My name is Carrie Pride and I was born and raised in Bardstown. I am a graduate of Bardstown High School and Sullivan University where I majored in business administration. I am the community news coordinator for The Kentucky Standard, where I have been employed for 25 years. I am a 2022 recipient of the ECTC Beacon of Light Award, which honors African Americans for their successes, exemplary service to their professions and communities and their commitment to servant leadership and equity. I have also won several KPA journalism awards in writing and photography over the course of my career at the local newspaper. I am also a member of the Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber Diversity Program and on the Board of Directors of the ECTC Foundation. Following college graduation I traveled out west to Los Angeles and was employed as the Executive Assistant to the Director of Civil Engineering at the Auto Club of Southern California for 13 years. From growing up in a small town then migrating to a city bursting with a melting pot of culture and diversity enlightened me on more of what I could offer to our growing community. In my spare time I enjoy weight training at Darkside Athletics here in Bardstown, hiking, writing short stories and reading novels. I have one son, Joshua, and seven grandchildren. I joined the Bardstown Mainstreet Program Board to be a more active member in the events and programs our community has to offer. I have been a board member and former secretary for 3 years. In my time with the Board I have visited and toured other Main Streets throughout our region and I am impressed by our program and what we have and do in the community. I look forward to what we as a Board have in store for the future of our program.