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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

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 […]

Volunteer to clean Lake Cumberland on Sept. 24

Volunteers are invited to join the annual cleanup of Lake Cumberland, 9 am until 12 pm local time on Saturday, Sept. 24. The cleanup is held at locations all over the lake to remove trash from the vast shoreline. “Volunteers of all ages will feel they have made a difference in just a few hours […]

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 […]

Please Comment Before June 1

The National Park Service (NPS) is studying the suitability and feasibility of designating a part of southeastern Kentucky as The Kentucky Wildlands National Heritage Area (NHA). Congress authorized the study and will consider the findings when decidi ng whether The Kentucky Wildlands should be named an NHA – which would benefit our region tremendously (scroll […]

PRIDE Welcomes Amy Samples to Board of Directors

Amy Samples

Eastern Kentucky PRIDE announced today that Amy Samples 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, as well as economic development through tourism, in 42 counties of southern and eastern Kentucky. Samples is the Vice President of Community […]

700 bags of trash collected during Cumberland Falls PRIDE Spring Cleanup

Two volunteers piling up trash bags filled with litter

When you enjoy the scenic drive to Cumberland Falls, you can thank 270 volunteers who picked up 700 bags of trash during the annual PRIDE Spring Cleanup at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, which was held Saturday, April 30. The bulk of the trash was collected along Hwy. 90, but volunteers also cleaned below the […]

Cumberland Falls PRIDE Spring Cleanup on April 30

Cumberland Falls

Rain or Shine – But Not Lightning Volunteers are invited to enjoy the great outdoors by joining the PRIDE Spring Cleanup at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park on Saturday, April 30. Registration opens at 8:00 am, and the cleanup will end by noon. “Volunteering to make our roads look their best is a great way […]

Mill Springs Battlefield Park Day – April 16

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