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9/16 – Join the Friends of Lake Cumberland Cleanup!

On Saturday, Sept. 16, you are invited to volunteer during the 28th annual Friends of Lake Cumberland Cleanup. Bring your friends and family to spend three hours removing trash from the lake’s shoreline, and then you can enjoy free food and prizes at the volunteer appreciation picnic. In the Eastern Time Zone, the cleanup will […]

Recycling bin labels

Label to make any container a recycling bin for paper. Print your label at http://kypride.org/?p=985

To learn more about why and how to recycle, view or print the brochure below. PRIDEful Recycler Brochure (8.5″ x 14″) Print the labels below to turn any containers into recycling bins for aluminum, cardboard, paper or plastic. PRIDEful Recycler Bin Labels (8.5″ x 11″) […]

Free PRIDE Workshop: Environmental Leadership & Solid Waste Management

Aug. 22 – CE Available – Free Lunch – Free Book Make plans to attend this free workshop on August 22 in Somerset. Our goal is to reduce solid waste pollution in rural communities across southern and eastern Kentucky by enhancing environmental leadership and solid waste management practices. The workshop is designed for local government […]

PRIDE grants for beekeeping clubs, butterfly gardens, other environmental education projects

Eastern Kentucky PRIDE is accepting applications for the 2017-18 PRIDE Environmental Education Grant Program, which is made possible by a grant from Appalachian Regional Commission. The $2,750 grants are available to schools and other institutions that educate students or the public – such as libraries, cooperative extension offices, conservation districts and solid waste departments – […]

PRIDE honors Pulaski County Extension Homemakers

The Pulaski County Extension Homemakers have 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 award was announced last night at the annual meeting of the Pulaski County Extension Homemakers. Homemakers earned the award for their volunteer service during the annual […]

Apply now for a PRIDE Environmental Education Grant

We are now accepting applications for the 2017-18 PRIDE Environmental Education Grant Program, thanks to a grant from Appalachian Regional Commission. The amount of each grant will be up to $2,750. Eligible applicants may receive multiple grants. The grant will be awarded to the school board or nonprofit organization that represents the eligible applicant. The […]

McCreary County students rob their first bee hive

On July 17, the McCreary County 4-H Bee Club robbed its first bee hive, extracted the honey and began processing it for jars. The club has six members, ranging in age from 12 to 16 years old. Under the direction of McCreary County Cooperative Extension Agent Greg Whitis, the club established two hives this spring […]

Hospitality training program aims to improve customer service

Michelle Allen instructs BLISS hospitality training

Excellent customer service goes a long way to earn repeat business and positive reviews, and that is the goal of a new hospitality training program offered by Eastern Kentucky PRIDE in partnership with Eastern Kentucky University Work Force Development. The two-hour training session features the BLISS (Business Leadership Innovation Service and Style) curriculum. It is […]

Highway 27 Clean Sweep sees big volunteer turnout

Despite cloudy skies and scattered rain showers, volunteers came out in force to participate in the ninth annual Highway 27 Clean Sweep Spring Cleanup event. More than 1,000 volunteers participated in the cleanup, which ran along Highway 27 and other surrounding roads in Somerset and Burnside. This year’s event took place Thursday, April 27 from […]

PRIDE hosts Spring Cleanup event at Dale Hollow State Park

Perfect spring weather made for a great turn out at the annual Dale Hollow Spring Cleanup. This year nearly 150 volunteers came out to pick up trash around Dale Hollow and the roadways leading into the popular visitor attraction. This event is part of a month-long campaign that encourages volunteers in PRIDE’s 42 county service […]

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