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The head of West Kentucky Community and Technical College has announced her retirement.   

Dr. Barbara Veazey's last day will be June 30.

Patty Griffin, Facebook

Three singer-songwriters share the stage tonight (Friday, February 19) at the WKCTC Clemens Fine Arts Center. Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins and Anais Mitchell accompany each other in a "singers in the round" style concert. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Sara Watkins about how this concert came together, her new solo album and thoughts on Chris Thile hosting A Prairie Home Companion.

Courtesy of Janett Blythe, WKCTC

Update February 8: Conversation on Sounds Good added  

West Kentucky Community and Technical College announced Thursday the name of the main gallery in Paducah School of Art and Design's new 2D and Graphic Design Building. The recognition goes to Paducah artist and interior designer Bill Ford. 

Paducah School of Art & Design, Facebook

The Paducah School of Art and Design host a photo contest based on Ron Rash's book Saints at the River as part of WKCTC's annual community read event. Work is also nearly complete on the third phase of their campus expansion. On Sounds Good, Austin Carter speaks with Paul Aho, Dean of PSAD about the contest, the new campus addition and the 5th annual Student and Faculty Holiday Art Sale this weekend.

Clemens Fine Arts Center, Twitter

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

Jul 14, 2015
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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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