Children encouraged to enter poster contest
FRANKFORT - Each year the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet hosts a contest to allow students from across the commonwealth to submit their creative works for use in the annual Adopt-A-Highway Calendar.
Exposure to the contest and to the Adopt-A-Highway program provides young people with a sense of ownership in Kentucky's highways and stresses the importance of keeping highways clean and free of litter. It's a way of educating children not to litter and encouraging them to spread the message to others.
"Through this program the cabinet hopes to increase environmental awareness and stewardship among children and to bring about a change in attitudes and behaviors concerning the growing problem with litter," said Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert. "With your child's help a change in attitudes could result in a pleasing change of scenery."