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Education

  • Former UK athletes visit St. Charles Middle, West Marion Elementary
  • Lee is named to president’s list

    In recognition of their academic performance, the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs has announced that Tina Lee of Loretto has been named to the University of the Cumberlands’ President’s List for the 2014 fall semester.
    To be eligible, students must have achieved a grade of “A” in convocation while maintaining a minimum cumulative scholastic standing of 4.0.
     

  • Calvary Elementary honor rolls

    The following Calvary Elementary students earned the honor roll for the second nine weeks of the 2014-15 school year:
    First honor roll
    • Primary - Klaire Benningfield, Will Blake, Jacob Bland, Andrew Bright, Laurel Cochran, Chloe Cox, Tralin Craig, Rayleyn Dozier, Dylan Gibson, Chloe Gootee, JR Mattingly, Kirkland May, Grace Raikes, Maddie Spalding, Noah Spalding, Chloe Spears, Cash Strong, Maddie Wiser, and Wyatt Wiser.

  • West Marion Elementary School January Positive Achievers
  • Mid-Continent University bankruptcy case placed on hold

    By Lauren P. Duncan
    The Paducah Sun

    Mid-Continent University is waiting until the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office allows the institution to start collecting student debts to move its bankruptcy case forward.

  • 'Classroom teacher at heart'

    For as long as she can remember, Tammy Newcome has wanted to teach.
    "It seems cliché, but I set the dolls out and would make my brothers be part of my class," Newcome said.
    She fulfilled that dream when she graduated from Western Kentucky University in 1991 and was hired to work as a math teacher at Marion County High School. Today, she serves as an instructional supervisor for Marion County Public Schools.

  • St. Catharine College President announces upcoming retirement

    St. Catharine College President William D. Huston announced to trustees, faculty, staff and students on Feb. 3 that he plans to retire from the presidency when his contract expires at the end of June 2015.

  • School board meets Thursday

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at the board office.

    The agenda for the meeting is as follows. A more detailed agenda can be found at http://goo.gl/vRdjiu.

    • Call to order

    • Pledge of Allegiance/moment of silence

    • Communications

    - Superintendent's report

    - School nutrition report card

    - Update on family nights/reading celebration/migrant program

  • School district resumes energy savings push

    For the second time in the last three months, the Marion County Board of Education has selected CMTA to provide a guaranteed energy savings plan for the district.
    The district approved a guaranteed energy savings proposal by CMTA on Nov. 11, but rescinded that motion on Dec. 4 on the recommendation of the board attorney. The board then approved a revised policy related to the guaranteed energy savings proposals and reopened the process.
    The second round of proposals was presented on Jan. 26, and the school board voted 4-1 to select CMTA instead of Harshaw Trane.

  • School district denies unlawful termination accusations

    The Marion County Board of Education has filed an answer to a lawsuit accusing school officials of wrongfully terminating two employees.
    Ramona McKinney and Kimberly Medley, both of Lebanon, were employed as special education instructional aides until they were fired on April 30 and Feb. 5, 2014, respectively, according to the complaint they filed Dec. 19 in Marion Circuit Court.