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WKCTC to host week of Earth Day events

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West Kentucky Community & Technical College will host several free public events next week to celebrate Earth Day.

Merle Paschedag from Greater Paducah Sustainability Project RecycleNow will discuss local recycling efforts at 11 a.m. Monday in Matheson Library on the main campus.

Individuals can learn about solar power and HVAC efficiency from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the green energy auditing simulator in the Skilled Craft Training Center in Hickory. A vehicle pollution check, including tires and tailpipe emissions, will be available from noon to 2 p.m. at the same place.

The school will host a solar thermal panel demonstration from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday outside the Emerging Technology Center on the main campus.

The WKCTC Concept Zero student group will co-sponsor a concert from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday at Carson Park. The event will begin with free horseback rides for children from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The concert will be held from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., and feature live music and poetry readings, artwork from the school's art club available for purchase and Paducah Improv skits.

Musical guests will include The Legendary Jack Martin and Good Company, Solid Rocket Boosters, Gideon's Rifle, The Melungions, Black and to the Left, Murder Sammich, Mark Donham, Wes Blackwood and Ryan Steele. The poets will include Grace Yocum and Barney Bush. In the case of inclement weather the concert will move indoors.

For more information about the HVAC efficiency demonstration and vehicle pollution checks, call the Skilled Craft Training Center at 270-856-2400. For Carson Park concert information, call David Nickell, WKCTC Concept Zero advisor, at 270-534-3269. For other Earth Day event information, call Bobby Lee, WKCTC Earth Day coordinator, at 270-534-3237.

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