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Brian Heller is the new director of the Clemens Fine Arts Center at WKCTC in Paducah. Moving from Wisconsin where he was the executive director of a community non-profit performing arts center, Heller says it's a welcome change moving to a higher education institution. He speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about his time so far in western Kentucky and how he first learned of Paducah. 

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The Time Jumpers started as a group of performers jamming western swing between sets at the Grand Ole Opry. They took the sound to the Station Inn in Nashville and it came together from there. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Ranger Doug about what he enjoys most when playing live shows and what the audience can expect tomorrow night at West Kentucky Community and Technical College's Clemens Fine Arts Center.

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Good news for astronomy aficionados: NASA’s International Space Station will be visible tonight through Monday.  

The ISS is NASA's micro-gravity laboratory orbiting the earth every 90 minutes at a speed of five miles-per-second and is only slightly larger than a football field, but weather permitting, will be flying low enough in its orbital pattern to be visible for a short time.

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WKCTC's Inland Logistics and Marine Institute is funded by a portion of a $23.8 million dollar grant through the US Labor Department Trade Adjustments and Assistance Community College and Career Training Program, to start and grow their program and improve online content in an effort to provide training for high-skilled, high-wage positions. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with the program's director Troy Courtney about the program and the open house on August 10.

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UPDATE: Tuesday Evening

Paducah Police arrested a McCracken County man after Tuesday morning’s bomb threat at West Kentucky Community and Technical College.  

Harry D. Thurby Jr., 57, has been charged with first-degree terroristic threatening.  

Outgoing Clemens Fine Arts Director Talks Career, Legacy and Retirement Plans

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After 29 years at West Kentucky Community and Technical College, Gail Robinson Butler is retiring tomorrow from her position as Director of the Clemens Fine Arts Center. She stops by Sounds Good today to reminisce with Kate on her impactful career and many enjoyable experiences. 

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A West Kentucky Community and Technical College program set to begin in May will train people for potential Department of Energy work.

The Health Physics Training Program is a partnership between WKCTC and Paducah Economic Development to prepare people to clean up the gaseous diffusion plant.

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A rain or shine event celebrating Earth Day is on the radar for this weekend. It's the 6th Annual Earth Day Concert in Carson Park in Paducah, and keeping with the environmental "teach-in" feel of the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970, there will be informational displays and concessions available with proceeds supporting the Greater Paducah Sustainability Project. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with West Kentucky Community and Technical College Professor of Philosophy and Sociology David Nickell, who has the day's schedule.

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New York Times and USA today best-selling author Christina Baker Kline, author of Orphan Train, visits West Kentucky Community and Technical College as the finale to the college's 2015 One Book, One Campus, One Community Read. Although the book is set in the 75 year period between 1854 and 1929, when an estimated quarter of a million abandoned and homeless children were placed with families through the United States and Canada during the "Orphan Train Movement," Kate Lochte asks the author if she sees parallels today.

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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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