Calvert City, KY (January 10, 2022) – Calvert City’s Youth Voice is a monthly writing contest developed for young authors between the age of 5 and 18. The first of January was the deadline for entries and the winner is Carlee Myhand of Marshall County.

Calvert Area Development Association used a rubric judging system to choose the November winner. “We received 47 submissions and they were all wonderful,” said Blair Travis, Director of Marketing, Communications, and Business Development for Calvert City. Judges received the submissions with just the writings. They did not know how old the author was or where they were located.

Carlee is a freshman at McCracken County High School. She is on the co-ed cheer team and enjoys spending time with friends and family. The title of her submission is “Through the Eyes of an Optimistic 8th Grader.”

The next deadline for the monthly writing contest is February 1. Young writers are encouraged to submit original work in any style of creative writing. One winner will be awarded monthly.

Monthly winners will receive $50 and an ad in the Lake News with their published work. The deadline to submit work will be on the 1st of each month. This contest is not limited to Calvert City residents. We encourage writers from across the region to submit their original work.

For more information on Calvert City’s Youth Voice, please call City Hall at 270-395-7138 or by email at

To read Carlee’s submission, please click HERE.