• It's never too late to learn

    Sept. 15, 2011, Roger Tungate's life changed in an instant.

    After 29 years of working as a maintenance tech at North American Pipe in Springfield, the business closed.

    Tungate, 51, of Lebanon suddenly found himself unemployed and without a high school education. He had dropped out of high school in the ninth grade, and had never earned his GED.

    "I was stuck," Tungate said. "I had to do something to get another job. I had to. I didn't have no other choice."

  • Dunn Chrysler teams up with Marion County FFA to benefit local ag program


  • Unleashed



  • St. Charles Middle School August “Students of the Month”
  • This week is National Farm Safety and Health Week

    The week of September 16-20 is National Farm Safety and Health Week. It’s harvest time across much of America. With more work to do on the farms there’s more risk too.
    This year’s Farm Safety and Health Week, like all the observances, is a friendly reminder that farmers can take steps to keep themselves, their families and their communities safe. Safe practices on farms also lead to safer and healthier rural communities.

  • 9-19-12 School Menus

    Monday, Sept. 24: French toast w/maple syrup and toast or assorted cereal and toast, variety of juice, milk.
    Tuesday, Sept. 25: Milk gravy and biscuit or cereal and toast, variety of juice, milk.
    Wednesday, Sept. 26: Bacon, egg muffin sandwich and toast or assorted cereal and toast, variety of juice, milk.
    Thursday, Sept. 27: Sausage breakfast pizza and toast or assorted cereal and toast, variety of juice, milk.

  • New student council members are announced

    Marion County High School’s student council members have been named for the 2012-13 academic year.
    They are as follows: President Hannah Wilson, Vice President Charles Shofner, and Secretary Madison Avritt.
    Junior members are: Brooklyn Russell, Dylan Tungate, Nicole Mattingly, and Sarah Morris.
    Sophomore members are: Alex Espinosa, Stephanie Farmer, and Taylor Scott.
    Freshmen members are: D.J. Price, John David May, and Justin Overstreet.

  • Students are recognized for the month of September


  • MCHS falls short on ACT scores

    ACT exam results show that Marion County High School students aren't taking the appropriate "core" courses before their junior and senior years and, as a result, they aren't fully prepared for college-level work.

    "One thing that has to be worked on is scheduling at the high school," Marion County Superintendent Dr. Chuck Hamilton said to school board members during their regular monthly meeting Tuesday of last week.

  • Board does not approve Lady Knights' basketball trips

    Approving trips and fundraisers is usually routine business at the Marion County Board of Education meetings, but it wasn't routine during its regular monthly meeting last week.

    When it was time to approve the overnight trips for the Lady Knights basketball team, Board Member Mike Cecil asked if there was a reason the paperwork was being turned in so early. The trips that were up for approval were trips to basketball tournaments in late December and January in Lexington, Mount Sterling and Louisville.