Winter Storm Watch in effect from Wednesday, 6:00 AM CST until Thursday, 6:00 AM CST. Source: U.S. National Weather Service
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

literacy1MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/11/13) – The Kentucky Literacy Celebration week came to an end yesterday with the Young Authors Festival held at the Parkway Plaza Mall in Madisonville.
 
The Kentucky Literacy Celebration week is a yearly event accredited by the governor’s office. This event also recognizes the importance of youth reading and writing.
 
This year’s theme for the Young Authors Festival was “Humor.” The event was open for kids in Kindergarten through eighth grade. Each entry was judged based on creativity, content, neatness, illustration and following guidelines. The students also had the option of writing non-fiction or fiction. This year there were 725 students who entered their work in the 14th Annual celebration here in Hopkins County.

Guest speakers this year were a mother and son team, Lin Oliver and Theo Baker. Baker wrote both “Sound Bender” and “The Shadow Mask.” Oliver is known for her “Hank Zipper” series that she wrote with actor Henry Winkler.
 
Both authors were really impressed with the creativeness, dedication and the amount of community support the students had.
 
Baker expressed, “These kids are so creative, and every book title out here makes me want to read it.”
 
The winners for first through third places received metals and the district winners were honored with backpacks filled with books and other prizes.

literacy2Amber Mena
SurfKY News
Photos provided by Amber Mena

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
1 DOW 18,288.63
+155.93 (0.86%)    
2 S&P 2,117.39
+12.89 (0.61%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,008.10
+44.57 (0.90%)    
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

February 25, 2015 7616

Multi-Agency Investigation Nets Large-Scale Meth…

in Top News For All Sites by Trooper Stu Recke
February 24, 2015 7429

Two Charged in Central City Meth Bust

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Trooper Stu Recke
February 22, 2015 7254

Easter Cuties Pageant in Memory of Shanice Bean

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 02, 2015 7227

Madisonville Teen Faces Numerous Drug Charges

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
February 25, 2015 6162

New Asian Restaurant Coming to Madisonville

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
February 23, 2015 5252

Fire Departments Respond to Wester's Body Shop

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Shawn Freels

Most Read This Month

February 12, 2015

UPDATE: Name of Pennyrile Fatality Officially…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
February 09, 2015

Police Pursue Man after Fight at Taco Bell

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center

Stories Trending Today

March 02, 2015 7227

Madisonville Teen Faces Numerous Drug Charges

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
March 02, 2015 1962

HCSO, MPD Join to Bust Alleged Drug Trafficking…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Hopkins County Sheriff's Office
March 01, 2015 1855

HCCHS Student Has Unique Eye for Art

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
March 01, 2015 1817

4H Penguin Plunge Draws Hundreds to Poolside

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
March 02, 2015 1788

Officers Respond to Complaint of Drug Use; Arrest…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Hopkins County Sheriff's Office/Hopkins County Detention Center
March 01, 2015 1380

Legislator's Log - Week of March 1, 2015

in General News For All Sites by Brent Yonts
March 01, 2015 1362

Dave Says - March 1, 2015

in General News For All Sites by Dave Ramsey
March 01, 2015 1330

Libraries’ Drawing Contest Begins March 2

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Amie Waltrip
March 01, 2015 1324

Whitfield Meets with American Financial Services…

in General News For All Sites by Robert Hankins
March 01, 2015 1292

Kentucky Offers Tax Credit to Small Business…

in General News For All Sites by Joe Hall