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Free Trainings for Water/Wastewater Operators in 2016

KRWA workshops 2016 Inez feature

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 […]

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Apply by Feb. 12 for $500 education grants


Did snow days slow you down? No problem! We have extended the deadline to apply for the $500 PRIDE Environmental Education Grants. The application is easy to complete. If you have any questions, we would be happy to walk you through the application. Please call us, toll free, at 888-577-4339, or send […]

Avoid creating microplastics … and 6 more resolutions for a Green 2016

New Year Resolutions Web Cover 2016

#1: AVOID CREATING MICROPLASTICS: Massive amounts of tiny plastic fragments are ending up in our waterways and aquatic life. Scientists are sounding the alarm. How can you help? Avoid products that contain microbeads (cleansers, toothpaste, etc). Reduce, reuse and recycle plastics. (At the least, make sure they are in the trash, instead of blowing into […]

Please donate to PRIDE on Dec. 1 – #GivingTuesday


After a day of Thanksgiving and several days of shopping, please set aside time to give back to your community by volunteering or donating to your favorite cause. It is also the perfect opportunity to talk to children about the importance of giving back. To donate to PRIDE, please visit https://givingtuesday.razoo.com/story/Eastern-Kentucky-Pride. […]

Connect with PRIDE online and win a door prize

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

Congratulations to our last winner: Shawn Neikirk Anderson! 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 February 1. Your name will be entered in the drawing every month if you: 1. Subscribe to the […]

Fall in with Roadside PRIDE volunteers

Photo provided by TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky

Now is the time to volunteer for southern and eastern Kentucky’s fall cleanup campaign, Roadside PRIDE. “These sunny fall days are the perfect time for outdoor projects, like making our yards, roads and parks look their best,” said Tammie Wilson of PRIDE, the nonprofit organization that organizes volunteer cleanup events across the 42-county region. “If […]

PRIDE welcomes Bill Turpen to Board of Directors

William P. Turpen

Eastern Kentucky PRIDE announced today that William P. Turpen of Somerset has joined its Board of Directors. He will volunteer his time and expertise to direct PRIDE, a nonprofit organization that promotes environmental cleanup and education in 42 counties of southern and eastern Kentucky. “I look forward to being a part of an organization that […]

Union College students are region’s top volunteers

Photo by Union College. Dr. Marcia Hawkins, President; Emily Harless, Bradley Lewis, Becky Calhoun (PRIDE), Logan Smith, Cathy Lenox (PRIDE), Taylor Logan, Jodi Carroll, Director of the Center for Civic Engagement.

The Union College freshman class earned the PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award for participating in Service Day — one-day service “blitz” in their new community. On Aug. 22, groups of 20 to 25 students performed community service at 13 locations in the region, including Clearfork Community Institute, Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter, Lend-A-Hand Center, Goodwill Industries, […]

Pike County wins PRIDE volunteerism award

Photo by Jeanne Robinson. The Pike County PRIDE Clean Community Board accepted the county's trophy as Runner Up in recruiting volunteers during the 2015 PRIDE Spring Cleanup.

Pike County received a PRIDE trophy on Oct. 5, 2015, for outstanding volunteerism. Among 42 counties of southern and eastern Kentucky, Pike County was the Runner Up in recruiting volunteers during the 2015 PRIDE Spring Cleanup. Pike County recruited 846 Spring Cleanup volunteers. The county’s Spring Cleanup efforts netted 221 tons of trash, 5,323 bags […]

Johnson County wins PRIDE volunteerism award

Photo by Sarah Hill, The Paintsville Herald. Left to right: Lilian Wheeler (Johnson Co. PRIDE Coordinator), Cathy Lenox (PRIDE staff), Becky Calhoun (PRIDE staff), Judge/Executive R.T. "Tucker" Daniel (Johnson County).

Johnson County received a trophy on Oct. 5, 2015, for outstanding volunteerism. The county recruited more volunteers than any other community across 42 counties of southern and eastern Kentucky during the 2015 PRIDE Spring Cleanup. Johnson County recruited 1,960 Spring Cleanup volunteers. The county’s Spring Cleanup efforts netted 497 tons of trash and 165 tires. “On behalf […]

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