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Paint the Plow: Students decorate trucks with safety messages

From Naitore Djigbenou

Frankfort, KY - State "snow fighter" highway crews are equipped, ready and waiting for winter in Kentucky. While supplies and staff are equipped, drivers are reminded to join the effort to keep roadways safe. To help, high school students from across Kentucky participated in the first statewide "Paint the Plows" program to elevate not only the look of select state trucks, but the message of safe driving behavior.

KYTC launched its first statewide "Paint the Plow "program this year open to participants from any Kentucky high school. A total of 52 schools participated, including schools in Taylor and Russell Counties. Each painted a plow blade from their local Department of Highways district office.

"This year, you might notice decorative plow blades pushing snow in your communities thanks to talented high school students," said Secretary Gray. "They did a great job enhancing our trucks with unique, hand-painted art that features safe driving messages. It is a privilege to have our next generation reinforce responsible driving habits and build a sense of community pride when Kentuckians see our trucks out on the road."

This story was posted on 2023-11-10 08:59:46
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