About 700 workers at Paducah's United States Enrichment Corporation Plant have been laid off since the plant stopped enriching uranium nearly a year ago. More layoffs are slated for late June or early July.
A national accrediting agency says area high school students taking college classes through West Kentucky Community and Technical College are getting the same caliber of education they’d get on the college campus.
The classic Tchaikovsky ballet "Swan Lake" is performed at Paducah's West Kentucky Community and Technical College's Clemens Fine Arts Center tomorrow night (April 24) at 7:30 p.m. Fifty dancers of the Moscow Festival Ballet perform the great work. Kate Lochte speaks with Gail Robinson Butler, Director of the Clemens Fine Arts Center for a preview.
Bands convene at Carson Park this Saturday (April 21) for an Earth Day Concert benefiting recycling in Paducah. The event seeks to bring the community together to help plant sunflowers, which will bloom in July/August. Tracy Ross speaks with David Nickell of West Kentucky Community and Technical College for a preview.
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.
Note: This conversation was recorded before the postponement announcement.
Update: The WKCTC Community Chorus is canceled for Sunday, December 8. The Art Sale may open at some point during the week.
The Paducah School of Art & Design have postponed their art sale until next weekend due to inclement weather. Their annual Student and Faculty sale showcases work done in the program, with a small portion of the sale benefiting the school.
Kate Lochte speaks with Paul Aho, Dean of the Paducah School of Art & Design about the activities.