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2015 PRIDE Club Education Contracts

J Waterford, PRIDE Mascot

Congratulations to our 2015 PRIDE Club Environmental Education Contract recipients! Below are links to all the materials you will need. No materials will be mailed to you, in an effort to save paper and money. Contract Manuals and Forms (PDFs) 2015 Education Contract Compliance Manual

Casey County Middle students build butterfly garden for community

Casey County Middle School students Kayla Goad (left) and Brenna Hayes (right) accepted the school’s PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award from PRIDE’s Jennifer Johnson (center).

PRIDE has honored Casey County Middle School for a service learning project completed by its students during the 2013/2014 school year. Just under 150 seventh-grade students participated in the project, which was led by teacher Karin Weddle. They researched, designed and built a butterfly garden at the Casey County Ag Expo Center. They added wildlife [...]

Wolf Creek Fish Hatchery hosts Eco Adventure Day

Moria Painter, Environmental Education Specialist, accepted the Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery’s award from PRIDE’s Jennifer Johnson.

The Wolf Creek Dam National Fish Hatchery earned the PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award for treating Russell County’s fourth-grade students to a fun day exploring nature. Nearly 200 fourth-graders, along with their teachers, attended the hatchery’s annual Outdoor Eco Adventure Day on Oct. 17, 2014. They learned about diverse natural resources from [...]

Job Opening at PRIDE: Program Coordinator

CLICK HERE TO VIEW POSITION DESCRIPTION Eastern Kentucky PRIDE, Inc., a nonprofit organization, is seeking applications for a Program Coordinator. This is a full-time position based at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset, Ky. Qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in a field appropriate to position, such as Business Administration, Public Administration or an [...]

Bath County Rescue Squad earns PRIDE award

Members of the Bath County Rescue Squad accepted the PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award for their ongoing roadside cleanup efforts.

The Bath County Rescue Squad has won southern and eastern Kentucky’s PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award. The Rescue Squad — which is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization — earned the honor for its dedication to picking up roadside litter across the county. “The Rescue Squad always comes into my office and asks if there are [...]

#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 [...]

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