• Board approves increased tax rate

    The Marion County Board of Education voted to increase its property tax rate from 53.8 cents per $100 valuation to 55 cents. The board unanimously approved the rate change at its Aug. 27 meeting, which followed a public hearing on the proposed rate change.
    The 55 cents per $100 rate is considered the 4 percent rate by the state because it generates 4 percent more revenue than the previous year’s rate, excluding new property.

  • School board discussing tax rates on Thursday

    The Marion County Board of Education will be holding a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at the board office to discuss the proposed 2015-16 property tax rates. A regular board meeting will follow at 6 p.m.

    The school board’s current tax rate is 53.8 cents per $100 in property valuation. The board can consider a rate between the compensating rate and the 4 percent rate.

  • Donathan selected to lead ECTC’s Springfield Campus


  • Eight students from Marion County named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars

    Eight 2015 graduates of Marion County High School have been named Senator Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). To earn this honor, a student must have a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and at least a 28 composite on the ACT.
    These students have also earned $2,500 a year in Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) awards. If they keep their grades up in college, they will have $10,000 to use toward a four-year degree.

  • Lebanon Artist Susan Crum-Cox to hold first art exhibit of semester

    By Joan C. McKinney
    Special to the Enterprise
    A Closer Look at Home: Recent Paintings” is the name of the art exhibit by Susan Crum-Cox, a visual artist from Lebanon, Ky., who will show works at Campbellsville University’s Pence-Chowning Art Gallery Aug. 25-Sept. 11.
    An opening reception for Crum-Cox will be from 3:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27 at the gallery. Everyone is invited. This is her second exhibit at Campbellsville; her first was in 1989 when she exhibited clay work.

  • 8-26-15 School Menus

    MCHS additional menu item: Pop-tart or cereal bar grab and go breakfast served in lobby daily
    Monday, Aug. 31 - French toast with maple syrup and toast or cereal and toast, apple, strawberry cup, juice and milk
    Tuesday, Sept. 1 - Bacon, egg slider and toast or cereal and toast, pear slices, grape cluster, juice and milk
    Wednesday, Sept. 2 - Whole grain chocolate chip muffin and toast or cereal and toast, pineapple, peach cup, juice and milk

  • Six local students reflect on their GSP and GSA experiences

    Over the summer, five Marion County High School students participated in the Governor’s Scholars Program, and one student took part in the Governer’s School for the Arts.
    GSP started in 1983 because Kentucky leaders wanted to help keep the state’s "best and brightest" to pursue educational and career opportunities in the Commonwealth. Students selected for the program attend without charge. GSP is supported through a partnership between the Office of the Governor, the Kentucky State Legislature, and private enterprise.

  • Overcoming barriers

    Dexi Irvin sat down and opened her reading book at the small desk in Elma Simpson’s office. Today’s lesson emphasized certain words, like ‘remembered.’
    “Can you use that in a sentence?” Simpson asked.
    “My brother remembered to close the door,” Irvin replied.
    “Good,” Simpson said.
    Irvin carefully sounded out the words as she read a story about a girl named Camilla and her family. When she had trouble with a name or a new word, Simpson was there to offer guidance.

  • Band performance set for Friday

    The Marion County High School Marching Knights will be performing at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, in the practice field at the back of the student parking at the high school.

    A cookout will follow, and the community is invited to attend.

    Band Director Curtis Bennett reported that the band will demonstrate some basic fundamentals and perform two-thirds if this years competitive show.

  • Students up to the challenge at LES