. He is retiring after 27 years on the job. (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)


GREENFIELD — Joe Copeland has reached the end of the road – at least with his work in Hancock County government.

Copeland is retiring after a 27-year career as county highway superintendent and engineer, and local officials say with his wealth of knowledge in road repairs, snow removal and funding for major construction projects, he’ll be missed.

Copeland, 57, announced his retirement late last year and has spent the past two months wrapping up projects and giving tips to Gary Pool, the new county highway engineer. Though the job is often thankless – from dealing with public complaints to complicated funding formulas – Copeland says he’s enjoyed his time with the county.

“I like problems because I like solving them,” Copeland said. “I enjoy that every day it’s different around here. Something is new you didn’t expect; you’ve got to take two steps back and come up with a solution.”

This story appears in the print edition of Daily Reporter. Subscribers can read the entire story online by signing in here or in our e-Edition by clicking here.

All comments are moderated before posting.
View our commenting guidelines and FAQ's here.

All content copyright ©2014 Daily Reporter, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Click here to read our privacy policy.
Daily Reporter • 22 W. New Road • Greenfield, IN 46140 • (317) 462-5528