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The Kentucky Community and Technical College (KCTCS) will play an integral role in Kentucky Wired, the new program to expand broadband access and speed throughout the state. KCTCS colleges, including five in eastern Kentucky’s Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) area, have been designated Community Anchor Institutions and will serve as distribution hubs for connectivity with new buildings to house fiber optic cable built on their properties. This makes KCTCS colleges a priority location for creating improved coverage in communities throughout the commonwealth.
Firefighters from across the country will demonstrate their strength and skills during the Firefighter Combat Challenge this weekend. The event will begin at 5 p.m., Friday, August 21 in the city parking lot at the corner of 2nd and Liberty Streets. The event continues at 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 22 at the same location.

Lacey Parham of Owensboro Community and Technical College (OCTC) and Venus Evans of Somerset Community College (SCC) will serve one-year terms on the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) Board of Regents. 

National data from the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) shows KCTCS is among the best in the nation in several categories.

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