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Stearns Trail Town 5K wins PRIDE award

McCreary County Judge-Executive Douglas Stephens, McCreary County Tourist Commission Executive Director Tara Chaney, PRIDE Program Director Jennifer Johnson and McCreary County Deputy Judge-Executive and PRIDE Coordinator Andrew Powell.

McCreary County has been recognized for its campaign to raise awareness of its 200-plus miles of scenic trails. The McCreary County Tourist Commission won the PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award for the 5K run/walk it held on May 31. The 5K raised more than $2,000 for new signage at the Stearns Trail [...]

Pikeville sewer project to serve 250+ homes and businesses

To symbolize the start of the sewage lift station replacement project, an agreement was signed by Pikeville Mayor Frank Justice, Congressman Hal Rogers and Lisa Morgan, Assistant Chief of Programs and Project Management for the Huntington District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

On Oct. 9, the City of Pikeville celebrated the start of a sewer system expansion project that will benefit current and future homes and businesses. The city is replacing an existing sewage lift station, which had obstructed the view of drivers, with a new unit that can transport a larger volume of sewage. This will [...]

Yamacraw Bridge Cleanup Day – Oct. 25, 2014


Volunteers are invited to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area while picking up litter in the Yamacraw Bridge area. No pre-registration is required. Meet by 8:30 am at the East parking lot of Yamacraw Bridge, off Hwy. 92 in Stearns. Light morning snacks and coffee will be provided.   Please wear [...]

Connect with PRIDE online and win a door prize

PRIDE Mascot J Waterford says "Join us online, win a prize"

Congratulations to our October winner: Zane Burton! We hold a door prize drawing monthly to thank people who have connected with PRIDE online. Right now, the prize is a PRIDE T-shirt. The next drawing will be November 1. Your name will be entered in the drawing every month if you: [...]

PRIDE’s top volunteer recruits organ donors

VOM 14-10 Bobby Thorpe feature

Breathitt County’s Bobby Thorpe has won the PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award for leading a special cleanup event that honored a life lost and promoted a life-saving cause. Thorpe, who is the owner and editor of the Breathitt Advocate newspaper, organized volunteers to pick up litter along Highway 1098 on Sept. 20. Two dozen [...]

Volunteer at Big South Fork NR&RA on Sept. 27

National Public Lands Day

Celebrate National Public Lands Day by volunteering to pick up litter at the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Blue Heron Loop. Volunteers will meet at the Blue Heron Maintenance Building. They will begin working at 9 a.m. ET and end at 2 p.m. ET. [...]

Volunteer for the 25th Annual Lake Cumberland Cleanup on 9/20/14

Friends of Lake Cumberland logo

The Friends of Lake Cumberland invite you to roll up your sleeves, lace up your boots, and put on your work gloves to take part in the 25th Annual Lake Cumberland Cleanup. The cleanup is held at locations all over the lake in an effort to remove trash, tires, appliances, etc., from the shoreline of Lake [...]

McCreary County Girl Scouts are region’s top volunteers

Congressman Hal Rogers presented the PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award to the McCreary County Girl Scouts in appreciation for their dedication to local cleanup activities. Photo by the McCreary County Voice.

The McCreary County Girl Scouts are a prime example of a service oriented organization driven to develop generations of community-minded individuals. The local organization is led by Service Unit Manager Wanda Monroe. Mrs. Monroe leads a group of seven troops in McCreary County, each with their respective Troop leaders, and over 80 Girl Scouts ranging [...]

KidsFest in Somerset on Sept. 13

KidsFest Logo

Enjoy fun activities and games for the whole family at this third and final KidsFest event of 2014! This KidsFest will have a harvest theme. PRIDE is pleased to partner with The Center for Rural Development and Walmart to host this free event for kids. For more details, please visit http://centertech.com/2014/07/kids-prepare-to-get-wet-at-aug-9th-kidsfest/.  

PRIDE/KRWA offer free water/wastewater trainings Sept. 9, 10, 11

PRIDE is pleased to partner with the Kentucky Rural Water Association to offer a free one-day seminar (choose Sept. 9 in Somerset or Sept. 10 in Morehead) and a free two-day workshop (Sept. 10-11 in Harlan). RSVP ASAP at 270-843-2291! For agendas and details, click here: http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=381ede1ee491b1de1f4547c97&id=9fb0229d35

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