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Fourth grader wins in statewide art contest

A fourth grader from Warner Elementary recently won first place in a state-wide competition in her age division.

Annuli Martinez, in Cecilia Goh’s Class, was entered along with 1,500 other students in the annual Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Adopt-a-Highway Art Contest.

A press release from KYTC said the winner in each of four age divisions will receive a $100 gift card. First through third place recipients for all age groups will receive framed prints of their posters. Also, KYTC frames and displays the original artwork in the Transportation Cabinet’s conference center in Frankfort.

Additionally, the winning artwork will be featured in the Adopt-a-Highway program’s calendar, which will be available in July for the 2017-2018 academic year.

“The Adopt-a-Highway program is a statewide volunteer effort to reduce roadside litter and to keep Kentucky’s highways beautiful,” said the press release. “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 http://transportation.ky.gov/Adopt-a-Highway.

Photo provided by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Photo provided by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet