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#GivingTuesday is December 2


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. To donate to PRIDE, please visit http://givingtuesday.razoo.com/story/Easternkentuckypride. Your donation will put PRIDE to work in our region. Thank you!

Connect with PRIDE online and win a door prize

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

Congratulations to our November winner: Barbara Farmer! 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 December 1. Your name will be entered in the drawing every month if you: [...]

PRIDE Club funds available – Deadline extended to Nov. 21


DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER AND SCHOOL CLOSINGS, THE APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, NOV. 21. We are now accepting applications for PRIDE Club Environmental Education Contracts, thanks to an award from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). The purpose of the PRIDE Club Contract is to provide funds for the continuation of previous PRIDE [...]

Pikeville High School teacher Kelly Scott is region’s top volunteer

Congressman Hal Rogers, who co-founded PRIDE, presented the PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award to Kelly Scott, the Pikeville High School teacher who sponsors the school’s Panther PRIDE Club.

  Pikeville High School teacher Kelly Scott has been named southern and eastern Kentucky’s PRIDE Volunteer of the Month for November 2014. She earned the award for devoting extra hours and effort to sponsor the school’s Panther PRIDE Club in cleanup and education projects that benefit students and the community. Scott received the award on [...]

Stearns Trail Town 5K wins PRIDE award

McCreary County Judge-Executive Douglas Stephens, McCreary County Tourist Commission Executive Director Tara Chaney, PRIDE Program Director Jennifer Johnson and McCreary County Deputy Judge-Executive and PRIDE Coordinator Andrew Powell.

McCreary County has been recognized for its campaign to raise awareness of its 200-plus miles of scenic trails. The McCreary County Tourist Commission won the PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award for the 5K run/walk it held on May 31. The 5K raised more than $2,000 for new signage at the Stearns Trail [...]

Pikeville sewer project to serve 250+ homes and businesses

To symbolize the start of the sewage lift station replacement project, an agreement was signed by Pikeville Mayor Frank Justice, Congressman Hal Rogers and Lisa Morgan, Assistant Chief of Programs and Project Management for the Huntington District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

On Oct. 9, the City of Pikeville celebrated the start of a sewer system expansion project that will benefit current and future homes and businesses. The city is replacing an existing sewage lift station, which had obstructed the view of drivers, with a new unit that can transport a larger volume of sewage. This will [...]

Yamacraw Bridge Cleanup Day – Oct. 25, 2014


Volunteers are invited to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area while picking up litter in the Yamacraw Bridge area. No pre-registration is required. Meet by 8:30 am at the East parking lot of Yamacraw Bridge, off Hwy. 92 in Stearns. Light morning snacks and coffee will be provided.   Please wear [...]

PRIDE’s top volunteer recruits organ donors

VOM 14-10 Bobby Thorpe feature

Breathitt County’s Bobby Thorpe has won the PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award for leading a special cleanup event that honored a life lost and promoted a life-saving cause. Thorpe, who is the owner and editor of the Breathitt Advocate newspaper, organized volunteers to pick up litter along Highway 1098 on Sept. 20. Two dozen [...]

Volunteer at Big South Fork NR&RA on Sept. 27

National Public Lands Day

Celebrate National Public Lands Day by volunteering to pick up litter at the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Blue Heron Loop. Volunteers will meet at the Blue Heron Maintenance Building. They will begin working at 9 a.m. ET and end at 2 p.m. ET. [...]

Volunteer for the 25th Annual Lake Cumberland Cleanup on 9/20/14

Friends of Lake Cumberland logo

The Friends of Lake Cumberland invite you to roll up your sleeves, lace up your boots, and put on your work gloves to take part in the 25th Annual Lake Cumberland Cleanup. The cleanup is held at locations all over the lake in an effort to remove trash, tires, appliances, etc., from the shoreline of Lake [...]

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