• GES principal resigns

    Glasscock Elementary School Principal Lee Ann Divine announced her resignation July 9. She’s been the principal at GES for 12 years.
    “GES parents... I have resigned my job in Marion County to take a job in another district,” Divine wrote on the GES Facebook page. “Thank you for sharing your children with me. I have wonderful memories from these past 12 years. Best wishes.”

  • Gov. Beshear awards $1.2 million to prepare youngest students

    Governor Steve Beshear announced recently nearly $1.2 million in funding for 58 Community Early Childhood Councils (CECCs) in 91 Kentucky counties to promote school readiness for children. The announcement is part of the Governor’s continuing commitment to improve education and health services for Kentucky’s youngest citizens.
    Marion and Washington counties received a total of $17,700.

  • Local students earn degrees

    The following Western Kentucky University students earned degrees at the May 2013 commencement ceremonies: Abby K. Browning of Lebanon, bachelor of science; Kayla S. Ferrell of Lebanon, associate of science; Kyra J. Sheckles of Lebanon, bachelor of science; Jana Ballard of Loretto, bachelor of science; James R. Brown of Loretto, bachelor of science; and Briana A. Butcher of Raywick, bachelor of arts.

  • Dean’s list announced

    Eastern Kentucky University has announced that 2,749 students earned dean’s list honors for the spring 2013 semester.
    The list includes:

  • Clark graduates from Marine academy


  • Bradfordsville Class of 1941
  • School board receives superintendent recommendations

    The Marion County Board of Education had the weekend to review the recommendations of the superintendent search committee. The next step for the board members is to identify who they will interview for the vacant position.
    The school board received recommendations from the search committee members during a special-called meeting on July 3 at the board of education office.

  • MCPS has a new leader

    Taylora Schlosser made history Thursday, July 11, when she was hired to become the first female superintendent for Marion County Public Schools.
    And while that distinction definitely puts a smile on her face, she said it’s not about her gender, it’s about what she can accomplish.
    “It’s not about being a male or female… It’s about getting the job done,” Schlosser said.

  • School board meeting at 5 p.m. with search committee

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. with the superintendent search committee.

    A majority of the meeting is scheduled to be in executive session, as the search committee will be presenting its recommendations to the school board. The school board is not required to followed the search committee's recommendations, however.

    The executive sessions falls under KRS 61.80(1)(f), which pertains to discussions or hearings that might lead to the hiring, firing or dismissal of an employee.

  • Hagan wins outstanding student poster award