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Crowds Gather for Benefit Concert at Henderson County Fairgrounds

A benefit was held to raise money for a new domestic violence shelter in downtown Henderson.

Posted: Jul 25, 2020 10:10 PM
Updated: Jul 27, 2020 9:33 AM

"Chloe was brutally murder March 23, of last year, it brought the attention to domestic violence with her murder, that it was lacking here in Henderson, Henderson County, and the surrounding area" says Kristie Randolph the President of the Chloe Randolph Organization.

Right now in Henderson County there isn't a shelter or safe place for battered women and children or even men, who suffer from domestic violence.

"Her murder is what inspired us to start this organization and bring the change that is needed in domestic violence" adds Randolph.
Saturday, Tri-State performers came together to play in Chloe's honor.

The goal of the event is to raise money for a new shelter that is set to open October 1, in downtown Henderson on 1st Street.
October is domestic violence month.

"I don't think we should have cancelled today, we are all being safe and we are with our family" says singer Maggie Hollis.

"COVID is a concern, but we are following the Governors guidelines, I am excited to be here because its for a great cause" adds country performer Annabel Whitledge.

Despite the recent spike in COVID-19 here in the Bluegrass State, concert organizers say they continued on with the event at the Henderson County Fairgrounds because concert goers can practice social distancing in the large space.

"As we all know COVID-19 has taken a lot out of the music industry, everybody is practicing safety and social distancing, but to be back on a stage and play my music is amazing" says Nashville recording artist and Owensboro native Steve Bridgmon.

The Chloe Randolph Bill passed both the Kentucky State House and Senate on April 24, 2020, which is also the zip code of the City of Henderson, where Chloe raised, 42420.

The bill provides additional rights and protections for the families of murder victims when the victim is married.

Chloe's estranged husband 21-year-old Muhammad Abdikadir was charged with murder.

He's currently behind bars awaiting trail later this year.

The Randolph family says their goal is to raise awareness for those that are in need of escaping an abusive marriage, relationship or home.

Chloe leaves behind a 2-year-old son.

Her parents are now raising the young boy.

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