Officials with the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County have announced that a new exhibit will focus on African American education in Christian County with a special spotlight on the life and contributions of Rozelle Leavell.
A Hopkinsville native and graduate of Tuskegee Institute, Leavell taught in the county's segregated school system for 42 years, retiring in 1966 when he was the principal of consolidated Gainesville Elementary School.
Officials say the exhibit features personal items and photographs from Leavell's educational career, as well as memorabilia from Attucks High School and other local African American schools.
The exhibit will be open for public viewing on Monday, January 21st in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and will remain on display through the end of February.
The Museums will be closed January 22nd through January 24th-and January 28th through January 30th for exhibit maintenance.
For more information about the exhibit, contact museum officials at (270) 887-4270.
Hopkinsville Police once again held their monthly public crime statistics meeting this afternoon.
During the meeting Hopkinsville Police Captain Michael Seis gave more details about this afternoon’s armed robbery that took place on Tate Street.
One of the people injured in a wreck in Hopkins County Tuesday morning has died from his injuries.
The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office says 55-year old David Haywood of Stagecoach Road, Hanson succumbed to his injuries.
As previously reported, police said 17-year old Joseph Martin of Hanson was driving south on Stagecoach just before noon and crossed the center line in a curve and struck another vehicle head-on, which was driven by 75-year old Luann Haywood of Hanson.
Ms. Haywood and her passenger, David Haywood, were both taken by ambulance to Baptist Health Emergency Department. Ms. Haywood was in stable condition at last check.
Martin was transported to Baptist Health Emergency Department by private vehicle for a foot injury.
A woman and her grandson were killed in a single-vehicle wreck just across the Todd County line in Logan County Thursday afternoon.
A news release from the Logan County Sheriff’s Office says 54-year old Barbara Christian of 4496 Spa Road, Lewisburg was pronounced dead on the scene of the single-vehicle crash just before 1pm.
Police say Ms. Christian was eastbound on Spa Road, also known as KY 106, when the tires of her SUV dropped off the shoulder of the pavement. She over-corrected, causing the vehicle to overturn several times ejecting her and grandson 3-year old Eli Jessup.
A helicopter ambulance took Jessup to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he died from his injuries. Police say Ms. Christian was not wearing a seat belt. Police have not said whether the child was in a booster seat. The investigation of the wreck by Lieutenant Jeff Sanford is ongoing.
Hopkinsville police are investigating an armed robbery from this afternoon.
Initial reports indicate the victim was held up at gunpoint Cates Street around 12:50 p.m.
Police say the victim was not injured in the incident and the investigation is ongoing.
The 911 call was made from the Scott’s Market about five minutes after the robbery took place.
This is a developing story and we will have more information when it becomes available.