Saturday is the 25th anniversary of the Lake Cumberland Cleanup, a group effort by hundreds of folks all around the lake to rid our beautiful shorelines of everything from bottles and cans to old tires and used appliances (yes, appliances).
Seven or eight years before there was a PRIDE, the regional environmental conservation organization, a group called Friends of Lake Cumberland decided to round up volunteers and collect as much trash as they could that had washed up on the shores of the lake.
We pitched in early on, to help increase awareness of the event, creating ads and other marketing items, including the bass & bald tire mascot character that the Friends have used to promote the Cleanup every year since.
To join the effort this year check out the details below or visit the Friends of Lake Cumberland Facebook page. They ask that all volunteers start by checking in at one of the locations shown below. Gloves and collection bags will be waiting for you when you get there.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH
Eastern Time Zone - 9:00 AM to Noon, EDT
Central Time Zone - 9:00 AM to Noon, CDT
Eastern Time Zone
- General Burnside Island State Park
- Waitsboro Recreation Area
- Conley Bottom Resort
Central Time Zone
- Lake Cumberland State Park (Launch Ramp)
- Grider Hill Dock
Eastern Time Zone
- Burnside Island State Park - 1:00 PM, EDT
Central Time Zone
- Lake Cumberland State Park - 1:00 PM, CDT
I am not a musician. Yet, here I sit with my Willie Nelson autographed Fender acoustic guitar. It was a gift from our friends (and clients) with the Master Musicians Festival earlier this year. At the MMF lineup launch party in March, Tiffany Bourne, president of the festival, and her board of directors surprised me and thanked me and the rest of the KSD team for our design and marketing efforts for the festival over the years.
“Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.” — Special Olympics oath
Brave in the attempt. It feels as though I’ve spent my life attempting to be brave. Too afraid of failure, or disappointment, or of what others might think of me to seize the day, I’ve often allowed thrilling opportunities to pass me by.
On occasion we need a little creative inspiration. This week our good friend and occasional collaborator, Dan Dutton, took the staff of KSD on a walking tour of an amazing private sculpture garden in development by Pulaski County attorney and art collector Richard Hay.
"A car battery, a real estate development, a glass of wine, an iPhone App, and, a urine test. What do each of these have in common?"
This was how Kirby began his lecture to the ELI (Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute) class of 2013 at the Center for Rural Development earlier this month.
Designing for the web has always been a race to keep pace with technology. But nothing has shaken things up more than the recent explosion in mobile web browsing.
KSD moved into the realm of web design in the mid '90s, when the prevalence of slow dial-up Internet speeds and quirky limitations of the earliest web browsers were a frustrating limitation to the creative design process.
The Kentucky Telecom Association (KTA) is the leading state trade association supporting and promoting the telecommunications industry in the Commonwealth.
The Kentucky Telecom Association was, until recently, known as the Kentucky Telephone Association. The name change was adopted to better define the organization’s scope. KTA decided the new name required an update of their logo as well.
Kirby Stephens Design was tasked to design the new symbol, which began with an examination of the old. We determined that not only was the logo dated,