Podcast Takes a Fun Look Back at PCC History with Judge Jeff Hines

Paducah Community College, One of the Founding Institutions of WKCTC

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PADUCAH, KY (11/19/2018) West Kentucky Community and Technical College's Brent Taylor and Jason Donner are once again sharing quirky tales from Kentucky's past with the podcast series "Old Kentucky Tales" produced in partnership with WKMS.

WKCTC's Taylor, a history professor, and Jason Donner, an associate professor of communication, take a light-hearted and amusing look into Kentucky's history with an emphasis on Paducah and the region.

The fourth episode in the series' current fourth season takes a fun look back to the '70s at Paducah Community College (PCC), one of the founding institutions of WKCTC. The podcast is titled, "PCC in the '70s - Long Hair, UFOs and Banana Splits." The walk down memory lane is told by retired Circuit Court Judge Jeff Hines, who was the 1974-75 Student Senate president of PCC.

Hines, who served as judge in McCracken County for more than 20 years and currently serves on the Paducah Junior College Board of Trustees, the foundation for WKCTC, will take listeners back more than 40 years with stories and memories of people and activities on the PCC campus.

"What people forget about those years is the truly vibrant student life on campus, which unwittingly created a time capsule for the rest of us to examine today," said Taylor.

The podcast also reminisces about PCC's Smoke Signal college newspaper, with stories such as the World's Largest Banana Split. Fake history sponsors include PCC Bookstore and Burger Chef ads, both from the 1974 edition of the old newspaper. WKCTC archivist Leigh Ann Paxton helped research these topics.

"PCC in the '70s - Long Hair, UFOs and Banana Splits" with Judge Jeff Hines is available on iTunes, the NPROne app and at wkms.org/programs/old-kentucky-tales.

"Old Kentucky Tales", which is recorded at the Bruce Brockenborough Recording Studio at the college's Paducah School of Art and Design (PSAD) in Lower town, is produced in conjunction with WKMS and recorded under the watchful eye of Todd Birdsong, PSAD's adjunct instructor of photography and audio production.