• Students raise money for families living in poverty


  • Donald Smith is no longer superintendent

    Donald Smith is no longer the superintendent of Marion County Public Schools.

    Michael Mullins, the chairman of the Marion County Board of Education, made the announcement following an executive session during the board's Jan. 25 meeting at Calvary Elementary School.

    Upon returning to open session, Mullins said the board members had a copy of a proposed severance agreement and release between the board and Smith, which terminated Smith's contract with Marion County Schools.

    The board voted unanimously to approve the agreement.

  • New student registration is Feb. 4

    Students entering Marion County Public Schools for the first time should register at the county elementary schools between noon and 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4.

    Children 5 and under on or before Oct. 1 should register for kindergarten. Students in the 4-year-old program during the 2010-11 academic year should also register for kindergarten.

  • Marion County schools are closed Monday, Jan. 24

    Marion County schools are closed Monday, Jan. 24, due to road conditions.

    The National Weather Service is predicting a chance of snow before 10 a.m., a chance of snow and rain between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and a slight chance of rain after 1 p.m. The high temperature will be around 43 degrees, and the chance of precipitation is 30 percent, according to the weather service.

    The weather service is predicting a low around 33 degrees tonight with a 40 percent chance of precipitation.

  • No school Friday, Jan. 21

    Marion County schools will be closed Friday, Jan. 21, due to the weather and road conditions.

    Tonight, another inch of snow is expected before 1 a.m., accordign to the National Weather Service. The overnight low will be around 13 degrees with a wind chill factor as low as four degrees, according the weather service. There is a 90 percent chance of snowfall the evening.

  • Bluegrass Cellular to award $27,000 in scholarships to high school seniors

      Bluegrass Cellular, Inc. is now accepting scholarship applications from graduating seniors who attend high school in its 38-county coverage area, which includes Marion County. The deadline for applications is April 4.  
    Bluegrass Cellular will award 18 scholarships valued at $1,500 each. This is the 10th year the company has recognized dedicated high school students through its scholarship program.    

  • University signs partnership with area school districts for teacher training


  • School Menus

    Monday, Jan. 24: French toast stix and toast or cereal and toast, milk.
    Tuesday, Jan. 25: Breakfast burritos and toast or cereal and toast, juice, milk.
    Wednesday, Jan. 26: Sausage gravy and biscuits or cereal and toast, juice, milk.
    Thursday, Jan. 27: Honey bun and toast or cereal and toast, juice, milk.
    Friday, Jan. 28: Breakfast sausage pizza and toast or cereal and toast, juice, milk.

    Elementary schools

  • Children learn proper way to wear back packs


    The Lebanon Housing Authority’s Ross “Today” Program invited Glenn Richardson and Lisa Eubanks from Spring View Hospital to visit the Ross  Afterschool Program. They discussed the proper way of wearing back packs and how much weight should be in them.
    The children had their back packs weighed to see if they had the correct weight. They also checked that each child’s posture was correct and adjusted the straps to fit each individual child.

  • Community Resource Night is a success