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60 teenagers from 42 counties volunteer on Lake Cumberland

More than 60 teenagers from 42 counties recently converged on the shores of Lake Cumberland to pick up trash and debris. The students were members of The Center for Rural Development’s elite Rogers Scholars program, which identifies and nurtures leadership and entrepreneurial skills in rising high school juniors […]

Rogers Explorers volunteer with PRIDE

2012 Rogers Explorers, Lindsey Wilson College, volunteered with PRIDE to pick up trash along the Green River

Two groups of talented students took a break from their classroom studies to serve the community by picking up litter as PRIDE volunteers. The students, who will be ninth-graders this fall, were participants in two of four classes this summer in The Center for Rural Development’s Rogers Explorers program. The 30 students in the class […]

Walmart DC 6097 in London donates $5,000 to PRIDE

Walmart Distribution Center 6097, which is located in London, recently donated $5,000 to PRIDE, a nonprofit organization that promotes environmental cleanup and education efforts in southern and eastern Kentucky. The donation was a monetary match for hours volunteered by the distribution center’s associates during the 2012 PRIDE Spring Cleanup. During the Spring Cleanup […]

Russell County Middle School modifies vending machines to save energy

Russell County Middle School Principal Tonya Adams and teacher Jean Clement

Russell County Middle School won the PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award for modifying the school’s vending machines to use less energy. The school’s five refrigerated vending machines now power down when there is no motion nearby, thanks to the Vending Miser devices installed on each machine. A Vending Miser uses a wall-mounted […]

July 2012: Paintsville’s Bob Pack is region’s top PRIDE volunteer

PRIDE's Mark Davis, Johnson Co PRIDE Coordinator Lillian Wheeler, Bob Pack, Johnson Co Judge-Executive R.T. Daniel

A Paintsville businessman and civic leader has been named southern and eastern Kentucky’s PRIDE Volunteer of the Month for July. Bob Pack, who owns and manages the Paintsville Automotive Supply Company, received the award June 27 during the meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Paintsville, where he is an officer and board member. “Mr. Pack, we […]

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