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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 […]

Pulaski County Library offers PRIDE Club for all ages

Pulaski County Public Library PRIDE Club, PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award, February 2014

Children of all ages are invited to explore nature and stewardship during monthly meetings of the Pulaski County Public Library PRIDE Club. Membership is not required because this club is open to everyone. During the March 20th PRIDE Club meeting, there was a surprise presentation to the library staff of the PRIDE Environmental Education Project […]

PRIDE honors Our Lady of the Mountains School

Our Lady of the Mountains School faculty and students accepted the PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award for March 2014.

The PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award was presented to Our Lady of the Mountains Elementary School, which is operated in the historic Mayo Mansion in downtown Paintsville by the Diocese of Lexington. “We want to thank Our Lady of the Mountains for its years of volunteer service to the community,” said PRIDE’s Mark Davis, […]

Corbin kindergarteners take nature photos with PRIDE

Corbin Primary School kindergarten students win PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award January 2014

In January, 175 kindergarten students at Corbin Primary School participated in a nature photo contest. They learned how to use the digital cameras, which had been purchased with PRIDE funds, and earned the PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award. “This contest was a great way to open students’ eyes to the natural beauty […]

Free Water and Wastewater Training Workshops

REGISTER BY APRIL 9 FOR THE LAST TRAINING (APRIL 23-24, HAZARD) PRIDE is pleased to partner with the Kentucky Rural Water Association to present a free training workshop for elected officials, drinking water professionals, and wastewater professionals, thanks to a grant from USDA Rural Development. The worskshop is targeted to the

Laurel County students enjoy 4-H Eco EDventures

Laurel County 4-H Youth Development Extension Agent Kim Whitson accepted the PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award from PRIDE’s Jennifer Johnson.

For its 4-H Eco EDventures program, the Laurel County Extension Service has earned southern and eastern Kentucky’s PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award. “Students had fun while they learned about the environment, so those memories will stick with them,” said PRIDE’s Jennifer Johnson, who taught at the event and later presented the PRIDE […]

Wolfe County, Forest Service and PRIDE team up to clean up

Logos of U.S. Forest Service and Eastern Kentucky PRIDE

We are pleased to announce a partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and Wolfe County Fiscal Court that will improve the quality of water flowing from Campton toward the Red River Gorge. Together, we will remove trash along Swift Camp Creek, a tributary of the Red River. The four-mile cleanup will begin near the city’s […]

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