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1,090 volunteered for US 27 Clean Sweep

In its eighth year, the annual PRIDE Clean Sweep of US 27 surpassed 1,000 volunteers. A record-breaking 1,090 volunteers picked up litter along US 27 and other roads in Somerset and Burnside during the event on April 21, 2016. The previous record was 986 volunteers in the 2015 Clean Sweep. “Passing 1,000 volunteers is a […]

Free Trainings for Water/Wastewater Operators in 2017

PRIDE is pleased to partner with the Kentucky Rural Water Association to present free training workshops for elected officials, drinking water professionals, and wastewater professionals, thanks to a grant from USDA Rural Development. The workshops target the 42 counties served by PRIDE. The objective is to help attendees better perform their roles and enhance the operations […]

PRIDE Board of Directors welcomes Kristen Branscum

Eastern Kentucky PRIDE, Inc., has announced that Kristen R. Branscum, who is the Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism, has joined its Board of Directors. She will volunteer her time and expertise to direct PRIDE, a nonprofit organization that promotes environmental cleanup and education in 42 counties of southern and eastern Kentucky. […]

The Friends of Lake Cumberland win award, invite new faces

PRIDE honored the Friends of Lake Cumberland for the group’s 26 years of service. Members who accepted the award were (left to right): Steve Syphax, Darro Cottle, Billie Cottle, Shirley Syphax, Ken Wolfram, Nancy Kincaid, Ken Kincaid, Cheri Wolfram, Mack Chandler and Kathy Chandler.

In 1990, a group of concerned citizens formed a nonprofit organization, the Friends of Lake Cumberland (FOLC), to assist the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in maintaining the lake’s natural beauty by removing debris and litter from the 1,200 miles of shoreline. Since then, the group has recruited 12,468 volunteers to collect 94,968 bags of […]

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