Press Release: Hopkinsville Leader Receives Prichard Committee Award of Excellence

Nov 27, 2018

November 27, 2018

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Hopkinsville Leader Receives
Prichard Committee Award of Excellence

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Hopkinsville education advocate Fannie Louise Maddux has been recognized with the Prichard Committee Award of Excellence for her years of committed service to improving educational opportunities for all children.

A former member of the local school board, where she served three terms, Maddux is a former board chair of the Prichard Committee, of which she has been a member for more than two decades.

“Fannie Louise’s natural ability to work with others as a helpful ally, but also her acumen as a skilled negotiator, allowed her to defend essential elements of education reform to maintain Kentucky’s progress toward education excellence,” the committee noted in its award proclamation.

“She has had a profound and lasting impact on the citizens of Kentucky through her passionate efforts and consistent advocacy to improve public education on all levels.”

Maddux was recognized during the Prichard Committee’s recent annual meeting, where video tributes to her work included comments from former Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp; business owner Tom Bell, a member of the Christian County Board of Education; Angie Major, director of workforce and education development for the Christian County Chamber of Commerce; Dr. Julia L. Roberts, Mahurin Professor of Gifted Education and executive director of the Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University; Christian County Schools Superintendent Mary Ann Gemmill; Ben Cundiff, a member of the Kentucky Board of Education and the Prichard Committee board; and former Lexington Mayor Pam Miller, a founding member of the Prichard Committee.


The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence is an independent, nonpartisan, citizen-led organization working to improve education in Kentucky – early childhood through postsecondary.

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