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Volunteer for Cumberland Falls Cleanup on July 11 – Pre-register by July 8

Volunteers are invited to pick up litter at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, including the overlook below the Falls, on Saturday, July 11, from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Volunteers must pre-register by July 8. To pre-register, contact Olivia Immitt at olivia.immitt@ky.gov or 606-528-4121, extension 413. To promote social distancing, families […]

Cumberland Falls PRIDE Cleanup postponed

Volunteers at work at the 2019 Cumberland Falls PRIDE Spring Cleanup. The PRIDE Spring Cleanup at Cumberland Falls, originally scheduled for March 28, has been postponed. The new date will be announced in the future. “In light of the current events, as a precaution for the safety of our community, volunteers and staff, the cleanup […]

Cumberland Falls PRIDE Spring Cleanup on April 28

On Saturday, April 28, volunteers of all ages are invited to join the annual PRIDE Spring Cleanup at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park. Since the first event in 2008, the Cumberland Falls Spring Cleanup has mobilized 3,443 volunteers to pick up roadside litter near this popular attraction before tourist season each year. “This is a […]

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 […]

Spring Cleanup ends 4/30 at Cumberland Falls

Cumberland Falls

SPREAD THE WORD! INVITE OTHERS TO THE EVENT VIA FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/1250823734947711/ On Saturday, April 30, volunteers of all ages are invited to join the ninth annual PRIDE Spring Cleanup at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park. From 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. ET, volunteers will pick up litter along Hwy. 90 and other roads near […]

Three PRIDE counties share recycling dumpsters

Lawrence County donated four recycling dumpsters to McCreary County and Elliott County. In the photo, left to right, are Elliott County PRIDE Coordinator Bessie Ferguson, McCreary County Judge-Executive Douglas E. Stephens, Elliott County Magistrate Michael Dickerson, Elliott County Judge-Executive Carl Fannin, Lawrence County Judge-Executive John A. Osborne, Lawrence County Magistrate John J. Lemaster and PRIDE President/CEO Tammie Wilson.

Recycling just got a little easier for residents of three Kentucky counties, thanks to a cooperative effort among their fiscal courts. Lawrence County recently donated two portable recycling dumpsters to each Elliott County and McCreary County. After opening a recycling center last year, Lawrence County no longer needed the four dumpsters, which were purchased with […]

249 volunteers cleaned roads at Cumberland Falls

Members of the Whitley County JROTC, the largest school-based volunteer group at the 2015 Cumberland Falls Spring Cleanup, before the cleanup began. Photo courtesy of Cumberland Falls Ramblings community page at www.facebook.com

The Cumberland Falls Spring Cleanup on March 28 drew 249 volunteers to pick up litter along Hwy. 90 and other roads near Cumberland Falls State Resort Park. They removed 453 bags of trash and eight tires from the scenic route. “I want to tell each and every volunteer how much you are appreciated,” said Tammie […]

Stearns Trail Town 5K wins PRIDE award

McCreary County Judge-Executive Douglas Stephens, McCreary County Tourist Commission Executive Director Tara Chaney, PRIDE Program Director Jennifer Johnson and McCreary County Deputy Judge-Executive and PRIDE Coordinator Andrew Powell.

McCreary County has been recognized for its campaign to raise awareness of its 200-plus miles of scenic trails. The McCreary County Tourist Commission won the PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award for the 5K run/walk it held on May 31. The 5K raised more than $2,000 for new signage at the Stearns Trail […]

Yamacraw Bridge Cleanup Day – Oct. 25, 2014

Volunteers are invited to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area while picking up litter in the Yamacraw Bridge area. No pre-registration is required. Meet by 8:30 am at the East parking lot of Yamacraw Bridge, off Hwy. 92 in Stearns. Light morning snacks and coffee will be provided.   Please wear […]

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 […]

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