Public discussion on criminal justice to be held in Paducah

A free, public discussion about criminal justice with a panel including state Rep. Gerald Watkins and Mayor Gayle Kaler is set for May 19 at the Robert Cherry Civic Center in Paducah, West Kentucky Community and Technical College announced Friday.

The discussion is hosted by the WKCTC Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the Paducah Human Rights Commission. Called "Justice for All," the discussion is scheduled from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Robert Cherry Civic Center at 2701 West Park Drive. Doors open at 5:15 p.m.

WKCTC says Watkins and Kaler will join a panel of professionals in criminal justice, social work, psychology and the ministry. The discussion will include information about criminal justice reform. 

Dinner and live entertainment will be provided, WKCTC says, and there will be door prizes. The college says people who are interested in going into criminal justice are encouraged to attend the event. 

For more information, you can contact Dr. Belinda Dalton-Russell, WKCTC vice president of student development and Diversity and Inclusion Committee chairwoman, at 270-534-3081 or

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