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Regional Branding Initiative: Natural beauty and outdoor recreation are tops in Southern and Eastern Kentucky

Natural beauty and outdoor recreation are the top tourism assets of Southern and Eastern Kentucky, based on research recently completed through a regional branding initiative by PRIDE in partnership with the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky through a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission. “This research confirms that our natural resources are critical to the economy […]

Request for Bids for 2019 Helicopter Capture

Eastern Kentucky PRIDE, Inc., is seeking sealed bids for the use of a helicopter for Elk Relocation in eastern Kentucky. Helicopter services are needed January 2019. Bid documents will be available starting Friday, May 18, 2018, and may be DOWNLOADED BELOW (SCROLL DOWN) or by contacting the PRIDE office at 888-577-4339. All sealed bids must be […]

Free trainings for water & wastewater operators, local officials

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

Request for Qualifications for a Feasibility Study

Eastern Kentucky PRIDE, Inc. is requesting submission of qualifications from firms interested in being considered for a feasibility study related to the tourism and educational center being developed in Bell County, KY, the Appalachian Wildlife Center. The study should adhere to standards used for project types as developed by the USDA RD Instruction 4279-B which […]

Branding Southern and Eastern Kentucky: Updates on May 2 and 3

Two informational meetings will be held about an initiative to create a regional brand for Southern and Eastern Kentucky. The meetings will be held: May 2, 2018, from 12:00 pm ET until 1:30 pm ET, at the Heritage Hills Banquet Hall, which is located at 472 Falls Street in London. May 3, 2018, from 11:00 am […]

Volunteers removed 485 bags of trash from Dale Hollow roads

Photo by Terry of Hendricks Creek Resort

Volunteers picked up enough roadside litter near Dale Hollow Lake to fill 485 trash bags during the 8th annual Dale Hollow Spring Cleanup, which was held Saturday, April 21. The 122 volunteers enjoyed beautiful weather as they cleaned the roads leading to the lake. After the cleanup, the volunteers gathered at Dale Hollow State Resort […]

Cumberland Falls PRIDE Spring Cleanup on April 28

On Saturday, April 28, volunteers of all ages are invited to join the annual PRIDE Spring Cleanup at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park. Since the first event in 2008, the Cumberland Falls Spring Cleanup has mobilized 3,443 volunteers to pick up roadside litter near this popular attraction before tourist season each year. “This is a […]

$2,750 grants for environmental education: Apply by March 27

We are now accepting applications for the 2018 PRIDE Environmental Education Grant Program, thanks to a grant from Appalachian Regional Commission. The amount of each grant will be up to $2,750, plus an additional $500 to start a service-oriented PRIDE Club for the 2018-19 school year. Eligible applicants may receive multiple grants. The grant will […]

10th annual US 27 Clean Sweep on April 17

On Tuesday, April 17, volunteers are invited to pick up roadside litter during the 10th annual PRIDE Clean Sweep of US 27. Volunteers can pick up litter any time between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. At Noon, all volunteers are invited to The Center for Rural Development for a free cook-out and drawing for door […]

April is PRIDE Spring Cleanup Month

Celebrating 20 Years: 433,460 Volunteers and Counting The PRIDE Spring Cleanup has become an annual tradition in southern and eastern Kentucky. Since the first Spring Cleanup in 1998, 433,460 people have volunteered with PRIDE. The tradition will continue in April 2018. Local governments will work with individuals and groups to organize cleanup events. PRIDE will […]

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