Lucky for us our Department of Homeland Security is there to help by ensuring emergency warning signs don't get used for nefarious puposes or the general public interest.
State homeland security officials have warned Vermillion County to stop using electronic emergency message boards to advertise fish fries, spaghetti dinners and other events.[More]
Homeland Security, which bought the 11 signs for $300,000, said the county could risk losing federal money. The county has stopped using the signs for the community announcements, and commissioners plan discuss the matter next week.
I live about 4 miles from the ol' nerve gas (VX) depot (I can see it from my farm) so you can imagine how much safer I feel now that the warning signs are firmly in federal control instead of allowing county commissioners to use their own judgment.
Hoosiers - ya gotta watch 'em every minute...