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New Leader For KCTCS

New Leader For KCTCS

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) now has a new leader.On Wednesday, the KCTCS Board of Regents announced Dr. Paul Czarapata will be the next president, only the third since the system was formed in 1997.Czarapata has been serving as the interim president of the system since October. Prior to that, he was a KCTCS vice president and chief information officer responsible for the technology needs of the 16 colleges and Versailles office.




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Prestonsburg Movie Theater

Prestonsburg Movie Theater

For years, the people of Prestonsburg have been without a movie theater, but the Mountain Arts Center seeks to change that.The MAC recently erected a 30-foot wide, 20-foot tall screen as part of a project that has been four years in the making.Organizers hope to screen up to 40 movies a year.




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Confederate Statue

Confederate Statue

The United Daughters of the Confederacy has filed a lawsuit against Daviess County over a Confederate statue.The group claims they own the statue sitting on the courthouse lawn.In a filed complaint, the Kentucky UDC says the fiscal court is infringing on their right to the statue. They say county officials shouldn’t be able to move it.Conversations about the statue’s removal began last year amid national discussions on racism and systemic racial inequality.




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Festival Returns

Festival Returns

As festivals start to make a return to the mountains after being canceled last year due to the pandemic, officials with one of Kentucky’s longest-running events have hit the ground running.In a Facebook post, organizers with the Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival in Pineville announced well-known country music duo Maddie & Tae will perform for the Thursday night concert on MAy 27th.




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Promoting Highway Safety

Promoting Highway Safety

Governor Andy Beshear has announced plans to invest $23 million to improve highway safety near public schools to help protect students, educators and families.Beshear assigned the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet with prioritizing and targeting safety projects near school sites using state funding allocated in the 2020 Highway plan.The money will be used to design and construct projects, create turn lanes, crosswalks, pavement markings and new entrances. Several counties across the state will experience upgrades to existing school flashing lights, pedestrian crosswalk beacons and roadside signs encouraging distraction-free driving.




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House Fire Deaths

House Fire Deaths

Authorities in Kentucky have released the names of two people who died in a house fire in Louisville.Ronald Bush, 62, and Sierra Bush, 26, died of smoke inhalation, the Jefferson County coroner’s office said in a news release Sunday




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