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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

April is PRIDE Spring Cleanup Month

If you are tired of winter, then start planning to get outdoors during PRIDE Spring Cleanup Month in April. Throughout April, southern and eastern Kentuckians are encouraged to volunteer to pick up litter throughout their communities. The annual Spring Cleanup is an opportunity to enjoy and care for this area’s natural beauty, which is a […]

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 […]

PRIDE Welcomes Corbin’s Maggy Monhollen to Board

Maggy Monhollen, who is the Corbin Tourism Executive Director and Downtown Corbin Manager, has joined the Board of Directors of Eastern Kentucky PRIDE, the nonprofit that encourages volunteers to pick up litter during the annual Spring Cleanup. Eastern Kentucky PRIDE announced on Feb. 9, 2022, that Maggy Monhollen has joined its Board of Directors. She […]

Request for Bids: Public Relations

Eastern Kentucky PRIDE, Inc., is seeking sealed bids for a Public Relations Firm to lead a regional branding initiative across 41 counties in southern and eastern Kentucky. Bid documents may be downloaded here (click for PDF). All bids must be delivered and received no later than 10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 21, […]

11-year-old Logan Strunk donates $100 to PRIDE

PRIDE President/CEO Tammie Nazario accepted Logan Strunk’s $100 donation for environmental cleanup projects. Eleven-year-old Logan Strunk earned a $500 prize for picking up 414 bags of trash from McCreary County roads in April. Rather than keeping the money for himself, Logan donated $100 to PRIDE, the nonprofit organization that promotes environmental cleanup activities across 42 […]

Friends of Lake Cumberland Cleanup is Sept. 25

Friends of Lake Cumberland Cleanup volunteers at Waitsboro Recreation Area

Volunteers are invited to join the annual Friends of Lake Cumberland Cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 25. The cleanup coincides with National Public Lands Day. “Fall is in the air, which means it’s time for this great tradition that brings together communities around Lake Cumberland,” said Tammie Nazario, President/CEO of PRIDE, one […]

Request for Bids: Habitat Project

UPDATE: Click here for Amendment to RFB ELK-30-2021-001 Eastern Kentucky PRIDE, Inc., is seeking sealed bids for a habitat restoration project on the property of the future Appalachian Wildlife Center. The full RFB can be downloaded here (click for PDF) or by contacting the […]

Cruise For A Cause on June 12: From Corbin to Beattyville for flood relief

Beattyville was devastated by flooding at the end of February. Photo by Donnie Benton, via WYMT-TV.

Beattyville was devastated by flooding at the end of February. Photo by Donnie Benton, via WYMT-TV. If you like to cruise and to help others, then make plans to join the Cruise For A Cause on June 12, which will start at the Corbin Arena at 10:00 a.m. All vehicles are invited to join the […]

Volunteers needed to clean Somerset-Pulaski County roads on April 22

Thankfully, two local traditions are scheduled to return this week: the Somerset-Pulaski County Clean Sweep and the Somernites Cruise. “We are so excited to welcome back car enthusiasts this weekend, but we need to make sure our roads look their best, so the Clean Sweep on Thursday, April 22, is very important this year,” said […]

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