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Dr. Ty Handy announced as new JCTC President
Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) President Jay K. Box announced today the appointment of Dr. Ty J. Handy as president of Jefferson Community and Technical College (JCTC).
More than 100 guests and exhibitors attended the third annual KCTCS/UK Supplier Diversity Fair held at the Prichard Community Center on October 1 in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.
The Kentucky Fire Commission will be escorting families of fallen firefighters from across the state to the 34th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Activities will be held October 2-5 at the memorial located on the campus of the National Fire Academy.

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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