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Lake Cumberland cleanup draws 163 volunteers

Volunteers remove trash from a boat

Pulaski County High School ROTC members picked up trash at the Waitsboro Recreation Area during the Lake Cumberland Fall Cleanup on Sept. 24.Members of the Southwestern High School JROTC picked up trash at Burnside Island during the Lake Cumberland Fall Cleanup on Sept. 24.Members of the Pulaski County High School FFA picked up trash at […]

ARC names Tammie Nazario as Appalachian Leadership Institute Fellow

Tammie Nazario The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) named Tammie Nazario, President and CEO of Eastern Kentucky PRIDE, Inc., and Director of The Kentucky Wildlands, to participate in the 2022-2023 class of the Appalachian Leadership Institute, a free leadership and economic development training opportunity for individuals currently living and/or working in one of ARC’s

Donate to Eastern Kentucky flood relief grants

Donations are being accepted for The Kentucky Wildlands Flood Relief Grant program to assist families impacted by the historic flooding that devasted Eastern Kentucky in late July. The program will award up to $500 per household to cover immediate needs resulting from the floods. Grant applications will be available starting Sept. 21 at www.exploreKYwildlands.com. The […]

Donate to Eastern Kentucky flood relief

The PRIDE office in Somerset is requesting donations for its upcoming trips to deliver supplies to Eastern Kentucky communities devastated by recent flooding. The Kentucky Wildlands, which is a PRIDE initiative, is promoting the relief effort on social media. Donations most needed for the Aug. 3 trip are non-perishable canned goods, mops, shovels, brooms, muck […]

PRIDE Receives $1.2 million from Appalachian Regional Commission’s POWER Initiative

Eastern Kentucky PRIDE, Inc., has been awarded $1,200,000 by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to further develop The Kentucky Wildlands regional tourism marketing initiative in 41 counties of southern and eastern Kentucky. This award is part of a recently announced $21 million package supporting 21 projects serving 211 coal-impacted counties through ARC’s

The Kentucky Wildlands Hospitality Program is open for your business

Businesses can improve their customer service with free training through the The Kentucky Wildlands Hospitality Program. “Elevate Your Service” is the theme of the certificate program. It is designed for any business that serves the public, such as restaurants, hotels and retail stores. Two types of training classes are available. For […]

Shop AmazonSmile to send donation to PRIDE

Shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/61-1321358 and AmazonSmile will donate to PRIDE! AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible […]

“The Kentucky Wildlands” campaign launched to promote southern and eastern Kentucky

A regional brand now identifies the 41 counties of southern and eastern Kentucky as an enticing tourist destination: The Kentucky Wildlands. The Kentucky Wildlands is a regional tourism marketing initiative that showcases the region’s majestic beauty and rich heritage with the goal of driving economic development. Components of the initiative will include a […]

240 Friends of Lake Cumberland Clean Up

Volunteers at Conley Bottom Resort during the 2019 Friends of Lake Cumberland Cleanup (photo by Lea Hammond). The annual Friends of Lake Cumberland Cleanup was held Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. During the three-hour event, 240 volunteers removed 460 bags of trash and 39 old tires from the lake and shoreline near Waitsboro Recreation Area in […]

PRIDE’s Tammie Nazario Completes STS Marketing College, Earns ‘Travel Marketing Professional’ Certification

1. PRIDE’s Tammie Nazario (center) accepted her Travel Marketing Professional certificate from Monica Smith, Southeast Tourism Society (STS) President and CEO, and Berkeley Young, an STS instructor.

Tammie Nazario, PRIDE President and Chief Executive Officer Tammie Nazario, President and Chief Executive Officer of Eastern Kentucky PRIDE, Inc., has completed the three-year program of the Southeast Tourism Society Marketing College and earned certification as a Travel Marketing Professional (TMP). Nazario earned the certification to guide tourism development efforts at PRIDE, which is a […]

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