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Regional Branding Initiative: Natural beauty and outdoor recreation are tops in Southern and Eastern Kentucky

Natural beauty and outdoor recreation are the top tourism assets of Southern and Eastern Kentucky, based on research recently completed through a regional branding initiative by PRIDE in partnership with the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky through a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission. “This research confirms that our natural resources are critical to the economy […]

Volunteers removed 485 bags of trash from Dale Hollow roads

Volunteers picked up enough roadside litter near Dale Hollow Lake to fill 485 trash bags during the 8th annual Dale Hollow Spring Cleanup, which was held Saturday, April 21. The 122 volunteers enjoyed beautiful weather as they cleaned the roads leading to the lake. After the cleanup, the volunteers gathered at Dale Hollow State Resort […]

Photo by Terry of Hendricks Creek ResortPhoto by Terry of Hendricks Creek Resort

Hospitality training program aims to improve customer service

Excellent customer service goes a long way to earn repeat business and positive reviews, and that is the goal of a new hospitality training program offered by Eastern Kentucky PRIDE in partnership with Eastern Kentucky University Work Force Development. The two-hour training session features the BLISS (Business Leadership Innovation Service and Style) curriculum. It is […]

Michelle Allen instructs BLISS hospitality trainingMichelle Allen instructs BLISS hospitality training

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Request for Bids for 2019 Helicopter Capture

Eastern Kentucky PRIDE, Inc., is seeking sealed bids for the use of a helicopter for Elk Relocation in eastern Kentucky. Helicopter services are needed January 2019. Bid documents will be available starting Friday, May 18, 2018, and may be DOWNLOADED BELOW (SCROLL DOWN) or by contacting the PRIDE office at 888-577-4339. All sealed bids must be […]

Request for Qualifications for a Feasibility Study

Eastern Kentucky PRIDE, Inc. is requesting submission of qualifications from firms interested in being considered for a feasibility study related to the tourism and educational center being developed in Bell County, KY, the Appalachian Wildlife Center. The study should adhere to standards used for project types as developed by the USDA RD Instruction 4279-B which […]

Branding Southern and Eastern Kentucky: Updates on May 2 and 3

Two informational meetings will be held about an initiative to create a regional brand for Southern and Eastern Kentucky. The meetings will be held: May 2, 2018, from 12:00 pm ET until 1:30 pm ET, at the Heritage Hills Banquet Hall, which is located at 472 Falls Street in London. May 3, 2018, from 11:00 am […]

Cumberland Falls PRIDE Spring Cleanup on April 28

On Saturday, April 28, volunteers of all ages are invited to join the annual PRIDE Spring Cleanup at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park. Since the first event in 2008, the Cumberland Falls Spring Cleanup has mobilized 3,443 volunteers to pick up roadside litter near this popular attraction before tourist season each year. “This is a […]


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