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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.
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
Number of sexual
partners and number
of people exposed
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
how to quit
BY JOE WILSON
NEW ERA SPORTS EDITOR
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Two Amish men discuss farm equipment Friday while a third takes in the sights during an auction at 1010 Skyline Drive.
more sold at auction
BY TOM KANE
NEW ERA PHOTOJOURNALIST
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John Mayer, of Wilmington, Ohio, checks out the underside of a combine Friday during an auction at Roeder Implement’s property on Skyline Drive.
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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
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
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Jim Perrin, one of the most
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
championships for Perrin are
now the driving force in the
fight for his life.
SEE PERRIN, PAGE A6
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