Education

WKCTC’s Fall Community Education Catalog Available Online
WKCTC’s Fall Community Education Catalog Available Online

PADUCAH, Ky. — The community education catalog at West Kentucky Community and Technical College is available online and again offers a variety of experiences to individuals of all ages. Classes in culinary creation, defense tactics, beekeeping, Zumba, art and design and digital photography are just a few of the many community offerings this fall. The...

Jul 31, 2016
Empowering Students Through Technology
Empowering Students Through Technology

KENTUCKY — Each year the Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) showcases projects from thousands of students across Kentucky in a competition. This year, approximately 7,000 K-12 students and 1,800 adults registered to attend and participate in the 2016 STLP State Championship in Lexington, at Rupp Area/Lexington Center. Some 499 schools from 99 districts participated. Recorded at...

May 17, 2016
Kyndle Warriors Initiative to Unite Companies with Skilled Workers
Kyndle Warriors Initiative to Unite Companies with Skilled Workers

HENDERSON, Ky. — A new pipeline of prospective workers has opened up for Kyndle stakeholders in this region: Military personnel who are preparing to leave the nation’s service and enter the civilian workforce. And resumes are beginning to accumulate. Kyndle, the lead economic development organization for Henderson, McLean, Union and Webster counties, has hired a...

Apr 27, 2016
Education Issues: A Look at Standards and Funding
Education Issues: A Look at Standards and Funding

KENTUCKY  — The process for updating academic standards isn’t the kind of topic that inspires soaring rhetoric and passionate civic debate. Yet the top legislative priority for Senate Republicans this year is a sweeping overhaul of how public school standards are reviewed and updated in the commonwealth. In essence Senate Bill 1 seeks to simplify...

Feb 23, 2016
School Board Updated on Student Technology
School Board Updated on Student Technology

MADISONVILLE, Ky. — The Hopkins County Board of Education met Tuesday and welcomed several education students in attendance. Superintendent Linda Zellich addressed the students. “There is a wide variety of future teachers among you,” said Zellich. “Keep up the good work and come back see us when you graduate.” Assistant Superintendent Deanna Ashby reported on...

Sep 09, 2015
Hopkins, Muhlenberg, Webster, Trigg among Counties to Receive Early Childhood Grants
Hopkins, Muhlenberg, Webster, Trigg among Counties to Receive Early Childhood Grants

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Gov. Steve Beshear today announced nearly $1 million in grants have been awarded to 55 Community Early Childhood Councils covering 84 Kentucky counties to promote school readiness for children. Twenty-seven additional councils covering 33 counties have been invited to apply for the remaining funds of more than $280,000 bringing the total award...

Jun 25, 2015
Reading Solutions Offers Students a Hand in Learning
Reading Solutions Offers Students a Hand in Learning

GREENVILLE, Ky. ― The Muhlenberg County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Reading Solutions last week at 134 North Main in downtown Greenville. Reading Solutions offers tutoring in reading for students aged 4 to adult using the Barton System, a multisensory systematic phonics based approach to reading. Vickie Williams of Greenville is...

May 23, 2015
WKCTC Recognizes its 2015 Spring Graduates May 9
WKCTC Recognizes its 2015 Spring Graduates May 9

PADUCAH, Ky. — West Kentucky Community and  Technical College recognized more than 200 candidates for graduation who participated in its spring commencement ceremony May 9 at the Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center. More than 700 students qualified to participate by completing the classwork for an associate’s degree, diploma or certificate. In addition to the...

May 10, 2015
February is National Career and Technical Education Month
February is National Career and Technical Education Month

HENDERSON, Ky. — February is National CTE Month, an annual celebration recognizing the CTE community members’ achievements and accomplishments nationwide. CTE Month 2015 will give the CTE community a chance to tell the stories of leadership and excellence from classrooms across the country, and raise awareness of the crucial role that CTE has in readying...

Feb 07, 2015
Hopkins County Has Fewer Jobs than during the Recession
Hopkins County Has Fewer Jobs than during the Recession

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky — A study just released by The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce puts a spotlight on the disappointing performance of Hopkins County in producing jobs. The study performed by Paul Coomes, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Economics, University of Louisville, gives the cold hard facts that Hopkins County has lost jobs since the recession....

Jan 08, 2015
‘Close the Deal’ Program Challenges High School Seniors to Pursue Higher Education after Graduation
‘Close the Deal’ Program Challenges High School Seniors to Pursue Higher Education after Graduation

HARTFORD, Ky.  — Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson today joined local officials, educators and the business community to launch a state program challenging Ohio County High School seniors to pursue additional education after they graduate.   The “Close the Deal” initiative creates a college-going culture in select high schools for students who aren’t yet considering higher...

Oct 14, 2014
K-PREP Results Released for Henderson County Schools Unbridled Learning 2014
K-PREP Results Released for Henderson County Schools Unbridled Learning 2014

HENDERSON, Ky. —The results from the 2013-14 state accountability system have been released. This is the first time the Henderson County School District has achieved a Distinguished rating and is one of only 39 out of the 173 school districts in the Commonwealth to be classified as such. Additionally six schools are at the Distinguished...

Oct 02, 2014
Bachelor’s Degree vs. Master’s Degree: How Far Should You Take Your Education?
Bachelor’s Degree vs. Master’s Degree: How Far Should You Take Your Education?

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Many recent college graduates who have just earned their bachelor’s degree have bravely entered the work force since walking across the stage last May. However, many others have made the decision to continue their education by working toward a master’s degree. Regardless of what type of diploma you have framed in your...

Sep 11, 2013
Attorney General Holder Speaks at Global Alliance Against Child Sexual Abuse Online Ministerial
Attorney General Holder Speaks at Global Alliance Against Child Sexual Abuse Online Ministerial

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM – Yesterday, SurfKY News reported on the Global Alliance Against Child Sexual Abuse Online at a ministerial conference in Brussels. Read more about the alliance by clicking here to view the original article.  The initiative, launched by Attorney General Eric Holder and European Union (EU) Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmström, aims to...

Dec 04, 2012
Expand Education at Home, Online Paralegal Program at MCC
Expand Education at Home, Online Paralegal Program at MCC

KENTUCKY – Want to expand your education, but you have to work to make ends meet? This might just be your lucky day. Recently, Madisonville Community College (MCC) has received notification that their paralegal certificate was approved. MCC now offers a paralegal certification program online. So no matter what state you live in, you can...

Jun 26, 2012
Webster County School Board Hears Proposal to Close Slaughters School
Webster County School Board Hears Proposal to Close Slaughters School

WEBSTER COUNTY, KY – Literally hundreds of administrators’ collective hours of study, planning, and deliberating over how to not only plug a projected half a million dollar deficit but also to address long-term solvency issues in the Webster County School District ended with a presentation to the Webster County Board of Education and the members’...

May 01, 2012