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Regina Johnson joins PRIDE Board of Directors

Gina Johnson

Eastern Kentucky PRIDE, Inc., welcomes Regina Johnson to its Board of Directors. She will volunteer her time and expertise to direct PRIDE, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the environment in 42 counties of southern and eastern Kentucky. Born and raised in Harlan, Johnson is currently employed at Union College as a Grants […]

Stinnett Volunteer Fire Department wins PRIDE award

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Leslie County’s Stinnett Volunteer Fire Department earned the PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award, which recognizes outstanding service within PRIDE’s 42-county service area in southern and eastern Kentucky. The fire department members frequently volunteer for Leslie County’s cleanup projects. Most recently, they cleaned two miles of shoreline during the River Sweep. “I want to thank the […]

Free Trainings for Water/Wastewater Professionals in July and September

PRIDE KRWA workshops

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 […]

1,090 volunteered for US 27 Clean Sweep

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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 […]

PRIDE Board of Directors welcomes Kristen Branscum

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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 […]

138 volunteered for Dale Hollow Spring Cleanup

2016 Dale Hollow Lake Cleanup volunteers

The drive to Dale Hollow Lake is more scenic now, thanks to the 138 volunteers who picked up roadside litter during the sixth annual Dale Hollow Spring Cleanup on Saturday, April 16. The volunteers collected 620 bags of trash along the roads leading to Dale Hollow Lake. All volunteers received a free lunch and T-shirt. […]

Cumberland Falls Beautification Day set for May 21

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Volunteers are needed for Cumberland Falls Beautification Day at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park Saturday, May 21 at 9 a.m. Volunteers will be picking up litter and trash deposited by the Cumberland River due to spring rain and flooding. Volunteers will meet at the Visitor Center at 9 a.m. to register and receive garbage bags. […]

Spring Cleanup ends 4/30 at Cumberland Falls

Cumberland Falls

SPREAD THE WORD! INVITE OTHERS TO THE EVENT VIA FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/1250823734947711/ On Saturday, April 30, volunteers of all ages are invited to join the ninth annual PRIDE Spring Cleanup at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park. From 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. ET, volunteers will pick up litter along Hwy. 90 and other roads near […]

RAIN OR SHINE: Volunteer to Clean Sweep US 27 on April 21

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On Thursday, April 21, volunteers are invited to pick up roadside litter during the eighth annual PRIDE Clean Sweep of US 27. Rain or shine, volunteers can pick up litter any time they choose between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. At Noon, all volunteers are invited to The Center for Rural Development […]

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