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Kentucky School of Craft
Students enrolled in the jewelry/metalsmithing program at the Kentucky School of Craft are creating beautiful works of art. Jan Stanfill of Hazard, formerly of Knott County, created both of these pieces here. Students enrolled at the school benefit from craft education as well as craft marketing and production. Those interested in enrolling in classes can call 800-246-7521, ext. 73410 or (606) 487-3410.

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HCTC helps build home

Hazard Community & Technical College employees join Gov. Ernie Fletcher in building a home with the Hazard-Perry County Housing Development Alliance for the William Miller family in Browns Fork. HCTC’s Deronda Mobelini, Ella Strong (next to Gov. Fletcher), Ron Daley, Cindy Plummer, Danny Ingram, and Veronica Oxford assisted with the construction.

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Little Theatre Presents Steel Magnolias, Robbie Smith to direct

Little Theatre of Hazard presents Robert Harling’s Steel Magnolias, to be held in November at Hazard Community & Technical College , as part of the Greater Hazard Area Performing Arts Series. 
The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana , where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done.  Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle, the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy, dispenses shampoos and free advice to her friends who have their hair done every Saturday morning.  They include the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser; the former First Lady of Chinquapin, Miss Clairee; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby, the prettiest girl in town, is about to be married.
Fans of Little Theatre will appreciate the vision of director Robbie Smith. Smith has directed several productions in Hazard over the past five years, including Little Theatre’s productions of Picnic and Earwig, as well as ARTS’ production of the musical Quilters.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in Theatre from Northern Kentucky University .  Also behind the scenes are Assistant Director Adrienne Bush and Technical Director Chris Doll.  Both Ms. Bush and Doll are veterans of Little Theatre, having starred in and co-designed the sets of several productions, including Ten Little Indians, My Son Is Crazy (But Promising), and Don’t Tell Mother.
All three bring special gifts to Steel Magnolias.  Alternately hilarious and touching, the play focuses on the camaraderie of these six Southern women who talk, gab, gossip, chitchat, needle and harangue each other through the best of times, and cry, caress, comfort and repair one another through the worst.  The women at Truvy's beauty parlor are the steel magnolias of the title: Southern belles, flowery on the outside, but strong enough inside to survive any challenge.
Steel Magnolias will be presented on Nov. 3-5 and Nov. 10-12, at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday in the Auditorium of the Jolly Classroom Center at Hazard Community & Technical College .  Tickets will be $10 for adults, $6 for students and seniors. 
Sponsors of the event are TECO Coal, David and Susan Duff, and the Hazard Rotary Club. Series underwriters are: ARH, City of Hazard , Hampton Inn & Suites, Hazard Clinic, Peoples Bank & Trust Company, and Super 8 Motel. This performance is funded in part by a grant from the Southern Arts Federation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Kentucky Arts Council.
For tickets, call Adrienne Bush at 439-1122.


Make Mosaics with Carol

Carol Johnson displays just some of the beautiful works of art that anyone can make by enrolling in the Mosaic Classes scheduled at the First Federal Center at Hazard Community & Technical College Sept. 21 to Oct. 26 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Students will make three take-home projects and will learn the “Shabby Chic” design. If interested in registering, call Janet Hurley at 487-3068.


Tracy Counts works with HCTC’s Ready to Work program

The Ready to Work program at Hazard Community & Technical College welcomes new Work and Learn Case Manager
Tracy Counts. Mrs. Counts will work with adult students who are preparing for their GED and with college students enrolled in K TAP to learn skills such as time management, study skills, and money management.
Mrs. Counts is excited about her new role. “Everyone has to have a chance and if some obstacles are removed, their chances of succeeding are so much better,” Mrs. Counts said, noting that lack of a high school degree, poverty, and low self esteem are just some of the issues that the students are learning to handle.
A total of 95 students are served by the program, noted Kim Barnes, coordinator of the Ready to Work program.     Past work experience for Mrs. Counts includes various non profit agencies in Perry and Knott counties: Volunteer Community Coordinator for Appalachia Service Project; Adult Education Instructor with the Hindman Settlement School; Knott County Works Project Coordinator (Worked with K-TAP recipients); Community Encourager for the Southeast Kentucky Initiative for Pediatric Asthma (a grant with the Kentucky River District Health Department); Health Educator for the Southeast Kentucky Area Health Education Center (provided health education programs to schools in 11 southeastern KY counties).
“Her experience made her the top pick for this position and we were also impressed by her enthusiasm,” Mrs. Barnes said.
Tracy Counts is a graduate of Virginia High School in Bristol , VA and a 1993 Graduate of King College in Bristol , TN where her major was behavior science and elementary education.
For more information about the Ready to Work program at HCTC, call Ms. Counts at 487-3646 or 800-246-7521, ext. 73646.


Surface mining & surface blasting classes offered

Hazard Community & Technical College will offer two mining related classes. An initial 24-hour surface mining class will begin at HCTC’s Technical Campus on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning Nov. 6 from 6 – 10 p.m.    Initial surface blasting certification is available through Hazard Community & Technical College .  Classes will be taught at the Technical Campus on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning Oct. 23 from 6 – 10 p.m. 
Contact Donnia to register for either class at 606-487-3037 or 800-246-7521, ext. 73037.


Barter Theatre Performs in their original musical production Man of Constant Sorrow The Story of Ralph and Carter Stanley

More than 100,000 people across the nation saw Barter Theatre’s production of “Keep on the Sunny Side: The Songs and Story of the Original Carter Family.” Now, Barter Theatre offers an even greater musical story in “Man of Constant Sorrow,” the life of Carter and Ralph Stanley known throughout America as The Stanley Brothers. This highly entertaining show played to many sold out houses at Barter Theatre in the past two years and now will hit The Forum in the Hal Rogers Center in Hazard on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. Call 487-3067 for tickets.
This funny and touching story contains some of the great original, classic, and traditional songs made famous by The Stanley Brothers. It is a celebration of their enduring music. Some of the songs featured in this piece are “Man of Constant Sorrow,” “O Death,” “Blue Moon of Kentucky,” “Amazing Grace,” “Pig in a Pen,” “White Dove,” “The Hills of Home,” and a host of other Stanley Brothers’ songs that will make you jump to your feet with enthusiasm and joy!
Conceived and written by “Keep on the Sunny Side” playwright Douglas Pote, “Man of Constant Sorrow” promises to be an evening of great entertainment. Combined with Ralph Stanley’s performance and award acceptance and at the 2002 Grammy’s and the renewed popularity of The Stanley Brothers’ music due to The Cohen Brothers hit film “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?,” the timing is perfect to see the true tale of The Stanley Brothers.
“Man of Constant Sorrow” reveals the struggle of Ralph and his older brother Carter, to find an audience for their music at a time when bluegrass and mountain music were being rapidly replaced by country and rock. Folk, traditional gospel and bluegrass were the music of their home in the hills of Southwestern Virginia . Record companies and radio station managers urged the brothers to get in on the rock n’ roll craze led by Elvis Presley, but they refused to give up the music on which they were raised.  They remained loyal to their family, their roots, and who they truly were.
Follow the struggle of the young and brilliant Carter and the loyalty of his brother Ralph Stanley as the show examines from whence this brilliant music originated and the depths of the soul from which this unique music was born. From their humble beginnings on local TV and radio to the formation of the renowned Clinch Mountain Boys bluegrass band, the show takes you on a journey through their lives and their determination to succeed against all odds. Following the untimely death of his brother Carter, Ralph resigns himself to a life of obscurity, playing his music on the road for small audiences that barely provide a living for him and his new wife. Little does Ralph know, he would explode into national prominence (depicted during the play’s final scene) during the 2002 Grammy awards where Ralph wins the award for Best Male Country Vocal and the soundtrack of the movie, “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?,” wins the award for Album of the Year.  The album featured two Stanley Brothers’ songs: “O Death” and “Man of Constant Sorrow.”
Admission for Prime Orchestra Center Seats are $20.  All Other Seats are: Adults - $15, Students - $8 (age 6 – 18),  and age 5 & under free.
For ticket information, contact Tammy Duff, performing arts series director at (606) 487-3067 or 800-246-7521, ext. 73067.

