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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 […]

Free Trainings for Water/Wastewater Operators in 2017

PRIDE is pleased to partner with the Kentucky Rural Water Association to present free training workshops for elected officials, drinking water professionals, and wastewater professionals, thanks to a grant from USDA Rural Development. The workshops target the 42 counties served by PRIDE. The objective is to help attendees better perform their roles and enhance the operations […]

Southwestern High School receives PRIDE Project of the Month Award

Somerset, KY — What do hydration and water pollution have in common? These are both problems the students of Southwestern High School in Pulaski County are trying to solve for the Samsung® “Solve for Tomorrow” 2017 Education Contest. For their efforts to make a difference in their community and improve student health, PRIDE presented them […]

Meece Middle School Students Earn PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award

Somerset, KY — Taking care of the environment is a life long endeavor and these fifth grade students at Meece Middle School are getting into the habit early. On November 5, 2016 Hana Saich, Ava Hunt and Grace Thompson organized and participated in a cleanup event in downtown Somerset as part of their Junior BETA […]

PRIDE Awards Environmental Education Grants Across the Region

Somerset, KY — On November 3, Eastern Kentucky PRIDE awarded $77,842 for environmental education projects in its service area during the 2016-17 school year. The funding was provided through the PRIDE Environmental Education Grant Program. The program was funded by a grant to PRIDE from Appalachian Regional Commission. PRIDE awarded the grants to schools that […]

West Carter Middle School Earns PRIDE Project of the Month Award

Carter County, KY — Inviting nature to West Carter Middle School is just one of the goals of the West Carter Middle School Science Club. The recent addition of a Monarch Butterfly Waystation to the school grounds is the latest of many environmental education tools this club has spearheaded, earning them PRIDE’s Project of the […]

Free Trainings for Water/Wastewater Operators in 2017

PRIDE is pleased to partner with the Kentucky Rural Water Association to present free training workshops for elected officials, drinking water professionals, and wastewater professionals, thanks to a grant from USDA Rural Development. The workshops target the 42 counties served by PRIDE. The objective is to help attendees better perform their roles and enhance the operations […]

The Friends of Lake Cumberland win award, invite new faces

PRIDE honored the Friends of Lake Cumberland for the group’s 26 years of service. Members who accepted the award were (left to right): Steve Syphax, Darro Cottle, Billie Cottle, Shirley Syphax, Ken Wolfram, Nancy Kincaid, Ken Kincaid, Cheri Wolfram, Mack Chandler and Kathy Chandler.

In 1990, a group of concerned citizens formed a nonprofit organization, the Friends of Lake Cumberland (FOLC), to assist the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in maintaining the lake’s natural beauty by removing debris and litter from the 1,200 miles of shoreline. Since then, the group has recruited 12,468 volunteers to collect 94,968 bags of […]

Rainbow trout raised and released by Paintsville High students

These rainbow trout were hatched and raised at Paintsville High School and now swim free in Little Paint Creek. Photo provided by Hans Doderer.

For months, Paintsville High School students have been raising rainbow trout from eggs into fingerlings, under the direction of science teacher Hans Doderer. On March 10, when they released the last of the trout into Little Paint Creek, PRIDE surprised them with an award for their Trout in the Classroom Project. The project began last […]

PRIDE awards $32,253 for environmental education

J Waterford, PRIDE Mascot

On Feb. 29, Eastern Kentucky PRIDE announced that it had awarded $32,253 for environmental education projects in its service area during the 2015/16 school year. The funding was awarded through the PRIDE Environmental Education Grant Program. The program was funded in part by a grant to PRIDE from Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky (TMMK). PRIDE awarded […]

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