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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 […]

Cumberland Falls State Park Volunteer Earns PRIDE Award

Whitley City, KY — Pitching in to make a difference in our environment, that is what PRIDE’s Volunteer of the Month Award is all about. For five years McCreary County resident, Ernie Prewitt has given his time at Cumberland Falls State Park to help keep trails clean and create an inviting scene for visitors. For […]

PRIDE Offers New Education Grant Opportunities

Deadline Extended to October 31 We are now accepting applications for the 2016-17 PRIDE Environmental Education Grant Program, thanks to a grant from Appalachian Regional Commission. The funds can be used for a variety of educational activities that achieve the objectives of the PRIDE Environmental Education Grant Program, which are: I. To encourage the understanding […]

Angela Traver joins PRIDE

Angela Traver, Program Director, Eastern Kentucky PRIDE, Inc.

Angela Traver has joined the staff of Eastern Kentucky PRIDE, Inc., which is based in Somerset and serves 42 counties in southern and eastern Kentucky. As the PRIDE Program Director, Traver will guide and promote the nonprofit organization’s environmental education, cleanup and beautification programs. She will coordinate with local officials, teachers and volunteers to tailor […]

Regina Johnson joins PRIDE Board of Directors

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Eastern Kentucky PRIDE, Inc., welcomes Regina Johnson to its Board of Directors. She will volunteer her time and expertise to direct PRIDE, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the environment in 42 counties of southern and eastern Kentucky. Born and raised in Harlan, Johnson is currently employed at Union College as a Grants […]

Free Trainings for Water/Wastewater Professionals in July and September

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 […]

1,090 volunteered for US 27 Clean Sweep

In its eighth year, the annual PRIDE Clean Sweep of US 27 surpassed 1,000 volunteers. A record-breaking 1,090 volunteers picked up litter along US 27 and other roads in Somerset and Burnside during the event on April 21, 2016. The previous record was 986 volunteers in the 2015 Clean Sweep. “Passing 1,000 volunteers is a […]

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 […]

PRIDE Board of Directors welcomes Kristen Branscum

Eastern Kentucky PRIDE, Inc., has announced that Kristen R. Branscum, who is the Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism, has joined its Board of Directors. She will volunteer her time and expertise to direct PRIDE, a nonprofit organization that promotes environmental cleanup and education in 42 counties of southern and eastern Kentucky. […]

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