Story No. 1 – County Goes Blue: On Wednesday, April 11, folks throughout Henderson County wore blue in support of ending child abuse.
Why it is important: The county has a serious problem with child abuse.
Learn more: The Review has a story about Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Story No. 2 – 52nd Henderson County Livestock Show: Kids have been all over the Henderson County Fairgrounds this week showing animals and projects. The week culminates 1 p.m. Saturday, April 14, with the premium auction.
Why it is important: Anything that’s been around more than half a century and is still this popular is important.
Learn more: The Review has a photo of the Queen and Princess.
Story No. 3 – Lovato returns home: Elena Lovato was named the head women’s basketball coach at TVCC this week, replacing co-coaches Michael and Kenya Landers.
Why it is important: The TVCC women’s job is the best in JUCO basketball, plus the Lady Cards are coming off a national championship.
Learn more: Read about it at the TVCC website.
Story No. 4 – KAB Clean Up: Keep Athens Beautiful will be hosting the annual Spring Clean Up this Saturday, April 14.
Why it is important: It is a great time to get rid of all that trash for free.
Learn more: KAB has a good Facebook Page and there is a Spring Clean Up Event Page.
Story No. 5 – No Smoking Ordinance 1st reading: It’s been going on since November, but the debate over a No Smoking Ordinance in Athens is coming to a close. The City Council approved the ordinance on first reading this week and is expected to give its final approval on April 23.
Why it is important: The ordinance will cover most public places in the city, so it will impact smokers and non-smokers alike.
Learn more: Local blogger Michael V. Hannigan posted about the issue during the public hearings stage. The Athens Review had a story when the city made an exception for bars.