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HCTC Holds GED in Hazard

The Hazard Campus of Hazard Community and Technical College will offer GED testing in Hazard on Oct. 5 & 6. Registration for the GED test will begin at 8:30 a.m. with testing im media tely following. First time students will need to attend both testing days. On the first day of testing, students will complete the Demographics form, the Mathematics test, and the Language Arts Writing test.  On the second day of testing, students will complete the Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts Reading tests.  Photo identification is required for each student on each testing day and a signed GED application is required for all first time testers. 
For more information and to get your name added to the list contact Janet Hurley at    487-3068 or 1-800-246-7521, ext. 73068.


International Tour to Italy meeting planned

An informational meeting will be Saturday, Oct. 7 at 11 a.m. for those interested in taking a trip to Italy in May. Hazard Community & Technical College Professor Michael Strickland and Amy Stewart of Jefferson Community & Technical College are organizing the trip.
The informational meeting will be Saturday, Oct. 7, at 11 a.m. at Hazard Community & Technical College , 217 N of the First Federal Center .
The tentative dates for the trip are May 8-17, 2007.  The Andiamo includes the following itinerary, Milan , Verona , Padua , Venice , Siena , Rome and Florence . Tour highlights will include St. Mark’s Square, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums & the Sistine Chapel, the Coliseum, Assisi , The Academia, home of David, and the Lake District of northern Italy . The trip includes two meals a day, hotel accommodations, travel to Italy and back and travel while in Italy .
If you need further information contact Mike Strickland at 487-3207 or 1-800-246-7521 ext. 73207.


BACK TO SCHOOL BASH AT LEES COLLEGE CAMPUS

On Wednesday, September 13, 2006, the Lees College Campus of HCTC hosted an all-day event to welcome students to the new academic year.  Even as the weather proved uncooperative, several events, live music, giveaways, and free food brought students, staff, and faculty together for a fun time.
The Lees College Campus UNITE Coalition sponsored a Lazer Tag event which was held in the Van Meter gymnasium.  The Smith Agency, from Grand Rapids, Michigan, provided a challenging, exciting, and musical time for all.  Lester "Butch" Givens and Chris Lloyd enjoyed the participation as much as the players enjoyed the games.  Mr. Givens said, "I had lots of fun with the students, and hopefully, the college will have us back again.  "Lees Campus rocks!"  Mr. Lloyd responded as well, "Awesome!  I loved the students and the participation."  Both Mr. Givens and Mr. Lloyd interacted with the students and enjoyed their visit to Kentucky.  They invited anyone interested to visit their website www.tsanc.com for more information on the services they offer.  All who participated in Lazer Tag had positive comments, and hope that Mr. Givens and Mr. Lloyd will be back to Jackson soon with their truck full of games.  Scott Gross and Kena Mullins, who sponsor the Lees College Campus UNITE Coalition, were extremely happy with the participation at this event.  UNITE handed out free t-shirts, soft drinks, pens, yo-yo's, bracelets, and other items for students, with the clear message of staying drug-free.
Another event that captured the "back to college" spirit was live music performed by Ride the 75, a local band from Jackson.  Ryan Hamblin (lead guitar, vocals), Sam Turner (bass guitar, vocals), and Bill Scott (drums, vocals) provided an eclectic line-up of songs, several of them written by band members.  Ride the 75 members were excited to be a part of the Lees College Back to School Bash and said that the experience was worthwhile.  Each commented that he was grateful for the exposure and opportunity to perform.  Ride the 75 is open to book, and interested parties are asked to call (606) 272-0806 for information.  Also, people are invited to visit their website at www.myspace.com/ridethe75 for a peek into what this band delivers.  The secret to this band's success, according to Mr. Hamblin, Mr. Turner, and Mr. Scott, is being great friends.  Ride the 75 will be playing at this year's 2nd annual Heritage Fair on Saturday, October 8th at Douthitt Park at 4:15 p.m. and 9:15 pm (approximately). 
Other events at the Lees College Campus Back to School Bash included horseshoes, bingo, a hula-hoop contest, and a corn-bag toss.  A free lunch was provided by the college's food service.  Many desserts were also donated by faculty and staff. 
The Lees College Campus would like to thank everyone who participated and donated time or other resources to make this an unforgettable event.


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Clayton Miller Blues Band in a “Back to School Coffee House of Blues”

