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Sixteen students visit Frankfort

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 This past school year, 16 local high school juniors, including LaRue County’s Ashley Cottrell, participated in the Nolin RECC Washington Youth Tour competition and invited to visit Frankfort on April 13. 

Students and chaperons spent the day touring the Capitol Building, the Governor's Mansion, and the Kentucky Vietnam Veterans' Memorial.

Lunch was provided at the Capitol and participants heard from various speakers, including The Honorable Paul Hornback, Kentucky State Senator, District 20; Ms. Megan Cummings, KEES Coordinator for Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority; Mr. Kenny Colston, Capitol Bureau Chief, Kentucky Public Radio; and The Honorable Bill Cunningham, Justice, Kentucky Supreme Court, District 1.

Highlights include meeting with their elected representatives in the U.S. House and Senate to discuss the process of government and issues of the day and increasing their knowledge of cooperative electric utilities and American history.

The Kentucky Rural Electric Washington Youth Tour is conducted by the Louisville-based Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives on behalf of 22 participating Kentucky electric distribution cooperatives, including Nolin RECC.  The activity is part of a larger, nationwide youth program sponsored by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, Arlington, Va., that brings 1,500 high school students to the nation's capitol each year.