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The One Book, One Campus, One Community Read project at West Kentucky Community and Technical College has inspired a community-wide art contest centered around the book Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline, an historical novel staged between 1850-1930 and the effort to bring orphan children by train from northern cities to America's heartland. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Paducah School of Art and Design Dean Paul Aho about how to enter the contest.

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West Kentucky Community and Technical College plans to go tobacco-free next fall, while the Kentucky Community and Technical College System offices in Versailles and several others in the system are enforcing their ban starting Jan. 1.


West Kentucky Community and Technical College's Challenger Learning Center hosts a 45-minute presentation in a STARLAB portable planetarium. It's a program designed to teach kids about constellations and how the night sky changes. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Dr. Victor Taveras, a member of the physics faculty about the event and a real-life viewing following the STARLAB experience, weather depending.


Chicken andouille, schnitzel, tiramisu and more are on the subject list for students attending a culinary class starting next week at West Kentucky Community and Technical College in Paducah. Kate Lochte speaks with Chef Patrick Fletcher about the five-week course on Sounds Good.

Stacie Berdan, International Career Expert, Facebook

Raising Global Children is the newest book of author, business executive and international careers expert Stacie Berdan who presents strategies and tactics for success in a global marketplace at WKCTC this evening. Berdan says its important for everyone in today's workplace to become global thinkers, whether working abroad or bringing global thinking into your workplace. She shares some of her experiences working with multi-national clients with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good.

WKCTC Arts in Focus Showcases Music from the 70s

Sep 10, 2014

We speak with Jim Duffy, producer of the show "This is the 70s" a multimedia blend of live music, historical film clips, dance, fashion, and computer animation celebrating the decade - on stage this Saturday at 7:30 PM in the West Kentucky Community & Technical College Clemens Fine Arts Center. Duffy previews the show with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good.

WKCTC Among Finalists for Aspen Prize

Sep 4, 2014
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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.


West Kentucky Community and Technical College President Dr. Barbara Veazey says plans to renovate the Kitchens Building to accommodate the expansion of the Paducah School of Art and Design has been years in the making. On Sounds Good, she gives some historical context to the project and hopes for securing artistic and economic growth in Paducah.


On Friday, WKCTC received a $400,000 donation from Paducah's Carson-Myre Charitable Foundation to finish Phase 3 of the Paducah School of Art and Design campus project. Paul Aho, Dean of PSAD, speaks with Kate Lochte about the renovations to the Kitchens Building and the multitude of programs that will be housed in the new building upon completion, including a recent "surprise" addition.

Students at West Kentucky Community and Technical College will see an increase in their college bills next semester.

Vice President of Business Affairs Susan Graves says the college will see a 2 percent tuition increase, raising cost per credit hour from $144 to $147 to cover general operating costs.