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Visitation Thursday For Student Who Died After Soccer Injury

By: Dave Spencer Email
By: Dave Spencer Email

Grief counselors were on hand Wednesday after a student at George Rogers Clark High School died.

Clark County Superintendent Ed Musgrove says the student was 14-year-old freshman McKenna Hatchett.

The family's Mt. Zion Christian Church Pastor Kenny Speakes spoke with us on behalf of the grieving family, saying she'll be remembered for her big smile.

Others wrote words of love and remembrance on a banner that now hangs in the halls of George Rogers Clark High School.

Speakes says she was a member of the Church Youth Group and a baptized believer in Jesus Christ.

Speakes says she injured her hip last week while playing soccer. She didn't improve and was told by a doctor to go to UK Hospital for treatment. She died there on Tuesday afternoon.

The Fayette County coroner says it appears she may have died from a staph infection. Since staph is considered a natural cause of death, there will not be an autopsy.

Grief counselors were also on hand at a middle and elementary school where the girl's siblings reportedly attend.

Visitation for McKenna Hatchett is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Mount Zion Christian Church in Winchester.

Her funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, also at the church. Burial will follow at Clarmont Memorial Gardens.

The family requests contributions be made to the George Rogers Clark Girl's Soccer Team. The school is located at 620 Boone Ave., Winchester, Ky., 40391.


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