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April 20, 2014

You Said It: About financial woes, cold weather, and mother reunited with baby

Each Monday, The Herald Bulletin publishes “You Said It,” a compilation of reader comments from www.theheraldbulletin.com coupled with responses by the newspaper’s editorial board.

Court records indicate that Edgewood Police Officer James D. Foutch had a history of financial woes. (Article published April 14)

• "Knowing someone is that far in debt, how is it OK to leave them around and in charge of evidence, i.e.: drugs, money, weapons, etc., as a policeman? Makes you kind of wonder where the drugs came from and/or the money to purchase them. Not to mention how many others within the Edgewood and other local police departments might have the same or similar known problems!"

THB: A point to ponder.

Expected blast of winter weather was cold last week, but short-lived. (April 15)

• "Indiana ... where we get to fully enjoy all four seasons ... each month!"

THB: Or in one day!

The baby born after a deadly accident has been released to family. (April 15)

• " This is a miracle, a true miracle, just sends chills all over my body, thank you God! May God bless these two for the rest of their lives."

• "Praising God to see that beautiful little girl in the arms of her precious mother. Love and blessings to you."

THB: Out of this tragedy comes hope and a new life.

Local partnerships help feed schoolchildren during weekends. (April 15)

• "I am all for feeding the hungry, but it makes me ask what happens to the food stamp money allotted to each eligible family to feed their children? I would think it is important enough that if a child complains of being hungry, it should warrant an investigation of that family to find out why. With all the welfare assistance programs in place, there is no excuse for any child going hungry."

THB: Agreed, in this great country no child should ever be hungry and complaints should warrant an investigation into what's going on at home. Taxpayers are paying for these programs and someone should be accountable.

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