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Free trainings for water & wastewater operators, local officials

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 workshop targets the 42 counties served by PRIDE. The objective is to help attendees better perform their roles and enhance the […]

Branding Southern and Eastern Kentucky: Updates on May 2 and 3

Two informational meetings will be held about an initiative to create a regional brand for Southern and Eastern Kentucky. The meetings will be held: May 2, 2018, from 12:00 pm ET until 1:30 pm ET, at the Heritage Hills Banquet Hall, which is located at 472 Falls Street in London. May 3, 2018, from 11:00 am […]

Cumberland Falls PRIDE Spring Cleanup on April 28

On Saturday, April 28, volunteers of all ages are invited to join the annual PRIDE Spring Cleanup at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park. Since the first event in 2008, the Cumberland Falls Spring Cleanup has mobilized 3,443 volunteers to pick up roadside litter near this popular attraction before tourist season each year. “This is a […]

10th annual US 27 Clean Sweep on April 17

On Tuesday, April 17, volunteers are invited to pick up roadside litter during the 10th annual PRIDE Clean Sweep of US 27. Volunteers can pick up litter any time between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. At Noon, all volunteers are invited to The Center for Rural Development for a free cook-out and drawing for door […]

April is PRIDE Spring Cleanup Month

Celebrating 20 Years: 433,460 Volunteers and Counting The PRIDE Spring Cleanup has become an annual tradition in southern and eastern Kentucky. Since the first Spring Cleanup in 1998, 433,460 people have volunteered with PRIDE. The tradition will continue in April 2018. Local governments will work with individuals and groups to organize cleanup events. PRIDE will […]

Planning begins for April 21st Dale Hollow Spring Cleanup

Do you want the roads leading to Dale Hollow to look their best? Then you are invited to help plan the 8th annual Dale Hollow Spring Cleanup, which will be held Saturday, April 21. The planning meetings will be held at the Dale Hollow Lodge at 11:00 am CT on March 9, March 22 and […]

Free workshops in March to equip local cleanup leaders

Would you like to see your community look its best this spring … and beyond? Then make plans to attend one of three free Solid Waste Management workshops in March that will be held by PRIDE, through a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The free workshops are designed to give concerned citizens and […]

Branding initiative begins with town hall meetings, Jan. 22-23

PRIDE is excited to announce receipt of an ARC Technical Assistance grant to pursue a branding initiative in southern and eastern Kentucky, in partnership with the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky. We have retained Steve Chandler, Chandlerthinks, as the lead consultant on this project. Mr. Chandler is a Kentucky native who brings nearly […]

USDA Rural Development awards $131,000 to PRIDE for water, wastewater and solid waste trainings

PRIDE is pleased to announced that U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development has awarded the nonprofit organization two grants that total $131,000. PRIDE will use the funds to continue a series of free training workshops for solid waste, water and wastewater professionals who serve rural communities of southern and eastern Kentucky. To receive announcements about […]

PRIDE awards $119,155 for environmental education

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Eastern Kentucky PRIDE has awarded $119,155 for environmental education projects that will impact 75,536 students during the 2017/18 school year. The funding was awarded to educators across 41 counties of southern and eastern Kentucky through the PRIDE Environmental Education Grant Program, which was made possible by a grant to PRIDE from the Appalachian Regional Commission. […]

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