Adopt-a-Highway program announces 2018 art contest winners

Published 7:38 pm Monday, May 20, 2019


Press release

FRANKFORT — Students from four Kentucky counties earned first place in the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) 2018 Adopt-a-Highway art contest, which seeks to promote a clean environment. Winners represent Western Hills High School in Franklin County, Murray High School in Calloway County, Grace Academy in Allen County and Rich Pond Elementary in Warren County.

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“I am always impressed with the talent and creativity of Kentucky’s young artists to skillfully promote litter-free roads,” said Kentucky Transportation Secretary Greg Thomas. “These art pieces encourage all of us to do our part to keep our roadsides clear, safe and beautiful. Congratulations to this year’s winners and the teachers and parents who play a role in supporting this program.”

The winner in each of four age divisions will receive a $100 gift card, while second and third-place finishers will receive a $50 gift card. First through third-place recipients for all age groups will receive framed prints of their posters. 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 2019-2020 academic year.

The 2018 contest winners include:

5-8 age category

Third place, Chasta Hodge, Toliver Intermediate School, Boyle County

The Transportation Cabinet’s Adopt-a-Highway program received 1,008 entries from students throughout the Commonwealth for the 2018 contest.

The Adopt-a-Highway program is a statewide volunteer effort to reduce roadside litter and to 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