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Education

  • Marion County High School Students of the Week
  • Library hosting political candidates

    The Marion County Public Library is hosting a meet and greet for candidates at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21.
    Candidates for any office on the ballot are invited to attend. Candidates will have five minutes apiece to field non-partisan questions from the public, followed by an opportunity for candidates and visitors to mingle over light refreshments.
    Candidates can RSVP by calling Library Director Amy Morgeson at 270-692-4698 Ext. 225.
     

  • On the job

    While Marion County students enjoyed a break from classes last week, many of them found another way to continue their education. Several students in Project Lead the Way participated in co-ops at local businesses and industries.
    At Angell Demmel, junior Chris Piekarski and senior Brandon O’Daniel were assigned with coming up with a way to ship parts for a Lexus vehicle overseas without damaging them. They also got to try their hand at designing a crate in AutoCAD (a computer-aided design and drafting program).

  • School board, District 2: Attorney, teacher vie for seat

    The District Two seat on the Marion County Board of Education has been vacant since then-chairman Michael Mullins resigned in May. Two candidates are vying to fill that seat in the Nov. 4 election, teacher Angela Carter and attorney Kaelin Reed.
    Both candidates agree that the school board needs to rebuild its relationship with the public, and both believe they have the background to help.
    According to Carter, people go see a cardiologist if they have a heart problem. Likewise, she thinks an educator could help with education problems.

  • School board, District 3: Incumbent, challenger both value integrity

    Butch Cecil was appointed last year to fill the remainder of Ed Hacker’s term as the District Three representative on the Marion County Board of Education.
    Cecil would like to remain in that seat, but he is facing a challenge from Dennis Hagan, who has been a critic of recent actions within the school system.
    Cecil has served on the school board for 10 months because he wants to be involved with improving the district.
    “I want to focus on continuing those improvements and hopefully to bring some stability to this board,” he said.

  • School board, District 2: Kaelin Reed

    Kaelin Reed, 33, of Honeysuckle Drive in Lebanon

     

    Family: I grew up In Meade County, Brandenburg. My mom and step-dad still live there. My father's recently deceased. Married to the former Amanda Cook, here of Lebanon. They have two children, Tanner, 3, and Kylie, 5 months.

     

  • School board, District 2: Angela Carter

    Angela Marie Carter, 47, of Twin Eagles Lane in Lebanon

    Family: I have three children, Tyler Mattingly, 23 years old, Cody Mattingly, 20 years old, and Kaitlyn Mattingly, and she's 18. My mother is Kathy Higdon. My step-father is Billy D. Higdon.

  • School board, District 3: Butch Cecil

    Butch Cecil, 65, Ed Cecil Road in Raywick

  • School board, District 3: Dennis Hagan

    Dennis Hagan, 55, of Jefferson Street in Raywick

  • School board meets tonight

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet in regular session at 6 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Board of Education office.

    The agenda for tonight's meeting includes the following:

    PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/MOMENT OF SILENCE

    COMMUNICATIONS

    - Introduction of Newly Appointed Board Member