Edmonson Voice Staff
Barbara Johnson, photos, contributor
Katie Lindsey, a student at Edmonson County Middle School was named the first place Edmonson County winner in the 2015 Conservation Writing Contest, which was presented as a partnership between Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts, and themed the “Wild Side of Kentucky.”
Students, grades K-12 from all across the Commonwealth used the wildlife theme to create 17,665 writing entries. Judges from the Edmonson County Conservation District, Extension Office, Fiscal Court and Sheriff’s office chose county winners, which then moved on to the state-level competition.
A distinguished panel of judges with diverse environmental backgrounds selected statewide winners in both writing and art categories on January 26, 2016. State, Area and County winners received checks sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau. Winning entries from each school will also receive a certificate, medallion and plaque commemorating their achievements from the Edmonson County Conservation District.
Emery Hunt, a student at ECHS, took home first place honors in the art contest.
The two schools with the most entries, Kyrock and ECMS, received checks from the Conservation District.