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Education

  • BackPack Program needs financial support

    Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland (FAKH) is gearing up for another school year for the BackPack Program. Approximately 5,000 children are projected to be served this year. The children on the program are first identified by school officials for being at-risk for being hungry on the weekends. Once identified and a permission slip is signed by a parent, each child will receive a bag of 10-15 kid-friendly food items each week throughout the entire school year.

  • Lower tax rate increase expected

    The Marion County Board of Education is likely to increase the real estate and personal property tax rate, but at a lower rate than in past years.

    The school board has scheduled a special called meeting for a tax rate hearing and approval for 5 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 30.

  • Superintendent: 'Outstanding' start to school year

    Marion County Public Schools resumed classes on Aug. 8, and have started the year off on the right foot, according to Superintendent Dr. Chuck Hamilton.

    "We've had an absolutely outstanding start to our school year..." Hamilton said during his superintendent's report at the Marion County Board of Education's regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Aug. 14. "Everybody involved has made this an outstanding experience for our students."

  • St. Augustine High School Class of 1954
  • 8-15-12 School Menus

    BREAKFAST
    Monday, Aug. 20: Pancake and sausage on stick w/maple syrup and toast or assorted cereal and toast, variety of juice,  milk.
    Tuesday, Aug. 21: Granola breakfast cookie and two toast or assorted cereal and two toast, variety of juice, milk.
    Wednesday,  Aug. 22: Scrambled eggs and two toast or assorted cereal and two toast, variety of juice, milk.
    Thursday, Aug. 23: Milk gravy and biscuit or cereal and toast, variety of juice, milk.

  • Hamilton earns marketing professional certification

     

  • Marion County sees rise in percentage of college graduates

    Editor's note: The following is a news report on the increase of college graduates in Marion County from 1970 to 2010. The report was prepared by Bill Bishop, editor of the news site DailyYonder.com, and Robert Gallardo, an associate professor at Mississippi State's Southern Rural Development Center. The report is based on Census data and is specifically about Marion County and Kentucky.

     

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  • Ereaders and Edmodo

    As ebooks and ereaders continue to increase in popularity, it was inevitable that schools would make a move toward electronic textbooks.

    To go along with that trend, Marion County High School students have the opportunity to purchase a Nook Tablet to use in the classroom.

    "They are using them as a supplement to paper textbooks," said Kurt Mattingly, the technology integration specialist for Marion County Public Schools. "With less funding, schools are having to look for more affordable opportunities."

  • Speaker warns against complacent investing

    Quint Tatro can be heard at 11 a.m. Sunday on WHAS radio. He can also be seen as a frequent guest on CNBC's Fast Money and Fox's Business Happy Hour.

    Friday, he shared his financial insights in person at the Marion County Industrial Foundation's First Friday Forum at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.