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U.S. Representative Whitfield to visit Paducah Thursday

U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield (R-Hopkinsville) will present a check for West Kentucky Community and Technical Colleges TRiO (student support services) program and visit Paducah School of Art and Design Thursday, August 6.

Rep. Whitfield and WKCTC President Barbara Veazey are scheduled to visit PSADs Ceramics and Small Metals Building at 9:40 a.m. Rep. Whitfield will briefly tour the 919 Madison Street facility and meet PSAD students and faculty. Mary Hammond, Paducah Convention and Visitors Bureau executive director and WKCTC board member, will also share about PSAD and the Paducahs UNESCO Creative City designation.

Following his PSAD visit, Rep. Whitfield will present a check to Veazey, WKCTC TRiO Director Gail Bachuss and college leadership as part of recent TRiO grants from the U.S. Department of Education. Federal TRiO programs are designed to identify and serve individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The check presentation will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the lobby of Murray State Universitys Paducah Regional campus located at 4430 Sunset Avenue. Rep. Whitfield will also present a check for MSUs TRiO program.

The media is encouraged to attend both events.