The Greater Hazard Area Performing Arts Series announces a performance of the Clayton Miller Band in a Back to School Coffee House of Blues show on Thursday, Aug. 31, at 7 p.m., at Hazard Community & Technical College in the First Federal Center . Admission is $10 per person (age 5 & under free)
“Blood and music bonds us together.” That is the philosophy of the Clayton Miller Band, which  is a family that sings the blues together and has shared the stage with Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Joan Jett, Mississippi Heat, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, James Cotton, and Ricky Skaggs, all before the oldest brother's 19th birthday. But while audiences are amazed by the novelty of a band that consists of Dad Larry on bass, brothers Clayton, 24, on guitar and vocals, Cole, 20, on drums and vocals and L.D., just 12 years old, wailing on the harmonica, they come away captivated by musical chops that would make any blues musician of any age proud.
Clayton's guitar playing has been compared to the early genius of Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan and his vocal maturity is well beyond his years. Cole's drumsticks are a natural extension of him and his vocals are already developing an old blues man's power and passion. L.D.'s harmonica skills have amazed the best in the business and on his own, he's been invited to sit in with some of rock and blues' biggest names. This is a band that was “born” not made, and while they have been together all their lives, they moved beyond the singing around the campfire stage in 1999. In less than a year, they were playing throughout the midwest and had been asked to appear on no fewer than ten TV shows and had features written on them in no fewer than 25 newspapers in Indiana and Illinois alone. 2003 brought big national attention with over 30 million viewers watching L.D. earn the highest series score on NBC’s America’s Most Talented Kid, as well as spots on The Today Show, Extra, Access Hollywood, and a pre-Tonight Show jam session with Beatle Ringo Starr. In 2004 L.D. appeared on Steve Harvey’s Big Time on the W.B. with a surprise jam session with Stevie Wonder. That appearance netted L.D. an invitation as the only unsigned artist on Stevie’s prestigious Christmas Charity Show. Playing music as a family is unique in a sense, but having this level of talent all in one family is now garnering them worldwide attention in the blues world and beyond.
Refreshments will be sold at the performance.
Event sponsors are: Kentucky Power Company, Dr. & Mrs. Jay K. Box, and First Federal Savings & Loan Association.
Series underwriters are: ARH Regional Medical Center , City of Hazard , Hampton Inn & Suites, Hazard Clinic, Peoples Bank & Trust Company, and Super 8 Motel.
The Kentucky Arts Council, a state agency in the Commerce Cabinet, provide operational support funding for the Greater Hazard Area Arts Council & Performing Arts Series with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.
For information and tickets, call Tammy Duff, performing arts series director, at  (606) 487-3067 or Sandy Campbell, assistant, at (606) 487-3070 or 800-246-7521 exts. 73067 or 73070. Or email Tammy.Duff@kctcs.edu


The Clayton Miller Blues Band will perform Thursday, Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. at the First Federal Center of Hazard Community & Technical College, as the kick-off for the season of the Greater Hazard Area Performing Arts Series.

Celebrating Constitution Day at HCTC

Hazard Community and Technical College will celebrate the Second Annual Constitution Day on Monday, Sept. 18 at 10 a.m. at all campus locations with an address about the U.S. Constitution by University of Kentucky Political Science Professor Bradley C. Canon .
Canon will also talk about the Ten Commandments since Kentucky has been at the center of controversy over exhibiting the Ten Commandments in public places. In June 2005 the Supreme Court of the U.S. rejected attempts by the fiscal courts of Pulaski and McCreary counties to display the commandments, yet upheld such a display in Texas . Canon will discuss these cases in light of the First Amendment prohibition against “an establishment of religion,” and place them in the context of the “culture clash” between those Americans who are highly oriented toward religious values and those who are more secular.
Utilizing the campus technology, the address by Canon will be sent to all campus locations from the Hazard Campus.
Canon is a member of the Kentucky Humanities Council Speaker’s Bureau and Peoples Bank and Trust of Hazard is sponsoring his appearance.
The Constitution Day activities will include celebrations at each HCTC campus. Art students from Perry Central, Knott County Central, and Leslie County will display their work. The Hazard High school chorus groups will perform at the Hazard Campus.
The events will be held at: Hazard Campus – First Federal Center , room 123A; Technical Campus – Devert Owens building Multi-Purpose Room; the Breathitt County Life Skills Center , Jefferson Room; the Knott County Branch in the Occupational Center ; and the Leslie County Center


HCTC to offer Evening Nursing Career Pathway Class

Hazard Community and Technical College is pleased to announce that it will once again offer its registered nursing classes (RN Program) in the evenings beginning in January 2007! This opportunity is designed to open advanced Career Pathway opportunities for many who have day-time jobs but want to change careers or further their educational degree in the field of nursing.  Although classes will not begin until January 2007, students should plan now to attend one of four pre-admission conferences scheduled for this fall.
Members of the nursing faculty at HCTC as well as adjunct faculty members will teach classes in the evening program, which will contain the same curriculum as the day-time classes. Students accepted into the Evening Career Pathways Nursing Class will be able to complete their degree in four semesters or just three semesters if you arealready an LPN.  LPN’s are strongly encouraged to apply.           
Those interested in applying for the Evening Career Pathways Nursing Class must attend one of four upcoming pre-admission conferences: Thursday, Sept. 14 at 5 p.m.; Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 5 p.m.; Thursday, Oct. 5 at 5 p.m.; Tuesday, Oct.10 at 5 p.m. All four conferences will be held at the UK Center for Rural Health Bailey-Stumbo building on Morton Boulevard in Hazard, room 214/216.
These conferences are for those interested in the evening class.  Even if someone has attended a prior pre-admission conference, he or she should still attend this meeting because it will be geared toward admission into the Evening Career Pathways Nursing Class.  Application deadline for this new evening cohort is Nov. 1, 2006.
For more information, contact Janie Richie, RN, MSN, ADN Coordinator at 487-3298 or 487-3552 or 800-246-7521, ext. 73298


Continuing Education Happenings in Knott County

Hazard Community and Technical College will offer the following continuing education classes in Knott County .
Pickin’ and Grinnin’ - Join the Pickers and Grinners as they play lively blue grass tunes.  Robert, Jesse and the Pickers invite you to come and join in the fun on Tuesday evenings from 7-9 p.m. at the Human Services Center in Hindman. Pickin’ and Grinnin’ offers an enjoyable evening of musical entertainment for the whole family.
Cookie Basket - This cookie basket is a functional container to help you store your favorite treats.  Made around a plastic gallon jar, this basket adds interest and warmth to any kitchen.  Frances Whitaker will be the instructor. For this class you will need a pair of
scissors and a small flat screw driver. Also, if you have a plastic jar please bring it with you.  The class will be held on Mondays, September 18 and 25, from 5:30–7:30 p.m. at the Knott County Branch.  Cost of the class is $28.
ACT Test Preparation - Just in time for the October 28 test date, a preparation class will be held at the Knott County Branch.  On Monday, October 23 will be English at 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday will be Math at 4:30 p.m. and Thursday will be Reading at 4:30 p.m. Cost of the sessions are $2 each.
Writers Group - If writing is one of your hobbies, you will enjoy meeting with the Writers Group.  Members will discuss writing techniques while participating in writing activities.  In addition, information on contests, workshops, and literary magazines will be shared.  Hazard
Community and Technical College English professor Donna Sparkman is the facilitator.  The meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month.  The next meeting date is October 3, at the Knott County Branch.  For more information contact Donna at 487-3411.
Cake Decorating - Consumer and Family Science Agent, Linda Combs will provide hands-on methods of frosting as well as basic cake decorating techniques. The class will be held at the Knott County Cooperative Extension Office, from 6-8 p.m. on September 14. Cost of the class is $10. To register, contact Judy at 487-3406.
Intermediate Basket Weaving Small Hamper Basket - Frances Whitaker guides you through the preparation of a hamper basket. The hamper basket will serve as a delightful challenge to you if you enjoy applying more advanced weaving techniques. The class will meet at the Knott County Branch on Mondays, October 16 and 23 from 5:30–8:30 p.m. Cost of the class $35. Please contact Judy at 487-3406 to register. 
For more information or to register contact Judy at 785-4114 or 800-246-7521, ext. 73406.

