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Education

  • Kentucky Farm Bureau Science Exhibit
  • Cecil earns bachelor’s degree
  • Cecil elected school board chairman

    With the first meeting of 2015, the Marion County Board of Education elected new leadership.
    Mike Cecil was elected to serve as chairman by a majority of the school board, while Jerry Evans was a unanimous selection as the vice-chairman.
    Outgoing chairman Rev. DeLane Pinkston opened the meeting and introduced the election of the next chairman.
    “As my final act, I nominate Mr. Mike Cecil,” Pinkston said.
    The board’s newest member, Kaelin Reed, then nominated Butch Cecil to serve as chairman.

  • No school Thursday

    Marion County schools will be closed on Thursday due to the anticipated wind chill.

    According to the National Weather Service, a wind chill advisory is in effect until 10 a.m Thursday, Jan. 8. The weather service is predicting that the wind chill will make it feel like it conditions are between -5 and -10 degrees after midnight and remain near or below zero Thursday morning.

    Anyone who goes outdoors is advised to wear hats and gloves as low wind chills can result in frostbite and hypothermia, according to the weather service.

  • 1-7-15 School Menus

    Breakfast
    MCHS additional menu item: assorted Pop-tart or cereal bar grab and go breakfast served in lobby daily.
    Monday, Jan. 12 - Pancake and sausage on a stick with maple syrup and toast or assorted cereal and toast, strawberry cup, apple, juice and milk
    Tuesday, Jan. 13 - Granola breakfast cookie and toast or assorted cereal and toast, pear slices, grape clusters, juice and milk
    Wednesday, Jan. 14 - Scrambled eggs and toast or assorted cereal and toast, peach cup, pineapple, juice and milk

  • SCMS students participate in first responders service project
  • State bound

    The 2015 Distinguished Young Woman of Kentucky program is set for Jan. 16-17 in Lexington, and Rachel Gootee is preparing to represent Marion County.
    "It'll be here before I know it. I guess I have to be ready," she said.
    Gootee won Marion County's Distinguished Young Woman program in August. She also won Be Your Best Self, preliminary scholarship, self-expression and talent awards.

  • Questions linger on teacher pension bonds

    By Mike Wynn
    Courier-Journal

    Confronted with alarming shortfalls, lawmakers say they want reforms in the state's retirement plan for teachers next year before they consider borrowing any more money for pensions.
    The 2015 General Assembly convenes next week amid calls for billions of dollars in bonds to help the Kentucky Teachers' Retirement System grapple with its pension debt.
    The system faces $14 billion in unfunded liabilities and has only 54 percent of the money it needs to pay future benefits.

  • Marion County Board of Education to meet Thursday

    The Marion County Board of Education will have its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8 at the administration building located at 755 East Main Street in Lebanon.

    The agenda is as follows:

    • Board Members statutory and constitutional oaths of office

    • Nominations and approval for Board Chairman and Vice Chairman

    • Superintendent’s report

  • ‘Over the Top’ preschool registration is Feb. 7

    Marion County Public Schools will be hosting an “Over the Top” preschool registration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 7 at Glasscock Elementary School.
    This event will include games, prizes, free food and balloons.
    Parents of children eligible to attend preschool during the 2015-16 academic years are encouraged to register that day.
    This includes:
    • Parents of children who will be 4 years old on or before Aug. 1, 2015, who may be eligible. These parents will need to bring proof of income.