Community College

Education
3:32 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

WKCTC Among Top Community Colleges for 3rd Consecutive Year

Once again, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program has placed Paducah's West Kentucky Community and Technical College among the nation's best community colleges. The top 150 will compete for a $1 million grand prize awarded in early 2015. Kate speaks with Dr. Renae Akin, WKCTC Interim Vice President of Enrollment Management and Associate VP of Learning Initiatives about the honor.

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Education
3:30 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Madisonville Community College in Top 150, Competes for $1 Million Prize

Madisonville Community College was recently named one of the nation's top 150 community colleges, which will compete for $1 million dollars in prize funds and the 2015 Aspen Prize. Western Kentucky has two of Kentucky's four colleges on the list. The other in our region is WKCTC in Paducah. Kate Lochte speaks with Madisonville Community College President Judy Rhoads on Sounds Good about the accolades and what it means for the college.

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Education
4:43 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

WKCTC President on Transition Center for USEC Workers, and More

West Kentucky Community and Technical College President Dr. Barbara Veazey visits Sounds Good during today’s second hour. Dr. Veazey gives us an overview of WKCTC’s housing a transition center to support workers during the USEC closure. Also, the continued growth of the Paducah School of Art and Design and a look at modular online learning, and WKCTC's second consecutive ranking at one of the nation's Top 10 community colleges by The Aspen Institute - and what that means for the school and community.

Education
7:36 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Measure to Help Tennessee Students Attend Community Colleges

Tennesseans looking to attend a two-year public community college are getting some assistance.

Gov. Bill Haslam held a ceremonial bill signing yesterday at Chattanooga State Community College establishing an endowment of at least $35 million through the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation for need-based students.

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Education
8:46 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Shooting At Eastern KY Community College

UPDATE:

Law enforcement in Eastern Kentucky say  21 year old Dalton Stidham was the sole gunman in yesterday’s shooting at Hazard Community and Technical College.  Hazard police say Stidham turned himself in after he shot and killed 20 year old Caitlin Cornett and 53 year old Jackie Cornett. A minor who was injured is being treated for gunshot wounds and is listed in critical condition at a University of Kentucky hospital. Police believe the shootings were part of a domestic dispute between Stidham and Cornett.

Police believe a shooting in the parking lot of an eastern Kentucky community college that left two people dead and a juvenile wounded may have been the result of a domestic dispute.

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Education
2:23 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

WKCTC Named to Finalist List for Aspen Prize

West Kentucky Community and Technical College in Paducah is once again a finalist for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. Last year the school placed in the top five finalists, and shared a portion of the million dollar prize fund. The finalists are selected from a pool of one thousand community colleges in the country. Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College is also a finalist for the prize, which will be awarded in Washington, D.C. in March.

Afternoon Update
4:05 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 6/4/12

The National Weather Service's radar at 4PM
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/pah/

The region is under a severe thunderstorm watch until 10:00 PM tonight with a 60% chance of rain and possible thunderstorms.
Primary hazards include damaging winds and hail. Storm movement will be southeast up to 35 MPH. Low around 61.

Around the Commonwealth:

Madisonville residents are the first in the Pennyrile region to have free curbside recycling provided by the city.

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Education
2:45 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Kentucky Launches College Transfer Website

Kentucky’s Council on Post Secondary Education will launch a website this week to help students who are transferring from community and technical colleges to four-year universities.

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Education
3:36 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Number of Degrees Awarded Rises

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The number of college degrees awarded in the Commonwealth increased 4% this year. The Council on Postsecondary Education says a record 63,000 degrees and credentials were awarded in Kentucky for the 2011-2012 academic year. 

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