Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Fayette | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Warren | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

New Book Set in Historic Western State Hospital

westernstate2

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (12/9/13) — A Hopkins County author has released her newest book, “Secrets of the Asylum,” set in the historic Western State Hospital in Hopkinsville.

A fictional work, the book revolves around the character Jane Braxton as she uncovers the mystery of her birth only to discover a past she wishes she'd left alone.

Lisa Piper has authored nine fiction and non-fiction historical works. Her newest book is second in the Kentucky Treasure Series, which is a collection set in historic time periods in Kentucky.

“I have tried to write about some of the most fascinating facts concerning the history of Western State Hospital including the hidden tunnel, the cemetery and what looks like the 'dome' area that is blocked off and no longer accessible to most employees,” said Piper. “The novel is fiction but what will be interesting to the reader is what could happen, and that the story was inspired by real life.”

Piper said she did not use actual names of real people in the novel out of respect for former patients and families. She also tried to honor those, who have dedicated their lives to caring for those in need, she said.

The book signing will be 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14 at ReadMore Book-N-Card in Madison Square Mall in Madisonville.

Rita Dukes Smith
SurfKY News Director
Photo courtesy of Angela Brooks

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

In Other News...

Murray-Calloway County Hospital Welcomes Dr. Nicholas O'Dell

MURRAY, Ky. (7/13/14) — Murray-Calloway County Hospital is pleased to welcome Nicholas O’Dell, MD, as a member of the… Read More

Murray-Calloway County Hospital Supports Regional Stroke Camp, Seeks Participants and Volunteers

MURRAY, Ky. (7/13/14) — The Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare at Murray-Calloway County Hospital will be hosting… Read More

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

July 11, 2014 5836

Madisonville Kmart to Close in October

in Top Stories by Ami Clayton, SurfKY News
July 11, 2014 4011

Hopkins County Health Department Food…

in News by Lisa Miller
July 11, 2014 2707

Local Man Dies After Bike Collides With…

in Top Stories by Robert D. Littlepage
July 11, 2014 1843

Hopkins County Grand Jury Indictments

in News by Karen McKnight
July 10, 2014 1815

UPDATED: MFD Battles Blaze on South…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

July 11, 2014 5836

Madisonville Kmart to Close in October

in Top Stories by Ami Clayton, SurfKY News
July 11, 2014 2707

Local Man Dies After Bike Collides With…

in Top Stories by Robert D. Littlepage
July 10, 2014 1815

UPDATED: MFD Battles Blaze on South…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
July 11, 2014 1639

White Plains Man Arrested for Sodomy

in Top Stories by Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office
July 10, 2014 1474

Single Vehicle Injury Collision on US 62

in Top Stories by Trooper S. C. Recke

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

July 11, 2014 1032

Owensboro Police Department Reports…

in News by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
July 10, 2014 970

Daviess County Traffic Advisory

in News by Keith Todd
July 11, 2014 569

President Obama Awards Brescia University…

in News by Tina Kasey
July 11, 2014 416

Portion of Spring Bank Drive Closed July…

in News by Beth Cecil
July 11, 2014 407

Portion of Southeastern Parkway Closed…

in News by Beth Cecil

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

July 11, 2014 1657

Muhlenberg District Court Fines Handed…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
July 12, 2014 1016

July Chamber Meeting

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 06social 21social 22social 04social 03