The kids were gathered closely on the right side of the room until organizer Natosha Hays asked that they separate into two groups — those who had been bullied and those who had bullied others.
As a handful of kids shuffled to the other side of the room for having bullied, Hays asked them again to move to various spots if they had bullied for a specific reason, such as sexual orientation or financial status.
As of Thursday morning, no widespread flooding or emergencies due to flooding had been reported in Nelson County. But high water levels near the Rolling Fork River in Boston raised concern among several county officials.
“They flood if it rains hard,” said Joe Prewitt, emergency management director for Nelson County, noting that the area is used to high water levels during severe weather.
“It’s not uncommon for them,” he said. “The secondary roads, like Shady Lane, out of Boston, have some water over the roads.”
Jessica Huntt had it all planned out as she started a family.
“When I found out I was going to have a baby, I was a stepmom, and I thought, ‘OK, I can handle this’,” Huntt said.
“Then my husband lost his job.”
Huntt is a parent who received help from The New Life Center in her time of need, and was one of several people who spoke at the Center’s annual fundraiser Saturday about how the charity had touched her personally.
An electrical outage around 11 p.m. Wednesday resulted in a loss of service for about an hour to about 400 homes in the area of the Hurstland and Wellington neighborhoods, and the Hampton Inn and Comfort Inn hotels.
Electrical Engineer Jeff Mills said Thursday morning the outage was caused by the failure of an insulator behind 140 Windsor Ave. that locked out a breaker.
City workers got the power back on by around midnight.