News & Updates
Congratulations to Graves Co. 4-H who represented Kentucky at the Future City National Finals over President's Day weekend. The team travelled to Washington, D.C. and came away with an overall 8th place finish! This is the highest finish for any Kentucky team at Future City Nationals. This 8th place finish also included 6th place in the model category and OVERALL 1st in the world in the presentation category.
We are extremely proud of Graves County! Stay tuned for the next big event...the release of next year's theme!more
Congratulations to the Regional Champion for 2017, Graves County 4-H. They will represent Kentucky at the National Finals in February. Also, for the first year, we would like to congratulate Brandeis Elementary (Aquapod) for being the first Regional Elementary Champion!more
We want to take a second and congratulate our regional champion, Pikeville Jr. HS on their top 12 NATIONAL finish at Future City. Way to go in representing Kentucky!!more
The Power of Public Space
The single most important ingredient in any city is people. And people need a variety of public spaces throughout their city, both indoors and outdoors, where they can meet, relax, play, learn, connect, share cultures, create community, and build civic identity. When city planners and engineers develop public spaces they don’t just consider open fields or existing parks and plazas, they look at sites such as abandoned buildings, old railway lines, waterways (rivers, lakes, ponds), former industrial areas, and the single largest land asset…more
Waste Not, Want Not
Humans create a lot of trash. Each of the nearly 320 million citizens of the United States, for example, generates an average of 4.3 pounds of trash per person, per day. That makes solid waste management (the collection and processing of trash) one of the most important health, safety, and environmental services a city provides for its residents.
Over the years, cities and towns have managed their trash in a variety of ways, including dumping it into landfills, burning it in incinerators, or shipping it off to other states or countries in trucks and…more
On January 19th, 42 teams attended the 2015 Future City Competition at the University of Kentucky. Representing schools from around the state (and Tennessee), nearly 200 students competed. Pikeville Junior High School won the overall championship followed closely by Graves County 4-H (runner-up) and Clayton-Bradley Academy, TN (3rd place).
Pikeville will represent Kentucky at the National Competition in February in Washington, DC!more