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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 […]

9/16 – Join the Friends of Lake Cumberland Cleanup!

On Saturday, Sept. 16, you are invited to volunteer during the 28th annual Friends of Lake Cumberland Cleanup. Bring your friends and family to spend three hours removing trash from the lake’s shoreline, and then you can enjoy free food and prizes at the volunteer appreciation picnic. In the Eastern Time Zone, the cleanup will […]

PRIDE prepares for Spring Cleanup 2017

SOMERSET, KY — The temperatures may still be freezing outside, but PRIDE’s Spring Cleanup Month will be here before you know it. As we prepare for warmer weather and begin to welcome visitors into the area, PRIDE would like to invite community members in southern and eastern Kentucky to join us for our annual Spring […]

Stinnett Volunteer Fire Department wins PRIDE award

Leslie County’s Stinnett Volunteer Fire Department 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 fire department members frequently volunteer for Leslie County’s cleanup projects. Most recently, they cleaned two miles of shoreline during the River Sweep. “I want to thank the […]

April is PRIDE Spring Cleanup Month

April is PRIDE Spring Cleanup Month in 42 counties of southern and eastern Kentucky. The month-long cleanup campaign is your chance to demonstrate personal responsibility by volunteering to pick up litter along roadsides and local tourist attractions. When you join the team of Spring Cleanup volunteers, you will: Improve your community’s appearance […]

Pine Mountain Settlement School earns PRIDE award

Pine Mountain Settlement School staff accepted the PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award for their cleanup along Laden and Little Shepherd Trails. In the photo, from left to right, are: PMSS Executive Director Geoff Marietta, PRIDE President/CEO Tammie Wilson, William Field, Rod Botkins, Judy Lewis, Amanda Wiley, Joyce Scearse, Matt Rung and Riley Osborne. Volunteers who were unavailable at the time the photo was taken are: Susan Brown, Paul Creech, Mark Messer, David Shepherd and Justin Harris.

On Wednesday, March 30, Pine Mountain Settlement School received the PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award, which recognizes an outstanding act of service performed in the 42-county region of southern and eastern Kentucky. The school’s staff earned the award by volunteering to clean up along Laden and Little Shepherd Trails on Feb. 5. […]

Homemakers from Johnson County are region’s top PRIDE volunteers

Members of the Red Bush Homemakers accepted the PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award

The Red Bush Homemakers, also known as the “Busy Bees,” earned the PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award for their ongoing efforts to keep their Johnson County community free of roadside litter. The Red Bush Homemakers have been conducting community cleanup events since 1998. They hold the cleanups as needed throughout the year. “They not […]

Big Fork Church of God’s youth group cleans up

The Big Fork Church Youth Group accepted the PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award for keeping their community clean.

The youth group of the Big Fork Church of God, located in Leslie County, earned southern and eastern Kentucky’s PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award for August 2014. The group, which has about 30 members, won the award for keeping roadsides clean in the Big Fork community. They conduct a cleanup every spring, and they […]

Lee County’s Robert Johnson honored for helping neighbor

Lee County’s Robert Johnson accepted southern and eastern Kentucky’s PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award from Sandy Gay, PRIDE officer and Lee County Conservation District Program Coordinator.

PRIDE and the Lee County Conservation District honored Robert Johnson for being a good neighbor. “It means so much when a neighbor helps someone who needs it, seeking no personal gain for himself,” said Sandy Gay, who is the Conservation District Program Coordinator and a PRIDE officer. She surprised Johnson with the PRIDE Volunteer of […]

PRIDE honors Destiny Molden, Southwestern High junior

Destiny Molden, PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award, April 2014

  Destiny Molden, a junior at Southwestern High School, has earned the PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award for April. Bobby Clue, Executive Director of the Somerset-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce, surprised Molden with the award during the chamber luncheon today at The Center for Rural Development. He presented the award on behalf of PRIDE. […]

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