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Hancock Co. middle schoolers improve dangerous intersection

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HANCOCK CO., KY (WFIE) -

Eighth graders at Hancock County Middle School have been trying to improve a dangerous intersection. 

Last year, a team of students petitioned the state and county to make several changes, and on Monday, the students found out that all of their hard work has paid off. 

After conducting research, writing letters, and waiting four months, the students finally found out that their proposal to change a deadly intersection on State Route 3543 has been approved. 

They received a letter from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet thanking them for all of their hard work. The eighth graders are excited about all they've accomplished.  

"From years down the road, we will always know whenever we drive past there that's what we did and that's how we changed the community. Whenever we get older, we will never forget that. It's something we can always benefit from," student Maddie Carpenter said. 

Thanks to the students, several traffic signs warning people to slowdown have been put into place. The teacher says they will start on their next project soon and continue to make a difference in the community. 

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