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Southwestern High School receives PRIDE Project of the Month Award

Somerset, KY — What do hydration and water pollution have in common? These are both problems the students of Southwestern High School in Pulaski County are trying to solve for the Samsung® “Solve for Tomorrow” 2017 Education Contest. For their efforts to make a difference in their community and improve student health, PRIDE presented them […]

Meece Middle School Students Earn PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award

Somerset, KY — Taking care of the environment is a life long endeavor and these fifth grade students at Meece Middle School are getting into the habit early. On November 5, 2016 Hana Saich, Ava Hunt and Grace Thompson organized and participated in a cleanup event in downtown Somerset as part of their Junior BETA […]

Protect yourself from wildfires

Successfully preparing for a wildfire requires you to take personal responsibility for protecting yourself, your family and your property. Every year, wildland fire causes unnecessary loss of homes and structures. These losses can be minimized if homeowners take the time to become aware of safety measures to help protect their homes. Here are some things […]

PRIDE Expands Board of Directors

It has been a year of growth for PRIDE and that includes the board of directors, which has expanded to 12 members. These new additions bring more diversity to the group that represents PRIDE’s 42 counties in southern and eastern Kentucky. As the new commissioner for the Department of Local Government, Sandy Dunahoo joined the […]

PRIDE Continues Free Training for Water/Wastewater Professionals

Once again PRIDE is pleased to announce it will partner with the Kentucky Rural Water Association to present a series of free training and workshops for elected officials, drinking water professionals and wastewater professionals thanks to a grant from the USDA Rural Development. The objective is to help attendees better perform their roles and enhance the […]

PRIDE Awards Environmental Education Grants Across the Region

Somerset, KY — On November 3, Eastern Kentucky PRIDE awarded $77,842 for environmental education projects in its service area during the 2016-17 school year. The funding was provided through the PRIDE Environmental Education Grant Program. The program was funded by a grant to PRIDE from Appalachian Regional Commission. PRIDE awarded the grants to schools that […]

Cumberland Falls State Park Volunteer Earns PRIDE Award

Whitley City, KY — Pitching in to make a difference in our environment, that is what PRIDE’s Volunteer of the Month Award is all about. For five years McCreary County resident, Ernie Prewitt has given his time at Cumberland Falls State Park to help keep trails clean and create an inviting scene for visitors. For […]

Environmental Education Grant Forms

Congratulations to our 2016-17 PRIDE Environmental Education Grant recipients! Below are links to all the materials you will need. No materials will be mailed to you, in an effort to save paper and money. The 2016-17 grant program was made possible by a grant from Appalachian Regional Commission. Grant Forms (PDFs) 2017-17 Compliance Manual 2016-17 […]

PRIDE Offers New Education Grant Opportunities

Deadline Extended to October 31 We are now accepting applications for the 2016-17 PRIDE Environmental Education Grant Program, thanks to a grant from Appalachian Regional Commission. The funds can be used for a variety of educational activities that achieve the objectives of the PRIDE Environmental Education Grant Program, which are: I. To encourage the understanding […]

West Carter Middle School Earns PRIDE Project of the Month Award

Carter County, KY — Inviting nature to West Carter Middle School is just one of the goals of the West Carter Middle School Science Club. The recent addition of a Monarch Butterfly Waystation to the school grounds is the latest of many environmental education tools this club has spearheaded, earning them PRIDE’s Project of the […]

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