FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- The Kentucky Department of Education has honored three public schools in Kentucky for their contributions to environmental impact, health, and education.
All three were designated as Green Ribbon Schools. They include Rosa Parks Elementary in Fayette County, Georgetown Middle in Scott County, and Richardsville Elementary in Warren County.
The schools will serve as the state's nominees for the national 2012 Green Ribbon School award to be named by the U.S. Department of Education. That award is scheduled to be announced April 23.
The award recognizes efforts toward energy efficiency, sustainability, and healthy environments.