Pike County Judge Executive Wayne T. Rutherford presents Melissa Mahon a proclamation for Child Abuse Awareness. Judi’s Place For Kids Executive Director Laura Kretzer, in the background, introduced speakers during the event. The judge proclaimed April Child Abuse Awareness Month during ceremonies in Pikeville City Park Tuesday, April 1. Mahon is a Social Service Clinician II for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Each year the Cabinet, Judi’s Place and other community leaders have an event to raise awareness of child abuse. Rutherford, Family Court Judge Larry Thompson and child abuse survivor Tanya Taylor spoke at the event. Both judges commended prosecutors and police agencies working to stop child abuse in Pike County.