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Winners announced in Fall 2022 Adopt-A-Highway Art Contest

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Gov. Andy Beshear announced that students from seven Kentucky counties were top finishers in the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) 2022 Adopt-A-Highway Art Contest, in which young Kentuckians play an active role in promoting a clean environment.

As a group, the students represented 10 schools and one home school. Their works of art were selected from nearly 300 entries from across Kentucky. Participants ranged in age from 5 to 18.

“A cleaner Kentucky is a Better Kentucky,” Gov. Beshear said. “In the same way, clean communities are strong communities. These students are to be commended for putting their talents to work to remind us all of the importance of keeping clean the roadways that connect our communities. I’m proud that our youngest citizens are taking action to promote a cleaner Kentucky.”

Kentucky Transportation Secretary Jim Gray also offered congratulations to all the contest participants. “These students have set an example for us all,” Secretary Gray said. “They have performed a public service by promoting the message that a ‘Litter free Kentucky’ and cleaner highways is a responsibility we all share.”

The top finishers in each of four age divisions will receive a $100 gift card, while second- and third-place finishers will each receive a $50 gift card. First- through third-place recipients for all age groups will have their pieces displayed at the Transportation Cabinet Office Building in Frankfort.

The 2022 contest winners are:

5-8 age category

  • 1st place               Landon Bartley            Washington County Elementary School
  • 2nd place              Ryder Whitaker           Warner Elementary, Jessamine County
  • 3rd place               Om Kho Dui                Auburndale Elementary, Jefferson County

9-11 age category

  • 1st place               Carly Harlow               Metcalfe Middle, Metcalfe County
  • 2nd place              Kloei Murray               Dixie Elementary, Jefferson County
  • 3rd place               Natalie Leake             Foster Heights Elementary, Nelson County

12-14 age category

  • 1st place               Annabelle Dore           John Hardin High, Hardin County
  • 2nd place              Destinee Miller            Hopkinsville Middle, Christian County
  • 3rd place               Sylvia Mason              Noe Middle School, Jefferson County

15-18 age category

  • 1st place               Evan Paige                  Christian County High School
  • 2nd place              Ashley French              French Homeschool, Jefferson County
  • 3rd place               Seline Crews               Christian County High School

The Adopt-A-Highway program is a statewide volunteer effort to reduce roadside litter and keep Kentucky’s highways beautiful. Litter-free roads promote a clean environment, foster civic pride, and save taxpayer dollars. More information on Kentucky’s Adopt-A-Highway program can be found at https://transportation.ky.gov/AdoptaHighway/Pages/default.aspx.

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