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Volunteer of the Month Category

PRIDE’s top volunteer recruits organ donors

Breathitt County’s Bobby Thorpe has won the PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award for leading a special cleanup event that honored a life lost and promoted a life-saving cause. Thorpe, who is the owner and editor of the Breathitt Advocate newspaper, organized volunteers to pick up litter along Highway 1098 on Sept. 20. Two dozen […]

McCreary County Girl Scouts are region’s top volunteers

Congressman Hal Rogers presented the PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award to the McCreary County Girl Scouts in appreciation for their dedication to local cleanup activities. Photo by the McCreary County Voice.

The McCreary County Girl Scouts are a prime example of a service oriented organization driven to develop generations of community-minded individuals. The local organization is led by Service Unit Manager Wanda Monroe. Mrs. Monroe leads a group of seven troops in McCreary County, each with their respective Troop leaders, and over 80 Girl Scouts ranging […]

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 […]

Tompkinsville Elementary leads city’s Spring Cleanup

Tompkinsville Elementary School teacher Dana Hammer accepted the PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award. Congratulating her were (left to right) Mike Turner, Cecilia Stephens (Monroe County Board of Education), Mayor Jeff Proffitt, Bob Geer (Monroe County Tourism) and Neva Lou Reagan (Tompkinsville PRIDE Coordinator).

Dana Hammer, a teacher at Tompkinsville Elementary School, has been honored as an outstanding volunteer in southern and eastern Kentucky. She received the PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award for leading the TES PRIDE Club to spearhead the Tompkinsville Spring Cleanup Day on April 26, 2014. CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS. PRIDE Club members […]

Lee County’s Robert Johnson honored for helping neighbor

Lee County’s Robert Johnson accepted southern and eastern Kentucky’s PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award from Sandy Gay, PRIDE officer and Lee County Conservation District Program Coordinator.

PRIDE and the Lee County Conservation District honored Robert Johnson for being a good neighbor. “It means so much when a neighbor helps someone who needs it, seeking no personal gain for himself,” said Sandy Gay, who is the Conservation District Program Coordinator and a PRIDE officer. She surprised Johnson with the PRIDE Volunteer of […]

PRIDE honors Destiny Molden, Southwestern High junior

Destiny Molden, PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award, April 2014

  Destiny Molden, a junior at Southwestern High School, has earned the PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award for April. Bobby Clue, Executive Director of the Somerset-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce, surprised Molden with the award during the chamber luncheon today at The Center for Rural Development. He presented the award on behalf of PRIDE. […]

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, […]

Darren Sparkman saves energy and money at Morgan County Schools

PRIDE's Mark Davis presented the Volunteer of the Month Award to Darren Sparkman, facilities director and energy manager for the Morgan County School District.

PRIDE has honored Darren Sparkman for leading a winning team at the Morgan County School District. Sparkman, who is the district’s facilities director and energy manager, oversees the district’s campaign to conserve energy. A 2008 state law required all Kentucky public school districts to adopt such campaigns in response to rising energy costs. The Morgan […]

McCreary County’s Derek Jones is region’s top volunteer

Derek Jones accepted the PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award from PRIDE’s Mark Davis.

Derek Jones of Whitley City has been named southern and eastern Kentucky’s PRIDE Volunteer of the Month. Jones, who is a driver for Crete Carrier Corporation, earned the volunteerism award for regularly picking up litter along Hwy. 1651 in Whitley City. He and his mother, Barbara, adopted the stretch of highway in memory of his […]

Owsley County youth groups are region’s top volunteers

Warrens Chapel United Methodist Church Youth Group and Booneville United Methodist Church Youth Group accepted their PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award

Two Owsley County youth groups shared southern and eastern Kentucky’s PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award for December 2013. The youth groups of Warrens Chapel United Methodist Church and Booneville United Methodist Church earned the award for their volunteer effort during the PRIDE Spring Cleanup in April. They filled 139 trash bags with the litter […]

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