• Jail receives $230,000 budget increase from state

    The Marion County Detention Center started reaping the benefits of an $8 per diem contract with the Department of Corrections this week. This will give the jail an estimated $230,000 increase in the annual budget. The reason? Marion County Jailer Barry Brady said it was because of the jail’s Re-entering American Communities with Hope (REACH) program.
    “We have diligently been working with the state,” Brady said. “Marion County is one of the largest programmatic jails. We offer more programs than any other jail across the state.”

  • Superintendent: “I promise to give it everything I’ve got, every single day”

    The Marion County Board of Education unanimously approved a four-year contract and a pay raise for Superintendent Taylora Schlosser during a special-called meeting Friday morning.
    Schlosser, who has been superintendent since July of 2013, received a 5.8 percent pay increase, taking her salary from $123,864 to $131,000.
    During Thursday’s meeting, Board Chairman Butch Cecil read the following statement:

  • Fresh and new in the new year at ‘your’ library

    Amy Morgeson

    Marion County Public Library Director

  • Glasscock Elementary School honor rolls

    The following Glasscock Elementary School students earned the honor roll for the second nine weeks of the 2016-17 school year:

  • 1-25-17 School Menus

    Elementary schools

    Monday, Jan. 30: biscuit and sausage and toast or cereal and toast applesauce, oranges, juice, and milk.
    Tuesday, Jan. 31: poptart and toast or cereal and toast, pineapple, grapes, jelly, juice, and milk.
    Wednesday, Feb. 1: chicken and biscuit and toast or cereal and toast, grape cluster, pears, jelly, juices, and milk.
    Thursday, Feb. 2: maple burstin’ mini pancakes and cinnamon toast or cereal and cinnamon toast, mixed fruit, apple, jelly, juice, and milk.

  • 1-25-17 MCHS Student Ambassador
  • "Voices From The Future"

    St. Augustine Science Class
    Climate change and other environmental challenges will require lots of education, understanding and willingness to do what we can to be part of solutions. This is not a simple issue. It involves keeping the economy healthy and having opportunities for people to make a living. This means that it will not be solved “overnight”. We must work together in an informed, determined and sustained effort so that our children and their children have a bright future.  Here are some ideas to consider:

  • Shofner accepted into four medical schools

    Charles Shofner, a 2013 graduate of Marion County High School, was recently informed of his acceptance into four medical schools across the nation. Shofner was accepted to the University of Louisville School of Medicine, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, as well as the highly competitive Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington D.C.

  • Academic meet results announced; SCMS is champion


  • Kindergarten entry age cutoff moves to Aug. 1

    Beginning with the upcoming school year, children entering kindergarten must be five years old on or before Aug. 1. Up until now, the cutoff was Oct. 1.
    The General Assembly changed the law in 2012, based on the premise that younger students may not be ready for kindergarten and may not get off to a successful start. The change takes effect for the 2017-18 school year, for which schools will soon be registering students.