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Local woman’s ghost story featured on television Cousins carry on singing tradition RELIGION D1 LOCAL/STATE A4 WEEKEND WWW.KENTUCKYNEWERA.COM Saturday-Sunday, April 28-29, 2012| $1.50 , 51 cents average home delivery cost 44 pages, 4 sections | Volume 125, Number 118 | Hopkinsville, Ky. Est. 1869 Sexual health issues lack diagnosis County’s high rate of STDs, teen pregnancies alarming BY NICK TABOR NEW ERA STAFF WRITER In ninth-grade health classes at Christian County High School, students draw cards from a deck to help them understand the risks of unprotected sex. A sixth of the cards represent pregnancy , and a smaller minority represent sexually transmitted disease. Leigh Ellen Malone, one of the school’s health and physical education teachers, can sometimes see the lessons taking hold when she watches the students’ reactions. It’s part of a curriculum that also involves role-playing, to help students imagine the conse- quences of teen pregnancy and , lessons about prevention, treatment and symptoms of STDs. Outside the classroom, students and adults can pick up condoms for free in the bathrooms at the Christian County Health Department. Anyone can get other methods of contraception there as well, even if they can’t pay a dime. The health department offers teaching sessions to local groups that request them. Nevertheless, in 2009, the most recent year for which public data is available, Christian County reported more than five times as many sexually transmitted infections as the national benchmark. Kentucky’s average was about SEE SEXUAL, PAGE A7 INSIDE: Exposure chart: Number of sexual partners and number of people exposed News A7 FARMERS FROM NEAR AND FAR NEW ERA FILE PHOTO Christian County High School softball and former wrestling coach Jim Perrin will be inducted into the Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame tonight in Lexington. Coach Perrin doesn’t know how to quit BY JOE WILSON NEW ERA SPORTS EDITOR TOM KANE | KENTUCKY NEW ERA Two Amish men discuss farm equipment Friday while a third takes in the sights during an auction at 1010 Skyline Drive. Tractors, combines, more sold at auction BY TOM KANE NEW ERA PHOTOJOURNALIST TOM KANE | KENTUCKY NEW ERA John Mayer, of Wilmington, Ohio, checks out the underside of a combine Friday during an auction at Roeder Implement’s property on Skyline Drive. INDEX kentuckynewera or follow us on Twitter: OBITUARIES LOTTERY, SCHOOL LUNCH OUT ‘N’ ABOUT LOCAL/STATE, COURT NEWS OPINION OPINION PLUS WEATHER PENNYRILE OUTDOORS SPOTLIGHT, TV INQUIRING REPORTER EXTENSION NOTES A2 A3 A3 A4 A10 A11 A12 B7 B9 C1 C2 ASK AMY C2 ONGOING MEETINGS C2 GARDEN CORNER C3 COMICS C4 MILESTONES C6, C7 RELIGION ROUNDUP D1 MY ANSWER D2 CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL D3 CLASSIFIEDS D5 PUBLIC NOTICES D7, D9 HOROSCOPES D9 Anderson Auctions of Hopkinsville and Roeder Implement Co. had one of its four annual auctions of farm equipment Thursday on the Roeder property at 1010 Skyline Drive. Equipment large and small went on the block as auctioneer Cal Kaufman of Lacon, Ill., led the auction. Farmers and dealers from near and far followed the pickup truck carrying the auctioneer and his staff around the spacious property . Tractors, combines and all manner of farm equipment were sold. John Mayer, of Wilmington, Ohio, said that there is no finer equipment company than Roeder Implements. The next auction will be in July . REACH TOM KANE at 270-887-3238 or Jim Perrin, one of the most successful high school coaches in the state of Kentucky, will be among the inductees in the 25th class of the Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame tonight in Lexington. The determination and fierce competitiveness that resulted in numerous state softball and wrestling championships for Perrin are now the driving force in the fight for his life. SEE PERRIN, PAGE A6 MORE COVERAGE: Former players, peers celebrate Perrin’s honor Sports B1 2012 ROTARY CLUB AUCTION Friday’s totals were not available by press time. Check our website,, for updates. INSIDE: Event winds down, offers big-ticket items News A6 Don’t miss the last night-TONIGHT! HOPKINSVILLE ROTARY AUCTION Listen: WHOP 95.3FM/1230AM • Watch: Time Warner Channel 12 & 16 • Come by: Memorial Building

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