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Cumberland Falls Beautification Day set for May 21

Volunteers are needed for Cumberland Falls Beautification Day at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park Saturday, May 21 at 9 a.m. Volunteers will be picking up litter and trash deposited by the Cumberland River due to spring rain and flooding. Volunteers will meet at the Visitor Center at 9 a.m. to register and receive garbage bags. […]

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Free Tire Disposal Days in PRIDE Counties, March – May

Do you have junk tires stacked somewhere on your property? Piled in a sinkhole? Scattered in old barns? Now is the time to get rid of them … forever … and for free! The Kentucky Division of Waste Management’s Waste Tire Collection Program will operate in the counties of the Lake Cumberland […]

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PRIDE awards $32,253 for environmental education

On Feb. 29, Eastern Kentucky PRIDE announced that it had awarded $32,253 for environmental education projects in its service area during the 2015/16 school year. The funding was awarded through the PRIDE Environmental Education Grant Program. The program was funded in part by a grant to PRIDE from Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky (TMMK). PRIDE awarded […]

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138 volunteered for Dale Hollow Spring Cleanup

2016 Dale Hollow Lake Cleanup volunteers

The drive to Dale Hollow Lake is more scenic now, thanks to the 138 volunteers who picked up roadside litter during the sixth annual Dale Hollow Spring Cleanup on Saturday, April 16. The volunteers collected 620 bags of trash along the roads leading to Dale Hollow Lake. All volunteers received a free lunch and T-shirt. […]

April is PRIDE Spring Cleanup Month


April is PRIDE Spring Cleanup Month in 42 counties of southern and eastern Kentucky. The month-long cleanup campaign is your chance to demonstrate personal responsibility by volunteering to pick up litter along roadsides and local tourist attractions. When you join the team of Spring Cleanup volunteers, you will: Improve your community’s appearance […]

Pine Mountain Settlement School earns PRIDE award

Pine Mountain Settlement School staff accepted the PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award for their cleanup along Laden and Little Shepherd Trails. In the photo, from left to right, are: PMSS Executive Director Geoff Marietta, PRIDE President/CEO Tammie Wilson, William Field, Rod Botkins, Judy Lewis, Amanda Wiley, Joyce Scearse, Matt Rung and Riley Osborne. Volunteers who were unavailable at the time the photo was taken are: Susan Brown, Paul Creech, Mark Messer, David Shepherd and Justin Harris.

On Wednesday, March 30, Pine Mountain Settlement School received the PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award, which recognizes an outstanding act of service performed in the 42-county region of southern and eastern Kentucky. The school’s staff earned the award by volunteering to clean up along Laden and Little Shepherd Trails on Feb. 5. […]

Jackson County wins volunteerism award

Jackson County received a trophy for its fall cleanup efforts, just as county officials are beginning to plan the annual PRIDE Spring Cleanup Month, which will be held in April. Jackson County won the PRIDE trophy for recruiting more volunteers than any other community across 42 counties of southern and eastern Kentucky during Roadside PRIDE […]


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