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April is PRIDE Spring Cleanup Month

Celebrating 20 Years: 433,460 Volunteers and Counting The PRIDE Spring Cleanup has become an annual tradition in southern and eastern Kentucky. Since the first Spring Cleanup in 1998, 433,460 people have volunteered with PRIDE. The tradition will continue in April 2018. Local governments will work with individuals and groups to organize cleanup events. PRIDE will […]

Planning begins for April 21st Dale Hollow Spring Cleanup

Do you want the roads leading to Dale Hollow to look their best? Then you are invited to help plan the 8th annual Dale Hollow Spring Cleanup, which will be held Saturday, April 21. The planning meetings will be held at the Dale Hollow Lodge at 11:00 am CT on March 9, March 22 and […]

Free workshops in March to equip local cleanup leaders

Would you like to see your community look its best this spring … and beyond? Then make plans to attend one of three free Solid Waste Management workshops in March that will be held by PRIDE, through a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The free workshops are designed to give concerned citizens and […]

Branding initiative begins with town hall meetings, Jan. 22-23

PRIDE is excited to announce receipt of an ARC Technical Assistance grant to pursue a branding initiative in southern and eastern Kentucky, in partnership with the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky. We have retained Steve Chandler, Chandlerthinks, as the lead consultant on this project. Mr. Chandler is a Kentucky native who brings nearly […]

USDA Rural Development awards $131,000 to PRIDE for water, wastewater and solid waste trainings

PRIDE is pleased to announced that U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development has awarded the nonprofit organization two grants that total $131,000. PRIDE will use the funds to continue a series of free training workshops for solid waste, water and wastewater professionals who serve rural communities of southern and eastern Kentucky. To receive announcements about […]

PRIDE awards $119,155 for environmental education

J Waterford, PRIDE Mascot

Eastern Kentucky PRIDE has awarded $119,155 for environmental education projects that will impact 75,536 students during the 2017/18 school year. The funding was awarded to educators across 41 counties of southern and eastern Kentucky through the PRIDE Environmental Education Grant Program, which was made possible by a grant to PRIDE from the Appalachian Regional Commission. […]

Free training for water & wastewater operators, local officials

UPDATE: Due to classroom size, this class has reached capacity. Please contact the KRWA office if you would like to place your name on a waiting list (270.843.2291 or j.cole@krwa.org). You will be notified ASAP if there are cancellations. PRIDE is pleased to partner with the Kentucky Rural Water Association to present a free training […]

PRIDE honors Pulaski County Extension Homemakers

The Pulaski County Extension Homemakers have earned the PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award, which recognizes outstanding service within PRIDE’s 42-county service area in southern and eastern Kentucky. The award was announced last night at the annual meeting of the Pulaski County Extension Homemakers. Homemakers earned the award for their volunteer service during the annual […]

Apply now for a PRIDE Environmental Education Grant

We are now accepting applications for the 2017-18 PRIDE Environmental Education Grant Program, thanks to a grant from Appalachian Regional Commission. The amount of each grant will be up to $2,750. Eligible applicants may receive multiple grants. The grant will be awarded to the school board or nonprofit organization that represents the eligible applicant. The […]

McCreary County students rob their first bee hive

On July 17, the McCreary County 4-H Bee Club robbed its first bee hive, extracted the honey and began processing it for jars. The club has six members, ranging in age from 12 to 16 years old. Under the direction of McCreary County Cooperative Extension Agent Greg Whitis, the club established two hives this spring […]

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