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Regional Branding Initiative: Natural beauty and outdoor recreation are tops in Southern and Eastern Kentucky

Natural beauty and outdoor recreation are the top tourism assets of Southern and Eastern Kentucky, based on research recently completed through a regional branding initiative by PRIDE in partnership with the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky through a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission. “This research confirms that our natural resources are critical to the economy […]

Volunteers removed 485 bags of trash from Dale Hollow roads

Photo by Terry of Hendricks Creek Resort

Volunteers picked up enough roadside litter near Dale Hollow Lake to fill 485 trash bags during the 8th annual Dale Hollow Spring Cleanup, which was held Saturday, April 21. The 122 volunteers enjoyed beautiful weather as they cleaned the roads leading to the lake. After the cleanup, the volunteers gathered at Dale Hollow State Resort […]

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 […]

Shelby Valley National Honor Society earns PRIDE’s Volunteer of the Month Award

Pikeville, KY — Protecting the environment and working with others to advance environmental education is part of Eastern Kentucky PRIDE’s mission. The students of the Shelby Valley National Honor Society in Pikeville are embracing that mission through their community service efforts and PRIDE is pleased to present them with the Volunteer of the Month award […]

Labels to make your own recycling bins

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″) […]

Homemakers from Johnson County are region’s top PRIDE volunteers

Members of the Red Bush Homemakers accepted the PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award

The Red Bush Homemakers, also known as the “Busy Bees,” earned the PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award for their ongoing efforts to keep their Johnson County community free of roadside litter. The Red Bush Homemakers have been conducting community cleanup events since 1998. They hold the cleanups as needed throughout the year. “They not […]

Dale Hollow Spring Cleanup nets 400-plus bags of trash

A cookout was held for the 99 volunteers who picked up roadside litter during the Dale Hollow Spring Cleanup.

Nearly 100 volunteers turned out to pick up roadside litter during the fifth annual Dale Hollow Spring Cleanup on Saturday, April 25. Ninety-nine volunteers filled 432 trash bags with litter that they had collected along the roads leading to Dale Hollow Lake. All volunteers received a free lunch, and several won door prizes. Sulphur Creek […]

249 volunteers cleaned roads at Cumberland Falls

Members of the Whitley County JROTC, the largest school-based volunteer group at the 2015 Cumberland Falls Spring Cleanup, before the cleanup began. Photo courtesy of Cumberland Falls Ramblings community page at www.facebook.com

The Cumberland Falls Spring Cleanup on March 28 drew 249 volunteers to pick up litter along Hwy. 90 and other roads near Cumberland Falls State Resort Park. They removed 453 bags of trash and eight tires from the scenic route. “I want to tell each and every volunteer how much you are appreciated,” said Tammie […]

Winter gardening at Pikeville Elementary

PES students who work in the winter garden accepted the PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award. High school students involved in the project were not available at the time the photo was taken.

Fresh vegetables are on the menu at Pikeville Elementary School this winter, thanks to the “Plant It for the Planet” project by students in Traci Tackett’s Primary Talent Pool and Gifted Education classes. The students, who are in grades four through ten, are tending a winter garden. The school cafeteria has served up their produce […]

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 […]

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