West Kentucky Community and Technical College

Southern Illinois University Carbondale has a new agreement that leaders hope will lead to more students, and also opportunities for growth in the art program.


For the second time in school history, West Kentucky Community and Technical College has been named by the Aspen Institute as one of the top three community colleges in the country.

The “finalist-with-distinction” placing comes with a $100,000 prize to support the school’s programs. Kate Lochte speaks with WKCTC President Dr. Barbara Veazey about the award on Sounds Good.

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A program designed to benefit Kentucky's manufacturing sector is expanding.  Governor Steve Beshear made the announcement Wednesday at the Georgetown Toyota plant, where the Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education initiative is already underway.  It is growing to include Louisville, northern Kentucky, and Elizabethtown.

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West Kentucky Community and Technical College is among the top ten finalists for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.


Ashley Wright, the director of the Paducah/McCracken County United Way is leaving to be West Kentucky Community and Technical College's Vice President of Institutional Advancement.  

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.

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West Kentucky Community and Technical College officials have given an all clear after the school was locked down when what sounded like gunshots were heard on campus.

WKCTC spokesperson Tammy Thompson says the school issued the first safety alert at 2:20 p.m. Police then searched campus and found nothing.


The Yeiser Art Center in Paducah shows its 20th Annual Teen Spirit Exhibition through February 15. Students from area public high schools, Christian schools and home schools entered a massive array of art for judging by Paul Aho who visits Sounds Good via a telephone interview with Kate Lochte.


West Kentucky Community & Technical College will return state funding after the school inaccurately reported adult education testing scores. 

Inaccurate reporting of testing scores from McCracken County’s adult education program has allowed West Kentucky Community and Technical College to get more money from the Commonwealth than it was qualified to receive. Kentucky adult education officials found student testing practices at WKCTC were not in compliance with state and federal policies and established ethical standards. Kentucky’s Adult Education agency requires the programs it funds to administer tests establishing a baseline education level teachers can plan around.