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Education

  • Bethlehem participates in Ice Bucket Challenge

    By Kacie Goode
    Landmark News Service

    Bethlehem High School braved the icy shock of cold water as they participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Thursday, falling in line with the charity campaign popularized on social media.
    Principal Tom Hamilton promised the event would be “monumental” prior to taking the challenge.

  • GSP students reflect on their experience

    Five Marion County High School students participated in the Governor’s Scholars Program this summer.
    Established in 1983, the Governor’s Scholars Program is a summer residential program for outstanding high school students in Kentucky who are rising seniors. The program originated in 1983 as a result of Kentucky leaders’ concern that the state’s “best and brightest” were leaving the Commonwealth to pursue educational and career opportunities elsewhere. Students who are selected attend the program without charge.

  • How-to festival is Saturday at the library

    The Marion County Public Library is hosting its first How-To Fest from 10 a.m. to 2:05 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6.
    The festival is free for anyone who would like to attend. Participants will have a chance to learn about a variety of topics such as creating art, working on legal papers, preparing for a disaster, getting healthier and using an iPad more effectively.
    The schedule for Saturday’s event is as follows:

    10-10:20 a.m.

  • School board keeps tax rate unchanged

    The Marion County Board of Education has decided to keeps its property tax rates unchanged for the 2014-15 fiscal year.
    The tax rate last year was 53.8 cents per $100 valuation on real and personal property. That will remain the rate for 2014-15.
    The board made its 3-0 decision during an Aug. 28 meeting, which followed a public hearing about the tax rates.
     
    Public hearing
    Lisa Caldwell, the financial officer for Marion County Public Schools, opened the public hearing with a presentation.

  • School board keeps tax rate unchanged

    The Marion County Board of Education on Thursday voted 3-0 to keep its property tax rates unchanged for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

    The tax rate last year was 53.8 cents per $100 valuation on real and personal property. That will remain the rate for 2014-15.

  • School board tax rate hearing is Thursday

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at the board office for a public hearing on the proposed 2014 tax rate.
    Last year, the school board set its tax rate at 53.8 cents per $100 of real and personal property.
    The board has scheduled a public hearing to consider increasing that rate to 55.7 cents per $100 of real and personal property for this year.

  • School menus Sept. 1-5

     Breakfast

    MCHS additional menu item: Assorted Pop-tart or cereal bar.

    Monday, Sept. 1 - Labor Day

    Tuesday, Sept. 2 - French toast with maple syrup and toast or assorted cereal and toast, apple, peaches, juice and milk

    Wednesday, Sept. 3 - Bacon, egg slider and toast or assorted cereal and toast, fruit cocktail, grape cluster, juice and milk

    Thursday, Sept. 4 - Sausage breakfast pizza and toast or assorted cereal and toast, fruit cocktail, cinnamon maple applesauce, juice and milk

  • New high school vandalized overnight

    Brandon Mattingly
    The Springfield Sun

    Vandalism at the new Washington County High School facility early Friday morning has prompted an investigation by school officials, as well as the Springfield Police Department.

  • Moyers shares memoir Sept. 8

     

  • Murphy and Leake receive scholarships from Kiwanis Club