CHILDREN HAVING CHILDREN special report prompts active discussion on Topix web forum
ONLINE UPDATE - Apr. 4 Since the publication of the Times Journal special report, an extensive discussion about the issue has developed on the popular online forum on Topix.net. This discussion can be found at the following link (note: the Times Journal is not responsible for the content on that external site, and has no control over it): CLICK HERE
Current owner will not open Lake Cumberland Dragway this season
ONLINE UPDATE - Apr. 3 Unless there's a change of ownership, the popular dragstrip located between Jamestown and Russell Springs will be silent this year. According to a news report from WJRS-104.9 radio station, the current owner, Gene Barker, cites the economy and gas prices as the reason to not open. During the fall, there were a number of protests to the county government by neighbors that the business is "too noisy." Barker says, however, that the decision to close was based solely on the economic aspect.
In Apr. 3-9 issue There are as many as 25 teen-aged girls who are pregnant in Russell County public schools as these articles are published. In surrounding counties, there are a total of 39 pregnant teens in public schools. In Adair County there are three pregnant teenagers, Casey County has 11 including four in middle school, and Wayne County also has 25 pregnant teens.
Numerous risks involved to baby, mother, family in teen pregnancy
In Apr. 3-9 issue CHILDREN HAVING CHILDREN With Teen pregnancy so prevalent in society, an important issue being faced is the health of the child and the ability of the young parents — or most often, the teen mother's — ability to provide for the physical, emotional and developmental needs of the child.
Groups promote abstinency as means to prevent teen pregnancies
In Apr. 3-9 issue CHILDREN HAVING CHILDREN "Several years ago, you never heard of 12-year-olds dating," said Shirley Roberson, Health Educator for Lake Cumberland Regional Health Department's Russell County office. "Kids have more independence now and are allowed to date at earlier ages."
Teen couple happily expecting birth of child though they know of potential difficulties
In Apr. 3-9 issue CHILDREN HAVING CHILDREN There are two area teenagers who face daily the consequences of their choice to have sex at a young age. They are expecting a son in a couple of months. "It's not a wise choice to have sex before you're married," said the expectant young mother. "It's wrong and I knew that."
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