CE Classes at the Leslie County Center of HCTC
Hazard Community and Technical College will offer the following continuing education classes in Hyden. The classes are:
Beginner & Intermediate Piano Lessons - Weekly lessons may be scheduled by calling Rhonda at 487-3487. Lessons are $40 a month for weekly 30-minute lessons.  Sarah Susan Morgan is the instructor.
Self Defense Class – Fast paced, 6-week course Wednesday, September 20 and ending Wednesday, October 25 at 12:00 noon.  Classes will be held in the Leslie County Community Development Center and will be taught by Bryan Roberts from the Silver Dragon Martial Arts Academy.  Students will learn techniques of self defense and injury prevention methods along with victim awareness training and rape prevention.  Cost of the course is $65, and will be offered to teens and adults only.  Loose, comfortable clothing and gym shoes are required. 
Grandpa Jones In Person - Actually, it is actor David Hurt portraying the former Grand Ole Opry and Hee Haw star. To celebrate the upcoming theme of “Celebrating Our Mountain Music Heritage”, the Mary Breckinridge Festival Committee, along with the Leslie County Extension Service, the Leslie County Public Library, and the Kentucky Humanities Council will be sponsoring two
performances of Grandpa Jones, Country Musician and Comic—1913-1998.  The first performance
will be Tuesday, October 3 at 11 a.m. in the Leslie County Extension Office on Main Street in Hyden.  This performance is especially for senior citizens, and we ask that you bring along a sack lunch.  The second performance will be Tuesday, October 3 at 7 p.m. in the Leslie County Public Library on Main Street in Hyden.  Everyone is invited, and there is no admission fee.
Guitar & Drum Lessons - Lin Plant, formerly of Salt Lake City , Utah , is taking students to learn acoustic, electric and bass guitar, and is also offering lessons to learn how to play the drums.  Weekly private lessons are $12 for a one-hour session.   Lessons may be scheduled by calling Rhonda at 487-3487. Lessons are for those ages 8 and up.
Contact Rhonda at 487-3487 to register or for more information.

CE Classes at the Lees College Campus of HCTC
Hazard Community and Technical College will offer the following continuing education classes at the Lees College Campus of HCTC. The classes are:
Healthcare Provider CPR and Community CPR/First Aid Classes - A Basic Life Support instructor will provide information on the needed skills of CPR for victims of all ages (including ventilation with a barrier device, a bag-mask device, and oxygen), use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (FBAO).  It is intended for participants who provide healthcare to patients in a wide variety of settings, including hospital and out-of-hospital settings. The Healthcare Provider CPR class is scheduled for Friday, October 6 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and the fee is $50.  A Community CPR/First Aid class will be scheduled when enough participants call to pre-register.  Call Laura or Bryan at ext. 73531 for more details.  Pre-registration is required.
Dog Obedience - Instructor Doris Newton will guide you through the right steps to achieve new levels of obedience and companionship with your dog in a fun and motivational style.   Some of the topics covered include:  down, sit, stand, stay, heel, and come.  This 6-week course is designed to create a better relationship between dog and handler.  The class will meet Mondays at 5:30 p.m. from October 2-November 6.  Fee for the class is $50. All ages and breeds are welcome, and dogs need to be up to date on their shots.  Call Laura or Bryan at ext. 73531 for more details.  Pre-registration is required.
40 Hour Underground Mining Class - HCTC technical instructor Frank Winstead will be offering a 40-hour underground mine training at the Breathitt County Life Skills Center .  The class will meet Friday, September 29 and then Monday-Thursday, October 2-5, from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.  Students then may take the state test on Friday, October 6 in Hazard at the Office of Mine Safety and Licensing.  Fee for the class is $75 and participants must call to pre-register for the class.  Call Laura or Bryan at ext. 73531 to register.
Beginner Microsoft Excel - Explore the basic functions of this spreadsheet software to efficiently organize and retrieve your data. Practice building and editing worksheets. Discover how easy it is to format worksheets and create professional charts.  Understand how to work with formulas and functions.  Participants should have basic computer and typing skills.  Join instructor Mike Bryant as he teaches you the basics of this software that is the undisputed choice in business today.  This popular class will be taught at the Breathitt County Life Skills Center on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 19 and 20, from 5:30.-8:30 p.m.  Fee for the class is $45.  Pre-registration is required.  Call Laura or Bryan at ext. 73531 to register.
Discuss it with us…..Conspiracies - Join fellow community members for facilitated monthly (or weekly) discussions on a variety of interesting topics. The first topic of discussion will be popular conspiracy theories. Interested folks will meet on Thursday, September 21 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Breathitt County Life Skills Center . The group will have fun while delving into facts and fiction surrounding well-known theories and some real conspiracies. Future topics will include economics, politics, popular culture and topics decided by the group. If you are interested in joining this discussion group please contact Laura or Bryan at ext. 73531.
…and the Great Pumpkin - Join Local Extension Agent Martha Yount as she instructs this family friendly workshop on Monday, October 23 at 6 p.m.  Students will enjoy crafts, stories, and snacks themed after Halloween and Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin.  Bring the whole family for an evening of fun.  A $5 fee will cover materials for the workshop.  Participants need to call Laura or Bryan to pre-register at ext. 73531.
All classes will be held at the Breathitt County Life Skills Center . For more information, or to register, call 666-7521 or 800-246-7521, ext. 73531.

Continuing Education Classes on the HCTC Technical Campus
Hazard Community and Technical College will offer continuing education classes at the Technical Campus of HCTC. HCTC can offer customized training and or retraining for your company.  Grant money is available.  The classes are:
Initial Surface and Underground Mining Classes -HCTC’s Technical Campus offers
initial surface and underground mining training.  All individuals who work in Kentucky mines must have initial training and pass the state exam in order to obtain their green inexperienced miner card.  Our instructors each have over 25 years of mining experience.  Contact Donnia at 487-3037 to get your name on the list for the next classes. 
MET, Electrical, and Foreman Classes – The Technical Campus of HCTC offers Mine Electrical, Mine Foreman, and Mine Emergency Technician training.  Contact Donnia at 487-3037 to get your name on the list for the next classes. 
Beginner Motorcycle Safety Class - Beginner motorcycle safety training continues at HCTC.  Class size is limited so register early.  Classes are scheduled on the Technical Campus
of  HCTC on the following weekends:   September 16–18 and October 20–22.  Some classes are already full.  Pre-payment of the class cost of $100 is required. Helmets and motorcycles are provided.  Contact Donnia at 487-3037 to register.
Drinking Water CEU’s - A drinking water CEU class will be held October 4 & 5 beginning at 8 a.m. each day.  Gary Russ will be the instructor and cost of the class is $125.Contact Donnia at ext. 73037 to register.  Pre-registration and pre- payment is required.
For more information, or to register, contact Donnia at 487-3037, or 800-246-7521, ext. 73037.

