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Foundation donation helps WKCTC Reach $2.5M goal


A $400,000 donation from the Carson-Myre Charitable Foundation has helped West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) reach its $2.5 million goal for a campus project.

The project was for the Paducah School of Art and Design (PSAD) campus project, college officials announced on Friday.

According to a news release, it was in Paducah that Jane Carson Myre's father, Luther F. Carson, built a Coca Cola bottling plant in 1939 and helped many people in the western Kentucky region.

WKCTC began a fundraising campaign last year for the completion of the Paducah School of Art and Design's full campus environment in Lowertown Paducah.

The final phase of the campus project would convert the historic, 29,400-square-foot Kitchens, Inc., building at 905 Harrison Street into space for the college's two-dimensional art programs, including painting, drawing, digital photography and graphic design at a cost of $10 million with a $2.5 million match by the local community, according to the college.

Renovations to the Kitchens facility are scheduled to begin in October and the work should be completed by January 2016.

While funds for the major portion of the project have been raised, pledges, over a five-year period, are still accepted to support the many other needs of the project.

For information about supporting the PSAD, contact Ashley Wright at (270) 534-3084 or visit

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