Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Schools

April 26, 2010

Governor and legislators laud ACTC new EastPark building

RUSH —

An investment in the future of northeastern Kentucky and the fulfillment of a dream, envisioned by the Kentucky General Assembly’s approval of the Higher Education Reform Act of 1997, were among the laudatory phrases repeated by several speakers on Monday.

 

Gov. Steve Beshear and members of the legislature from the FIVCO Area Development District spoke at Monday afternoon’s dedication of the new $35.8 million Technology Drive building of Ashland Community and Technical College at EastPark, the large industrial park that includes parts of Boyd, Greenup and Carter counties.

 

The structure is the second building dedicated on ACTC’s EastPark campus, and it brings the total investment on that campus to more than $50 million.

 

Beshear recalled that day in March 1997 when then-Gov. Paul Patton expressed his vision for higher education in Kentucky that included the separation of the community college from the University of Kentucky and the creation of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, which in this region combined Ashland Community College and Ashland Area Vocational-Technical School to create ACTC.

 

As a result of that vision, the Kentucky Community and Technical College System now includes 16 colleges on 67 campuses and has an enrollment of more than 100,000, the governor said.

 

Some of those students are receiving the first two years of what become four-year bachelor degrees and others are receiving vocational and technical training to provide them with job skills, Beshear said, adding that more than 600 occupational training programs are offered at the state’s community and technical colleges.

 

Beshear said the 2010 General Assembly’s approval of House Bill 160, which assures undergraduate courses taught at the community and technical college align with courses taught at the four-year state universities, is a fulfillment of Patton’s vision of a seamless education by assuring credit hours received transfer to the state’s universities.

Text Only
Schools
  • brewcrew1.jpg Brew Crew brightens day for RMS teachers

    There was a knock on the classroom door and the next thing Kim Blanton saw was a steaming cup of hot chocolate and the smiling face of Jesse Allen.

    September 5, 2010 1 Photo

  • GCconvention.jpg Amending the Constitution?

    Some students at Greenup County High School ended their day Tuesday with a fresh respect for the nation’s founders.

    September 1, 2010 1 Photo

  • 0610tucker.JPG History professor retiring

    The first hurdle in interviewing Ernie Tucker is finding a place to do it.
    The Ashland Community and Technical College history professor’s tiny office is crammed with vintage tools and other eastern Kentucky artifacts so there’s no place for two people to sit down.

    June 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0610nunn.jpg 90-year-old switchboard operator is jewel of BSCTC’s Pikeville campus

    What was simply two long-time friends bumping into one another at a local department store turned into an opportunity of a lifetime for Cora Nunn.

    June 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ashland school bus route schedules

    School buses in the Ashland Independent School District will follow this schedule:   The first day of school is Wednesday.

    August 12, 2013

  • Poetry Out Loud Hands, Faces, and Voices

    A hundred pairs of eyes locked onto Cynthia Changaris, tracking her every move. A hundred pairs of ears strained to hear every word of the hoary old ghost story Changaris was telling.

    January 21, 2011 1 Photo

  • Test story

    Test document

    http://www.livestream.com/electronicmedialive

    November 22, 2010

  • ACTC College Camp Getting gross at camp

    Without waiting for an introduction, Sunni Walters brandished a baggie of red goop and confided in a visitor: “We made blood! Yesterday we made snot!”

    June 15, 2010 1 Photo

  • Reading therapy dog Pawing through some pages

    Lady is a good reading companion if you want one who sits quietly, sometimes thumps her tail during the good parts, and gives you a high-five at the end of the page.

    June 1, 2010 1 Photo

  • 052910_RoseHile_flags_138.jpg A salute to service

    Dozens of cadets placed thousands of American flags at the burial sites of military veterans within Rose Hill Burial Park Friday morning, providing each with a slow salute and considering themselves fortunate for the opportunity to be there.

    May 28, 2010 4 Photos