PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY
Hopkinsville native Dr. Cullen Ruff has authored his first book.
“Looking Within: Understanding Ourselves through Human Imaging” is an exploration of humanity through true stories of medical imaging, highlighting the wonder and mystery of the human body, by literally and metaphorically looking inside of others. Each chapter describes a patient in whom a life-changing discovery is made on an imaging study, offering readers an increased appreciation for the intricacies of the human form, the complexity of existence, and the strength and vulnerability of our bodies.
Ruff is a radiologist in Fairfax, Virginia, and an associate professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. He was valedictorian of Hopkinsville High School Class of 1983. In 2007, Ruff funded a scholarship at HHS in honor of his parents, Dr. Carol Ruff and the late Judge Grady Ruff.
Writing contest winner
Madi Harrison, Todd County Middle School, was recently honored as an Area 2 winner by the Kentucky Division of Conservation, in partnership with the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts and the Kentucky Farm Bureau, in the 2019 Jim Claypool Art and Conservation Writing Contest.
The contests’ theme, Things That Fly, helped students from across the state learn more about the importance of wildlife in Kentucky.
The students used that knowledge and transformed it into creative artwork and essays.
The Conservation Writing Contest, which was introduced in 1944, is for students grades six through 12.