CE Computer Classes on the Hazard Campus of HCTC

Hazard Community and Technical College will offer the following continuing education computer classes on the Hazard Campus of HCTC. The classes are:
PC Essentials - Get a three-hour computer course and keep the computer at the end of
the class.  For $295 you can get a refurbished computer complete with Windows Professional and Easy Office Software.  A 30-day warranty and free limited tech support is included.  Topics include windows and Internet, and PC terminology.  You will hook up your system and start it up in class and take it home at the end.  Class will be held September 21 from 5–8 p.m.  Pre-registration is required for the class. 
Excel - An introductory Excel class will be taught Mondays and Wednesdays,
5:30-7 p.m., September 11-27 in the First Federal Center of the Hazard Campus of HCTC.  Topics include charts, formulas, formatting, and much more. Price of the class is $63 and a book is included in the price of the class. 
Word - An introductory Word class will be taught Mondays and Wednesdays, 7– 8:30 p.m., September 11–27 in the First Federal Center of the Hazard Campus of HCTC. 
Topics include paragraph and text alignment, formatting, and much more. Price of the class is $63 and a book is included in the price of the class. 
Access - An introductory Access class will be taught Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30 - 7 p.m., October 10–26 in the First Federal Center of the Hazard Campus of HCTC.   Topics include creating and querying single and multi-table databases and much more. Price of the class is $63 and a book is included in the price of the class. 
PowerPoint - An introductory PowerPoint class will be taught Mondays and Wednesdays, 7–8:30 p.m, October 10–26 in the First Federal Center of the Hazard Campus of HCTC.  Topics include creating, enhancing, and animating your presentations. Price of the class is $63 and a book is included in the price of the class. 
Contact Jennifer at ext. 73136 to register.

Online Courses at HCTC

Want to take a course but don’t have the time to be away from home? Hazard Community and Technical College has numerous online courses you can take to earn professional development credit or just for fun! Try one of the following online courses through Education to Go or Flex Study. Take these courses through the Internet at your own pace and time, without having to drive to a class or listen to a lecture. You can register online or call Jennifer for more information at 487-3136. Go to www.ed2go.com/hazard or www.flexstudy.com/hazardcc for complete listings of available classes.
Classes begin September 20. The classes are:
Guiding Kids on the Internet - Work the Web with your kids! This essential course for teachers, leaders, and parents will give you the confidence you need for helping children get the best from the Internet.  Cost of the class is $69. 
Planning and Leading Productive Meetings - Poor meetings cause bad decision-making, lack of employee buy-in, and conflict. Avoid the pitfalls poor meetings can cause with Planning and Leading Productive Meetings.  Planning and Leading Productive Meetings focuses on the organizational and interpersonal skills you will need to lead highly productive meetings. You will see how these skills apply to routine staff meetings, cross-functional or problem-solving meetings, impromptu get-togethers, and more formal information sharing.  Classes begin September 20 and October 18 and are totally online.  Cost is $79.95
Forensic Accounting and Financial Fraud -“Where is the money? How did it happen? What were the damages? Can we take legal action?” With the incidents of fraudulent activities and dubious financial schemes on the rise, there is increasing demand for professionals skilled in these areas. Forensic Accounting and Financial Fraud has been developed specifically
to equip accountants, attorneys, and financial managers with the investigative skills they need to uncover financial fraud.   Cost of the class is $79.95. 
Classes last six weeks and are totally online.


Constitution Day celebrated at HCTC

Hazard Community and Technical College will celebrate the Second Annual Constitution Day on Monday, Sept. 18 at 10 a.m. at all campus locations with an address about the U.S. Constitution by University of Kentucky Political Science Professor Bradley C. Canon .
Canon will also talk about the Ten Commandments since Kentucky has been at the center of controversy over exhibiting the Ten Commandments in public places. In June 2005 the Supreme Court of the U.S. rejected attempts by the fiscal courts of Pulaski and McCreary counties to display the commandments, yet upheld such a display in Texas . Canon will discuss these cases in light of the First Amendment prohibition against “an establishment of religion,” and place them in the context of the “culture clash” between those Americans who are highly oriented toward religious values and those who are more secular.
Utilizing the campus technology, the address by Canon will be sent to all campus locations from the Hazard Campus.
Canon is a member of the Kentucky Humanities Council Speaker’s Bureau and Peoples Bank and Trust of Hazard is sponsoring his appearance.
The Constitution Day activities will include celebrations at each HCTC campus. Art students from Perry Central, Knott County Central, and Leslie County will display their work. The Hazard High school chorus groups will perform at the Hazard Campus.
The events will be held at: Hazard Campus – First Federal Center , room 123A; Technical Campus – Devert Owens building Multi-Purpose Room; the Breathitt County Life Skills Center , Jefferson Room; the Knott County Branch in the Occupational Center ; and the Leslie County Center .


HCTC welding program’s Herald honored

Hazard Community & Technical College ’s welding faculty member Craig Herald learned new ideas on welding at the 8th annual Leadership Symposium this summer in Miami , Florida . Herald, on left, was honored by Ray Shook, president of the American Welding Society (AWS).  The AWS honored Herald with an all-expense paid trip. At the three-day conference, he learned how personality affects learning styles and he led a session on AWS services, including student chapters. Herald was one of only 22 chosen in the nation to attend. HCTC President Jay K. Box noted, “It doesn’t surprise me a bit to learn that Craig Herald was chosen to participate. He is known on the national level for his commitment to students, just as he is known at HCTC as a faculty member working hard to see students get a good education so they can get a good job.”


Kentucky School of Bluegrass & Traditional Music Receives Grant of $25,000

The E.O. Robinson Mountain Fund has awarded $25,000 to Hazard Community & Technical College ’s new Kentucky School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music for the purchase of sound equipment and related items. The new school will be housed in the Leslie County Center building with the program to be implemented in Fall 2007.  Director Dean Osborne was hired in Spring 2006 and has been involved in the plans for equipment purchases, curriculum development, building renovations, faculty hiring, community development, and student recruitment.  This new program will support and preserve the region’s rich traditional music/bluegrass heritage. Dean Osborne thanks English Professor Deronda for writing the grant proposal for the much-needed funding. According to recent studies by organizations such as the International Bluegrass Music Association, bluegrass music is experiencing a significant increase in popularity, both nationally and internationally. 
HCTC has already started receiving inquiries from individuals throughout the region, and even outside of the state, as they move closer to Fall 2007.  This grant of $25,000 from the E.O. Robinson Mountain Fund will help the school to be well on its way to outfitting the new music program.


