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Education

  • Marion County to host Chinese exchange students

    Eight Chinese exchange students will be making Marion County their home for the next five weeks. They will arrive this Friday, and will be staying with families in the community, attending classes at Marion County High School and participating in school activities, including the upcoming Kentucky Beta Club Convention Jan. 24-26 in Louisville.

  • Marion County to take Kentucky Beta Convention by storm

    Marion County is going to be well represented at the upcoming Kentucky State Beta Convention Jan. 24-26 in Louisville. Not only will Marion County have the largest club there, but also the state Beta Club president is Marion County High School senior Leah Thompson and the convention is being organized by Marion County High School social studies teacher Jamie Brown, who is serving as the Kentucky state Beta sponsor this year.
    “Beta is a wonderful tradition at our high school,” Brown said. “We have incredible community support. And we have great kids.”

  • New and improved

    Marion County Public Schools have more than $50 million in unmet capital needs, and schools that are busting at the seams, so administrators and school staff are trying their best to use every inch of space they have available at their current facilities.
    Marion County High School recently renovated its library and created a 21st century learning lab, the NextGen Lab, in rooms that were being used for storage.

  • 1-13-16 School Menus

    Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 18 and 19: no school.

    Breakfast
    Wednesday, Jan. 20: bacon, egg slider and toast or assorted cereal and toast, pear slices, grape cluster, juice, and milk.
    Thursday, Jan. 21: sausage breakfast pizza and toast or assorted cereal and toast, fruit cocktail, applesauce, juice, and milk.
    Friday, Jan. 22: Nutri-grain breakfast bar and toast or assorted cereal and toast, strawberry cup, sliced pears, juice, and milk.
    Additional menu items at MCHS are poptarts or cereal bars.

  • Bluegrass Cellular offers $22,500 in scholarships to local students

    Bluegrass Cellular is now accepting applications for the 2016 Bluegrass Cellular Scholarship Program. Bluegrass will award $22,500 in scholarships to local high school seniors in the surrounding area. Students have from now until Friday, April 1, to apply.

  • Applications for Kentucky Farm Bureau’s college scholarships available now

    The holiday season may have just come to a close, but Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) has one more gift to give to a select number of high school seniors across the state – college scholarships. Later this spring, the KFB Education Foundation will award college scholarships ranging from $400 to $4,000 to 87 high school seniors pursuing a four-year degree.

  • St. Augustine Preschool raise money for Good Samaritan Foundation
  • Dean’s and president’s lists announced

    St. Catharine College recently announced the list of students who have achieved extraordinary academic success for the fall 2015 semester.
    The dean’s list includes all students who had a grade point average of 3.6 – 3.999. The following students from Marion County were recognized for their academic achievement: Anna Burdette, Amanda Garrett, Logan Medley and Dawn Scott.

  • MCHS Band Director arrested, charged with video voyeurism and unlawful transaction with a minor

    Curtis Bennett, a teacher and band director at Marion County High School, was arrested Wednesday, Jan. 6, by Marion County Sheriff Deputies and charged with video voyeurism and third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.
    Bennett, 33, of Buffalo was released from the Marion County Detention Center at 11:29 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 7, on a $10,000 cash bond. He is scheduled to be arraigned in Marion District Court on Wednesday, Jan. 20.

  • 1-6-16 School Menus

    Breakfast
    Monday, Jan. 11: maple mini pancakes and toast or assorted cereal and toast, orange wedges, apple, juice, and milk.
    Tuesday, Jan. 12: assorted poptarts and 2 toast or assorted cereal and toast, variety of juice, pineapple, peach cup, and milk.
    Wednesday, Jan. 13: chicken and biscuit and toast or assorted cereal and toast, grape cluster, pear slices, juice, and milk.
    Thursday, Jan. 14: biscuit and sausage or assorted cereal and toast, applesauce, fruit cocktail, juice, and milk.