Helen Gibson Long Reads Spring 2018 Senior Show

Never the same

Inside the community that experienced America’s first major school shooting of 2018

By Helen Gibson

Darkness covered Mike Miller Park in Benton, Kentucky, on the evening of Thursday, Jan. 25, but the lights from their candles illuminated the spaces between them. Children, teenagers and adults held these candles in their hands as they sang songs and prayed, hugged one another and cried.

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Welcome to Eclipseville

Story and photos by Helen Gibson

In 2007, Hopkinsville resident Cheryl Cook received an email that she’ll never forget.