• Band’s community performance postponed

    The Marion County Marching Knights are postponing a community performance, which was originally planned for Friday, July 31.

    Band Director Curtis Bennett noted that the freshman Jump Start will be taking place at the high school on Friday. That along with a few other conflicts led to the decision to postpone the community/parent performance.

    The new date and time will be reported when they become available.

  • First-graders get ‘Jump Start’

    The new school year is fast approaching, and some incoming first grade students got a “Jump Start” last week.
    Gayla Kelly, a first-grade teacher at West Marion Elementary, said the program is beneficial for students as they make the transition out of kindergarten.
    “It gives us an opportunity to review what was learned last year,” she said.
    As part of the program, students practiced reading, writing and math skills. They also participated in art and music activities.
    And they had fun, too.

  • Higdon is chairman of Western Kentucky University Board of Regents
  • 7-29-15 School menus

    MCHS additional menu item:  Pop-tart or cereal bar grab and go breakfast served in lobby daily
    Wednesday, Aug. 5 - Pop-tarts and two toast or cereal and toast, juice, pineapple, peach cup and milk
    Thursday, Aug. 6 - Biscuit and sausage or cereal and toast, applesauce, fruit cocktail, juice and milk
    Friday, Aug. 7 - Whole grain mini donuts and toast or cereal and toast, strawberry cup, sliced pears, juice and milk

    Elementary schools

  • McFee earns doctorate

    Becky Jo McFee of Lebanon recently earned her doctor of physical therapy from Utica College in Utica, NY.

  • Marion County FFA attends the Kentucky FFA Leadership Training Center
  • Long is awarded $500 scholarship from Kentucky Public Retirees
  • Principal: St. Charles Middle values art

    St. Charles Middle school has received criticism on social media and in recent letters to the editor for a decision to eliminate its art teaching position.
    But St. Charles Principal Buffy Mann remains confident that her school’s students will still have exposure to the arts in other ways.
    “SCMS and I value art and we agree that it plays an integral role in the development of a successful student. We appreciate the concern and support for art,” Mann wrote in an email to the Enterprise.

  • School board meets tonight

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet in regular session at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 23, at the 21st Century Learning Center, 214 N. Harrison Street in Lebanon.
    The agenda includes a discussion of staff drug testing, graduation requirements and the superintendent's evaluation. The evaluation is toward the end of the agenda, and the board is scheduled to go into executive session for the preliminary discussions related to that evaluation. A written evaluation will be presented in open session.
    Here is the agenda:
    • Call to order
    • Pledge of Allegiance/moment of silence

  • The band’s storytellers

    Allyx Hill liked what she saw from the Marion County Marching Knights color guard.
    “You guys are light years ahead of where you were last year,” she told the team during a break at their recent camp.
    The color guard has started learning the spins, twirls and dance steps that will be part of this year’s competition piece.
    MCHS Band Director Curtis Bennett said the color guard are like the actors of the marching band. He also sounds like he’s looking forward to seeing what this year’s group can do.