Global economy topic discussed

Persons interested in growing the “new/global economy” in southeastern Kentucky are invited to attend the second annual University Center of the Mountains (UCM) jobs and degrees summit Friday, Oct. 20 in Hazard. U.S. Representative Hal Rogers will be the luncheon speaker for the “Bringing the New Global Economy Jobs to Southeastern Kentucky Summit.”
The Kentucky River Area Development District and The Center for Rural Development are co-sponsoring the event to be in the First Federal Center on the Hazard Campus of Hazard Community and Technical College . The luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Workshop and round table discussions on creating and attracting global economy jobs will be held immediately after the luncheon from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  The Center for Rural Development’s economic development committee, which is open for participation by the public, will meet at 10 a.m. There is no charge for the luncheon.
For more information and to confirm attendance contact Ron Daley, Director of the University Center of the Mountains, One Community College Drive, Hazard, KY., 41701 , 606-487-3158 or at ron.daley@kctcs.edu


Clayton Miller Blues Band in a “Back to School Coffee House of Blues”

The Greater Hazard Area Performing Arts Series is busy making preparations for the Clayton Miller Band in a Back to School Coffee House of Blues show on Thursday, Aug. 31, at 7 p.m., at Hazard Community & Technical College in the First Federal Center. Admission is $10 per person (age 5 & under free).                                          The Observer’s Patrick Vassel interviewed the family about their success. He writes: “It's been a while since a band of family members has broken through to the big time and major notoriety. Long gone are the days of Sly & the Family Stone, The Osmonds, and The Jacksons. That doesn’t stop talented families from jamming in basements and crossing the country on tours that are often difficult to distinguish from family vacations. Perhaps the hottest and most talented family in the country right now is the Millers of the Clayton Miller Blues Band.
“It was sort of an accident,” Tammy Miller, the wife, mother and publicity agent for the band, says of how the family started playing music. “We loved going camping and it really just started out with jamming around the campfire.” Tammy's husband, Larry, plays bass for the band, while their sons comprise the rest of the group. Clayton is the oldest and plays lead guitar and sings lead vocals; Cole and takes backup vocals while playing the drums; L.D. rounds out the group on the harmonica.
“Clayton was the one that really wanted the band, thus the name,” Tammy explains, “Larry and Cole just helped him out and backed him up in the garage, it went from there.” Bringing years of experience and the influence of blues and rock 'n roll classics, Larry has helped guide the boys as a father and as a band member.”
To those just listening and not looking, the intense wailing of L.D.'s harmonica could easily come from an elderly blues master, and many people are shocked when they see him step up to the microphone. At the band's various gigs across the country, the youngster never fails to impress the crowds.
In short, this is going to be a great show for the family to enjoy.
Refreshments will be sold at the performance.
Event sponsors are: Kentucky Power Company, Dr. & Mrs. Jay K. Box, and First Federal Savings & Loan Association.
Series underwriters are: ARH Regional Medical Center, City of Hazard, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hazard Clinic, Peoples Bank & Trust Company, and Super 8 Motel.
The Kentucky Arts Council, a state agency in the Commerce Cabinet, provide operational support funding for the Greater Hazard Area Arts Council & Performing Arts Series with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.
For advance tickets and information on group rates, call Tammy Duff, performing arts series director, at (606) 487-3067 or Sandy Campbell, assistant, at (606) 487-3070 or 800-246-7521 exts. 73067 or 73070. Or email Tammy.Duff@kctcs.edu

The Clayton Miller Blues Band will perform Thursday, Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. at the First Federal Center of Hazard Community & Technical College, as the kick-off for the season of the Greater Hazard Area Performing Arts Series.

European travels planned for 200
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Three Hazard Community & Technical College faculty members are planning two different trips to Europe in 2007.
One trip is to Italy May 8-17, 2007; the other is to Germany, Italy, and Switzerland July 10-19, 2007.
The Andiamo tour is with HCTC Professor Michael Strickland, along with Amy Stewart of Jefferson Community & Technical College. The tentative dates are May 8-17.   The Andiamo includes the following itinerary: Milan, Verona, Padua, Venice, Siena, Rome and Florence. Tour highlights will include St. Mark’s Square, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, the Coliseum, Assisi, The Academia, home of  David, and the Lake District of northern Italy. The trip includes two meals a day, hotel accommodations, travel to Italy and back and travel while in Italy. Informational meetings will be held in the near future. If interested, call Mike Strickland at 487-3207 or 800-246-7521, ext. 73207.
HCTC Professor Scott May and Donna Sparkman are organizing the Germany, Italy, and Switzerland trip, July 10-19. The itinerary is complete and available for previewing by any interested person. Rothenburg, Munich, Innsbruck, Venice, Lucerne, and Heidelburg are some of the great cities on the visit. Anyone interested in traveling to Germany, Italy, and Switzerland (with a day in Austria and an optional add-on 3-day excursion to Paris), then contact scott.may@kctcs.ed
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Conservatory of Performing Arts offered at HCT
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Auditions will be Tuesday, Aug. 29 at 4:30 p.m. for young people interested in theatre. A new concept in arts education is the brainchild of Carol Combs, in partnership with Appalachian Regional Theatre Society and Hazard Community and Technical College.
Ms. Combs plans to open a Conservatory of Performing Arts for young people (grades three through 12) who have an interest and ability in theatre on Aug. 29 by beginning with auditions. Enrollment will be by audition only, classes will be small, and tuition is $10 per hour.
Students will meet with instructors once a week for three months for training in acting, singing, and dancing. These classes will culminate in a Student Showcase—a public performance.
Classes will be on the Hazard Campus at HCTC in the auditorium of the Jolly Classroom Center every Tuesday beginning at 4:30 for the youngest group.  The different groups will be: Grades 3/4, Grades 5/6, Grades 7/8 and Grades 9-12. Classes will meet weekly until the first week of December.
Robbie Smith, Michelle Stacy, and Rachel Evans will be assisting Ms. Combs in providing instruction. Carol Combs holds a bachelor’s degree in English, Speech, and Theatre from Berea College and a master’s degree plus 30 hours in Education with emphasis in Theatre from the University of Kentucky. She has 34 years teaching experience. Robbie Smith holds a bachelor’s degree in Musical Theatre from Northern Kentucky State University and works professionally as an actor. Michelle Stacey holds a bachelor’s degree with a minor in theatre from Morehead State University; she has taught high school theatre. Rachel Evans, a Hazard High School student, has had many years of dance training and experience
If interested in auditioning, please call Janet Hurley at HCTC at 606-487-3068 or 800-246-7521, ext. 73068
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HCTC Holds GED in Jackso
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Hazard Community and Technical College will offer GED testing in Jackson at the Breathitt Life Skills Center on Aug. 22 & 23. Registration for the GED test will begin at 9:00 a.m. with testing immediately following. First time students will need to attend both testing days. On the first day of testing, students will complete the Demographics form, the Mathematics test, and the Language Arts Writing test.  On the second day of testing, students will complete the Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts Reading tests.  Photo identification is required for each student on each testing day and a signed GED application is required for all first time testers. 
For more information and to get your name added to the list contact Janet Hurley at 487-3068 or 1-800-246-7521, ext. 73068.
“Images from the Mountains” on Display at HCTC
“Images from the Mountains” will on display in the Hazard Campus Library of Hazard Community & Technical College through Wednesday, Aug. 30.
Now in its 19th year, Images from the Mountains is a juried exhibit of paintings, drawings, and photographs created by artists from central Appalachia. Sponsored by Appalshop, the media arts and education center located in Whitesburg, this exhibit represents a cross section of artists, young and old, schooled, and self taught. Each year the call for entries is distributed to art programs, galleries, and community groups in Eastern Kentucky, western Virginia, and southern West Virginia. A panel of artists, community members, art teachers, and art consumers convene in December to jury the exhibit. The Images exhibit then tours for 12 months throughout the region, beginning at Maysville Community College, returning to Appalshop in December, and ending at Pikeville College in January 2007.
For more information contact Eileen Haddix, Director of Library Services, at 487-3148. 
PC Essential Class to be held at HCTC
Hazard Community and Technical College will offer a PC Essentials computer course beginning August 24.
The student will get a three-hour computer course and keep the computer at the end of the class.  For $295 you can get a refurbished computer complete with Windows
Professional and Easy Office Software.  A 30–day warranty and free limited tech support is included. Class will be held from 5–8 p.m. including topics of windows and Internet, and pc terminology.  Class will be held August 24 in the First Federal Center of HCTC.
To register, contact Jennifer at 487-3136 or 800-246-7521, ext. 73136

