• School system receives $11,500 WHAS Crusade for Children grant

    The Marion County Public School system recently received a $11,500 grant for the 2012-13 school year, according to Deborah Spalding, director of special education/preschool.
    “WHAS has been so wonderful to our district as a whole, supporting many other organizations with needs within our community,” Spalding said. “Our students will greatly benefit through this grant...”
    According to Spalding, the grant funds will be used for reading and math programs.

  • Ewing receives promotion


  • Watts and Rahn receive scholarships

    Jama Watts and Marh Rahn, employees of the Marion County Public Library, have been named recipients of a Library Science Tuition Scholarship.
    Watts received a $1,000 scholarship. She is attending the University of Kentucky. Rahn received a $500 scholarship and is attending Bluegrass Community and Technical College.

  • Local students help build Habitat home in Louisville

    On July 14, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer joined Habitat for Humanity of Metro Louisville at 2609 West Madison Street in the Russell neighborhood to celebrate construction of the organization’s 377th home in the Louisville area.
    Local High school students from the Governor’s Scholars Program constructed the home in four weeks. Established in 1983, the Governor’s Scholars Program celebrated its 30th summer in Kentucky by partnering with Habitat for Humanity to build the home as a service project.
    Participating local students include:

  • Arnold and George attend robotics camp
  • Farmer receives Kiwanis Club Scholarship
  • Dean’s, president’s lists announced

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has announced the names of students who made the dean’s list and the president’s honor list for spring 2012 semester. The president’s honor list is awarded to full-time and part-time students who are eligible based on the following criteria: Full-time degree-seeking students earning a 4.0 grade point average and successfully completing at least 12 hours of course work for the academic term, excluding developmental courses, are included in the full-time student president’s honor list.

  • Reid and Clark receive their degrees

    The following Western Kentucky University students earned degrees at the May 2012 Commencement ceremonies: Megan N. Reid of Loretto, bachelor of science degree, and Thomas T. Clark of Raywick, master of science degree.

  • Report ranks Kentucky in top ten for core academic improvement

    According to a report from Harvard University, Kentucky is tied for fifth place nationwide in the improvement of its students' performance in assessments of reading, mathematics and science since 1992.

  • Reading program expands to include meal

    This summer, thanks to the Marion County Public Library’s Read and Feed program, children are enriching their bodies along with their minds.
    The Read and Feed initiative expands the library’s Summer Reading program through collaboration with the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE) Summer Food Service Program. The goal of Read and Feed is to provide free meals during the 2012 summer break along with literacy programming to keep school-age children, 18 and younger, nourished and learning while on vacation.