The work of 30 teams coalesced into one final competition Friday afternoon at Pritchard Community Center, where eight teams representing the eight counties in the Lincoln Trail Area Development District presented “green” entrepreneurial proposals as part of Green Summer Forever, a six-week program created through the Green Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (GEL-IN).
Grayson County’s The Water Boyz took home the grand prize for best proposal. The group outlined a water conservation project that received backing support from city officials in Leitchfield.
LaRue County’s team, composed of Niccole Carter, Hannah Partridge, Max McCubbin, Bethany Miller, Samantha Sidebottom, Aletha Tharp and Elizabeth Upton, competed, but did not place.
Their project, entitled “The Run of the River,” was a design for a hydroelectric plant using the water at the dam behind the Renaissance Recycling Center. The plant could generate enough electricity to power the center and the fire department next door.
The group estimated startup costs at $6,000.
LaRue County High School teacher Roy Walker was in charge of the environmental project.