Healthy eatin
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Learning to eat in a healthy way included good foods, such as Lemon Herb Chicken, Roasted Herb Potatoes, Triple Herbed Tomatoes with Cucumbers, Angel Biscuits, and a Cheesecake Parfait.  That was the menu at the Cooking with Herbs class taught by Barbara Baird (shown above), diabetes educator from the District Health Department. Ms. Baird spoke of the benefits of using herbs to season with instead of lots of salt and sugar. The class participants received recipes and information on harvesting, preserving, and storing herbs. The Perry County Extension service cooking classes were in conjunction with the Key Ingredients exhibit theme. The Perry County Extension Office has been supporting the Key Ingredients: America by food exhibit coming to Hazard Community & Technical College in October by offering cooking classes throughout the month of July.  Classes such as “Butter, Hoecakes and Soup beans”, “Fruit pizza” and “Stone Soup” were on the menu, to name just a few.  Key Ingredients: America by Food is a Smithsonian Institution sponsored exhibit celebrating American Food.  The exhibit will be at Hazard Community and Technical College Library starting Oct. 21.

Carrier gives to HCT
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Replacing old equipment with new is possible in the Heating and Air Conditioning Program at the Technical Campus of Hazard Community and Technical College because of a $6,000 gift from Carrier. Heating and Air Conditioning faculty member Doug Adams is shown here ripping off the plastic. Adams looks forward to teaching students using the new equipment. HCTC President Dr. Jay K. Box noted, “We appreciate Carrier for caring enough about education to donate to our school. Our students will benefit from this gift as they learn a new trade that quickly moves them into the workforce.


Barnes and Noble Bookstore at Lees gets top honors for service

The professional and friendly service given to students is just one of the reasons that the Lees College Campus Barnes and Noble bookstore was honored for achieving 100 percent on all customer shops, resulting is a top award given to assistant bookstore manager Mary Ann Carpenter and Penny Francis, book seller. The recognition is based upon secret shoppers, as well as secret phone shops, noted Dave Stephens, regional manager for Barnes and Noble in Kentucky. “We contract with a company that checks the level of service at all of our college bookstores. Mary Ann and Penny have had a consistent 100 percent for the second year in a row,” Stephens said. Patricia Caudill, Bookstore Manager, congratulates the workers on their success. “Mary Ann and Penny are both hard workers and very customer oriented. I’m very proud of them both for their 100 percent customer shops.”
Ms. Carpenter attended a national meeting in March and her store was on the Wall of Fame.  In June, Barnes and Noble held a territory meeting and Mary Ann was recognized for the books store accomplishments and received a very nice plaque to display in her store for the accomplishments. “This award demonstrates a high level of consistent customer service,” Stephens said, noting that in the region, there were a total of five stores that accomplished this goal. “The Kentucky region ranked No. 2 in Barnes and Noble college bookstores for overall customer service.  The company goal was 90 percent and the Kentucky region averaged 95.13 percent,” Stephen said. 
The Barnes and Noble shop is newly renovated, located on the Lees College Campus of Hazard Community & Technical College in Jackson. “Both Mary Ann and Penny are very customer focused; they are very conscience of the service by all of the workers and have consistently demonstrated their skill in this area. We appreciate their accomplishments to the students, faculty, and to Barnes and Noble and look forward to another 100 percent customer shop year for the store again this year,” Stephens said.
Ms. Carpenter has worked for Lees 15 years and has worked with the bookstore for eight years. When congratulated on the award she noted, “We’re naturally friendly.” Ms. Francis has worked at the book store for ten years.
HCTC President Jay K. Box praised both women for their work, especially for their ability to help those students who feel overwhelmed to start college and start the process of buying books. “Mary Ann and Penny do a good job with the young student fresh out of high school and the non-traditional student as well. The store always looks very clean and is well stocked and I congratulate them for their level of professionalism,” Dr. Box said.


Mary Ann Carpenter (on left) and Penny Francis are honored by Barnes and Noble for receiving 100 percent satisfaction results from surveys. The women take care of students shopping at the bookstore located on the Lees College Campus of Hazard Community & Technical Colleg
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Continuing Education Happenings in Knott Count
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Hazard Community and Technical College will offer the following continuing education classes in Knott County.
Introduction to Computers - Become better acquainted with your computer.  In this class you will learn how to properly shut down your computer, hook up a new computer and perform basic internet searches. Learn the basics of computer terminology, including hardware and software possibilities while gaining valuable hands-on experience. Class will be held on Thursdays, August 31, September 7 and 14, from 6-9 p.m. Cost of the class is $63 if prepaid or $70 the day of the class. A book is included in the price of this class.
Knott County Interest List - If you are interested in Cake Decorating, we have the class for you. Contact Judy at ext. 73406 for more information. If you are interested in learning more about your cell phone, we have the class for you. In this class you are invited to bring your cell phone so that the instructor can demonstrate the features to you. The class will be held at the Knott County Branch.
For more information or to register contact Judy at 785-4114 or 800-246-7521, ext. 73406.

