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Got solid waste? There’s a free workshop for that

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PRIDE is pleased to offer free solid waste management training to local officials in our 42-county region. The workshop will be tailored to our area’s solid waste issues, and elected officials may earn continuing education credits, pending approval by the Department for Local Government. We invite elected officials and solid waste professionals to attend one of [...]

KidsFest in Somerset on July 12

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Enjoy fun activities and games for the whole family while learning green tips to keep our planet healthy! PRIDE is pleased to partner with The Center for Rural Development and Walmart to host this free event for kids.  Learn more at http://centertech.com/2014/06/kidsfest-green-means-go/

PRIDE officers in place for 2014-2015

The PRIDE Board of Directors will be led in 2014/2015 by (left to right) Chairman Phil Osborne, President/CEO Tammie Wilson, Secretary Sandy Gay and Vice Chairman Jack Keeney. Treasurer A.L. Sinclair is not in the photo.

The 2014-2015 leadership team is in place at Eastern Kentucky PRIDE, Inc., the nonprofit organization caring for the environment in 42 counties of southern and eastern Kentucky. At its June 24 meeting, the PRIDE Board of Directors selected its new officers, who, aside from the President, are volunteers. “I appreciate the time and energy these [...]

Russell Co. Middle invites visitors to wetland

Students tested water quality and looked for critters in the Russell County Middle School wetland before repairing it on June 9, 2014.

You may have noticed some changes to the landscape in front of Russell County Middle School. As you drive along Hwy. 127, you can see large channel rocks that were added to the school’s wetland on June 9 during a repair project that included 33 students. CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS. “We welcome everyone [...]

Tompkinsville Elementary leads city’s Spring Cleanup

Tompkinsville Elementary School teacher Dana Hammer accepted the PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award. Congratulating her were (left to right) Mike Turner, Cecilia Stephens (Monroe County Board of Education), Mayor Jeff Proffitt, Bob Geer (Monroe County Tourism) and Neva Lou Reagan (Tompkinsville PRIDE Coordinator).

Dana Hammer, a teacher at Tompkinsville Elementary School, has been honored as an outstanding volunteer in southern and eastern Kentucky. She received the PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award for leading the TES PRIDE Club to spearhead the Tompkinsville Spring Cleanup Day on April 26, 2014. CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS. PRIDE Club members [...]

Connect with PRIDE online and win a door prize

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

Congratulations to our July winner: Evonne Jennings Whalen! 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 August 1. Your name will be entered in the drawing every month if [...]

Outdoor learning at West Carter Middle

West Carter Middle School PRIDE Club members showed off their PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award, along with ribbon from the ribbon-cutting ceremony at their outdoor learning center.

  For creating an outdoor learning center, the West Carter Middle School PRIDE Club won the PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award. Members of the school’s PRIDE Club, which explores nature and performs community service, built the outdoor learning center over the past two years. It features a wetland, a greenhouse built from [...]

Lee County’s Robert Johnson honored for helping neighbor

Lee County’s Robert Johnson accepted southern and eastern Kentucky’s PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award from Sandy Gay, PRIDE officer and Lee County Conservation District Program Coordinator.

PRIDE and the Lee County Conservation District honored Robert Johnson for being a good neighbor. “It means so much when a neighbor helps someone who needs it, seeking no personal gain for himself,” said Sandy Gay, who is the Conservation District Program Coordinator and a PRIDE officer. She surprised Johnson with the PRIDE Volunteer of [...]

Bell Elementary students, teachers, parents build bluebird boxes

Bell Elementary School teacher Jessica Thrasher and members of her PRIDE Club accepted the PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award from PRIDE’s Jennifer Johnson.

Wayne County’s Bell Elementary School PRIDE Club has won the PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award. During a PRIDE Club meeting, 82 first and second-grade students built bluebird boxes to put up at their homes. They discussed the importance of creating safe homes for bluebirds, which are native to this area. More than [...]

Adair Co. High project combines art, renewable energy, recycling

On May 20, the community gathered at the Adair County High School PRIDE Arboretum to enjoy an illuminated art display featuring solar-powered lights and recycled glass and wood. The display, entitled “This Is Art,” was the result of a year-long project by a team of 40 ACHS students. Their unique creation earned the PRIDE Environmental [...]

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