Neighborhood turns out in celebration, memory of Judy Sowell

The community around Koffman Drive in Hopkinsville celebrated and honored the memory of Judy Sowell with a proclamation and block party Saturday afternoon.

Sowell—also known as “the Bread Lady”–was an active member in the community, serving on many boards, volunteering with multiple agencies and retiring from BB&T Bank after 36 years of employment. Christian County Judge-Executive Steve Tribble read the proclamation, detailing Sowell’s years of volunteerism and her impacts on the community as a whole.

An avid animal lover, Sowell was known for caring for strays in the neighborhood and volunteering with the Christian County Animal Shelter for many years, helping make their fundraisers and other events a success.

The proclamation declaring it Judy Sowell Day was presented to her children, Angie and Anthony, with Angie saying this how her mother would want to be celebrated—with everyone having fun, eating food and being together.

They were also presented with declarations from the Kentucky House of Representatives in honor of Judy Sowell, recognizing her for her dedication and drive, from Representatives Walker Thomas and Myron Dossett. Over a hundred people attended the Neighborhood Block Party to remember a woman who made a long lasting, not soon forgotten impact on Christian County.