• Superintendent’s severance agreement includes payment through June 30, 2011

    Former Marion County Superintendent Donald Smith and the Marion County Board of Education have agreed to go their separate ways, but Smith will be receiving a paycheck from the board through June 30, 2011.

    That was part of a severance agreement that the two parties arranged before Smith’s official resignation was approved during the Jan. 25 school board meeting at Calvary Elementary School. (Please see the full agreement below.)

  • School board quizzes Smith

    For nearly three hours Jan. 18, the Marion County Board of Education peppered Superintendent Donald Smith with questions on topics ranging from his residence in another county, his use of a district vehicle, speaking engagements and his leadership style. Two board members even said they questioned whether they could trust him.

    The superintendent defended his record, citing improvements in student test scores and stating his commitment to the community.

  • Scholarship available for high school seniors

    The Marion County Conservation District encourages anyone who may qualify to please apply for the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts Auxiliary Scholarships. They are the George Crafton Scholarship, the Betty Barrick- Non-Traditional Scholarship, and the Natural Resources Scholarship.

  • Tri-County Car Club offers scholarship

    A $500 scholarship is available for a graduating high school senior in the area planning to pursue an auto-related career.
    The Tri-County Car Club, based in Campbellsville, will award the scholarship in May. The club has members from several counties including Taylor, Marion, Casey, Green, Nelson and LaRue counties.

  • Three students earn A+ certification



  • University employs Christie Glasscock as allied health facilitator


  • Jones makes dean's list

    Marianne Jones, daughter of  Mary and John Jones of  Loretto, has been named to the Saint Mary’s College Dean’s List for the fall 2010 semester. A student must achieve a grade point average of at least 3.6 on a 4.0 scale to earn academic honors at Saint Mary’s.

  • Students earn dean’s list

    The following Marion County students have been named to the honor roll for the first semester of the 2010-11 academic year at Bethlehem High School in Bardstown.
    “A” Honor Roll:
    Grade 10 - Todd Mackey Shellhamer, and grade 11 - Paul Lancaster Childers.
    “A-B” Honor Roll:
    Grade 10 - Hannah Victoria Farmer and Johan Michael Kyu Winebrenner.

  • 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.