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MCC, WKCTC, Murray State sign partnership agreement for respiratory care program

Madisonville Community College, West Kentucky Community & Technical College and Murray State University have announced a formal partnership to expand MCC’s associate in applied science degree in respiratory care program into the Jackson Purchase area. The partnership, which is funded through a Delta Health Care Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will extend the reach of MCC’s...

Public invited to give input on state foster care system at upcoming regional forums

The public is invited to regional community forums April 8 in Owensboro and April 9 in Madisonville to discuss improving outcomes for Kentucky children and families involved in the state foster care system. Citizen Foster Care Review Boards in the region are hosting the forums. The Owensboro forum will take place from 3:15-4:45 p.m. CT in Tapscott Chapel at Kentucky Wesleyan College at 3000 Frederica...

Madisonville Community College celebrates graduation of school’s first class of linemen

A new program at Madisonville Community College (MCC) is putting people to work in good jobs after only eight weeks of class. The first lineman class graduated with more than half already employed and the others expected to be employed within three months. The best part is the potential salary of $75,000 within three years and as much as six figures if they are willing to travel and work overtime....

Murray State, Hopkinsville Community College partner to offer blended nursing degree program

Murray State University’s School of Nursing and Health Professions now offers a blended Bachelor of Science in Nursing program through a partnership with Hopkinsville Community College. The agreement, which was signed earlier this summer, has been implemented for the current fall semester with 55 nursing students from HCC’s associate’s degree in nursing program beginning their studies through...

Kentucky Coal Academy showcasing new mine training facility during upcoming open house

The Kentucky Coal Academy (KCA) will host an open house 4-7 p.m. Thursday, March 10, at its Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKCTC) Harlan Campus at 164 Ball Park Road, to mark the opening of its new Mine Training Facility. “The Kentucky Coal Academy is proud to have a home in Harlan, and is excited to continue providing innovative trainings to new and active miners in Kentucky...