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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Big Fork Church of God’s youth group cleans up

The Big Fork Church Youth Group accepted the PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award for keeping their community clean.

The youth group of the Big Fork Church of God, located in Leslie County, earned southern and eastern Kentucky’s PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award for August 2014. The group, which has about 30 members, won the award for keeping roadsides clean in the Big Fork community. They conduct a cleanup every spring, and they […]

Russell Co. Middle invites visitors to wetland

Students tested water quality and looked for critters in the Russell County Middle School wetland before repairing it on June 9, 2014.

You may have noticed some changes to the landscape in front of Russell County Middle School. As you drive along Hwy. 127, you can see large channel rocks that were added to the school’s wetland on June 9 during a repair project that included 33 students. CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS. “We welcome everyone […]

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