Seventeen local high school juniors traveled to Frankfort on April 13, as part of their participation in the annual Nolin RECC Washington Youth Tour contest activities.
While in Frankfort, the group toured the Capitol building, Governor’s Mansion, and the Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Lunch was provided at the Capitol building and students heard from various speakers, including Len Peters, who is secretary of the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet; Ryan Quarles, state representative, District 62; and Megan Cummings, KEES coordinator for Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.
Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative, A Touchstone Energy Cooperative, serves more than 33,000 members in Hardin, LaRue and parts of seven surrounding counties.
The cooperative stresses higher education and is dedicated to the growth and development of youth. Each year, Nolin sponsors five local high school juniors to participate in the National Washington Youth Tour.