CE Classes at the Leslie County Center of HCT
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Hazard Community and Technical College will offer the following continuing education classes in Hyden. The classes are:
Beginner & Intermediate Piano Lessons - Weekly 30-minute lessons are available for $40 a month.  Sarah Susan Morgan is the instructor.
Guitar & Drum Lessons - Lin Plant, formerly of Salt Lake City, Utah, is taking students to learn acoustic, electric and bass guitar, and is also offering lessons to learn how to play the drums.  Weekly private lessons are $12 for a one-hour session.   Lessons are for those ages 8 and up.
Self Defense Class - Fast paced, 6 week course beginning Monday, July 17 and ending Monday August 21 at 6 p.m.  Classes will be held in the Leslie County Community Development Center Gymnasium, and will be taught by Bryan Roberts from the Silver Dragon Martial Arts Academy.  Students will learn techniques of self defense and injury prevention methods along with victim awareness training and rape prevention.  Cost of the course is $65, and will be offered to teens and adults only.  Loose, comfortable clothing and gym shoes are required.
Basic Martial Arts - This is a six-week course beginning Wednesday, July 19 and ending Wednesday, August 23. Classes will be held at the Leslie County Community Development Center Gymnasium from 7-8 p.m.  Students will receive one-on-one instruction of basic modern and traditional techniques and methods of Martial Arts. Class is for those 7 years and up. Cost is $75.  Instructor Bryan Roberts from the Silver Dragon Martial Arts Academy will be the instructor.  Students should wear comfortable, loose clothing and gym shoes. 
Contact Rhonda at 487-3487 to register or for more information.

CE Classes on the Hazard Campus of HCT
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Hazard Community and Technical College will offer the following continuing education classes on the Hazard Campus of HCTC. The classes are:
Driver’s Ed - Join certified Driver’s Education instructor Kathy Henry in HCTC’s second driver’s education class.  This is an intense course that meets the state driver’s education and insurance discount requirements.  It includes 30 hours of classroom time, computer simulations, and six hours of individual drive time per student.  Class will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays August 8-31, September 5-28 and October 3-19 from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. on the Hazard Campus of HCTC. The course is limited to 12 students so register early.  Cost is $250. Contact Jennifer at 487-3136 to register.
Paramedic Interest List - HCTC is beginning a second 18-month paramedic training program in August 2006.   You must be a certified EMT before enrolling in the paramedic class.  A date will be set for a class orientation and communicated with those interested. Contact Jennifer at 487-3136 if interested.
Martial Arts - Join instructor David Frazier who has over thirty years of experience for Hwa Rang Tae Kwon Do for ages 10 and up. While Hwa Rang Tae Kwon Do is not a sport, students are able to apply for certification with the World Tae Kwon Do Federation which certifies participants for the Olympic Games.  Certifications are also available with other Tae Kwon Do, Tang Soo Do, and Hapkido associations.  Classes are ongoing in the First Federal Center of HCTC throughout the months of July and August and up through the fall semester if there is enough interest.  Cost is $4 per session and sessions begin at 6 p.m. and last until 9 p.m. every Thursday. Contact Jennifer at 487-3136 to register.
Genealogy Basics -Have you always wanted to learn more about your heritage?  Join instructor Richard Smith as he takes you through how to research your past, including searching on the Internet.  He has much information already on many of the families in the local area that can help you in your search. Classes will be held August 8 and 10 from 6–10 p.m. in the First Federal Center of HCTC.  Cost is $20.
Intermediate Aerobics - Come and get a great 45-minute workout with Karen Smith who teaches a variety of different exercises.  Students need to wear comfortable clothing and supportive walking shoes.  Cost is $4 per session.  Classes will tentatively begin in August at the HCTC First Federal Center.  Call Janet at 487-3068 for more information. Contact Jennifer at 487-3136 to register.
Emergency Medical Technician -Call Janet at 487-3068 to receive information for the upcoming EMT class tentatively scheduled to start in August.  This is a credit class; however, it is not covered by financial aid.

CE Classes at the Lees College Campus of HCT
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Hazard Community and Technical College will offer the following continuing education classes at the Lees College Campus of HCTC. The classes are:
Basic Martial Arts - Join Instructor Bryan Roberts from the Silver Dragon Martial Arts
Academy for a six week course on basic martial arts. The course will meet on Mondays, August 20-October 2 from 6-7 p.m. at the Breathitt County Life Skills Center. Instructor Bryan Roberts will provide one-on-one instruction in basic modern and traditional techniques and methods of martial arts. The fee for this course is $75, and everyone ages 7 and up is welcome to participate. Students should wear comfortable, loose clothing and gym shoes. Students need to pre-register by calling Laura or Bryan at ext. 73531.
Initial Surface Mining Class - HCTC Lees College Campus will be offering a 24-hour initial surface mining class with instructor Frank Winstead.  The class will be held August 1, 2, and 3 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Breathitt County Life Skills Center. Fee for the class is $50 and pre-payment is required.  For more information and to pre-register please contact Laura or Bryan at ext. 73531.
Customer Service Basics - Good customer service can be as basic as treating customers as we want to be treated.  Of course customers want to deal with knowledgeable people, but beyond that they want to be treated with courtesy, respect, understanding, tolerance, and empathy. This course will cover basic elements of customer service such as communication skills (on the telephone and face to face) and the art of listening.  Participants will also discuss how to handle difficult customers and the importance of teamwork.  This workshop will be taught by Laura Thomas on Wednesday, August 16, from 1-4 p.m. at the Breathitt County Life Skills Center.   Fee for the class is $5 and students should call Laura or Bryan to pre-register for this class at ext. 73531.
Healthcare Provider CPR - American Heart Instructor Bobby Thorpe will offer CPR for the healthcare provider.  The class is designed for individuals who provide healthcare for a variety of settings and offers information on the essentials skills of CPR for the healthcare provider.  It is suitable for both certified and non certified personnel.  The class will be held on Thursday, August 3 starting at 4 p.m.  Fee for the class is $50 and students need to pre-register by calling Laura or Bryan at ext. 73531.
All classes will be held at the Breathitt County Life Skills Center. For more information, or to register, call 666-7521 or 800-246-7521, ext. 73531.

Mining Classes at HCT
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Hazard Community and Technical College will offer continuing education mining classes at the Technical Campus of HCTC. HCTC can offer customized training and or retraining for your company.  Grant money is available.  Contact Frank Winstead, Coal Careers Coordinator at 487-3392 for more information. The classes are:         
Initial Surface and Underground Mining Classes -HCTC’s Technical Campus offers initial surface and underground mining training.  All individuals who work in Kentucky mines must have initial training and pass the state exam in order to obtain their green inexperienced miner card.  Our instructors each have over 25 years of mining experience.  Contact Donnia at ext. 73037 to get your name on the list for the next classes that will be held in July and August.  Both day and night classes will be available.
MET, Electrical, and Foreman Classes - HCTC’s Technical Campus offers Mine Electrical, Mine Foreman, and Mine Emergency Technician training.  Contact Donnia at ext. 73037 to get your name on the list for the next classes that will be held in July and August. 
Electrician/Master Electrician CEU’s -An electrician/master electrician class will be held August 12 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Devert Owens Building Multi-Purpose Room on the Hazard Technical Campus with instructor Earnie Miller.   Cost of the class is $60.
Electrical Contractor CEU’s - Electrical contractor classes will be held August 11 and August 26 in the Devert Owens Building Mu