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Education

  • Superintendent's evaluation cancelled

    A mid-year evaluation of Marion County Superintendent Donald Smith, which was scheduled for this past Monday, was cancelled after a majority of the school board decided it would be best to delay his evaluation until the newly-elected board convenes in January.

    But, according to Superintendent Smith, no matter who conducts his evaluation, he is in a "no-win situation."

  • Campbellsville graduates 136 in December commencement

    Campbellsville Univer-sity’s 136 undergraduate and graduate students were told to seize opportunities when they come their way at commencement Friday, Dec. 10 at Campbellsville Baptist Church.
    The following students have been awarded degrees from Campbellsville University:
    Chase Summers Burdette of Lebanon, a graduate of Marion County High School, the son of Lewis and Debbie Burdette of Lebanon. The student graduated with a bachelor of science in mathematics.
    Elizabeth Claire Turner of Lebanon graduated with a master of arts in special education.

  • Students win with the Lottery in 2010 without ever buying a ticket

    Students in central Kentucky last year received nearly $55 million in college scholarships and grants paid for by Kentucky Lottery proceeds. This is according to newly-released figures from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). These funds were used to award more than 35,500 scholarships and grants to Central Kentucky students.
    Statewide, more than $189.4 million in Kentucky Lottery proceeds paid for more than 122,700 scholarships and grants awarded during the 2010 fiscal year.

  • One Call Now apologizes for glitch

    Pam Spalding, the administrative assistant for the Marion County Board of Education, sent an email Thursday afternoon regarding the One Call Now system that is used to notify teachers and parents of school closings.

    According to the email, there was a glitch as a result of "update maintenance" performed Dec. 14. The email reads that Lynn Williams from One Call Now called to apologize for the glitch that meant some parents and teachers were not notified of the school cancellation Dec. 16.

  • Real World Experience

    Katie Elliott and Jessica Sandusky climbed in the back of an ambulance as soon as they arrived at the Marion County EMS building Thursday. Both are students in the new EMT class at the Marion County Area Technology Center. Sandusky hopes to be a nurse practitioner or a pediatrician, and Elliot would like to be a photographer. This day, however, they were assisting paramedic Mike Ferguson and EMT Stephanie Thomas with a patient transfer.

  • Lebanon Middle School December Student Achievers
  • Honor rolls

    The following West Marion Elementary School students were recognized for the first nine weeks of the 2010-11 school year.
    FIRST HONOR ROLL
    • In the fifth grade: Tiffany Bickett, Garrett Chesser, Trent Farmer, Dylan Garrett, Daniel Hamilton, Devan Jones, Nicholas Kaminski, Cameron Logsdon, Sydney Reisinger, Tatum Riggs, Alexis Shewmaker, Hannah Shoemake, Ethan Spalding and Noah Spalding.

  • Area students earn honors

    Several local Mid-Continent University students earned President’s List and Dean’s List honors in the ADVANTAGE Program. Hubert Brady, Katherine Jones, Cynthia Nalley and Frances Thomas all of Lebanon earned President’s List honors.
    Students earning Dean’s List honors include Keith Boswell, Katherine Jones, Christopher Mayo, Cynthia Nalley, and Frances Thomas, all of Lebanon, and Melissa Wayne of Gravel Switch.

  • Lebanon Elementary November STARS
  • Master’s degrees will be offered in 2012

    St. Catharine College President William D. Huston received an early Christmas present on Dec. 7 when it was announced that SCC was granted approval to move from Level II to Level III status and will offer its first ever master’s programs. The announcement was made at the annual meeting of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville.