• Meet Marion County’s newest educators

    By Stephen Lega

    Aug. 5 isn’t just the first day of school for Marion County students. It’s also the first day for new teachers in the school district.
    Across the county, Wednesday is the start of something new for math, science and reading teachers, as well as for at least one school counselor.
    The Enterprise attempted to contact those new educators to help introduce them to the community.
    Jennifer Blanford

  • LWC, Campbellsville ink deals with new Liberty college

    By Larry Rowell
    Landmark News Service

    What began as a dream with community leaders a few years ago will become official this fall as Campbellsville University and Lindsey Wilson College have signed agreements to join Somerset Community College in offering classes at the Casey County Community and Education Center in downtown Liberty.
    Josh Switzer, director of Liberty-Casey County Economic Development Authority, and who’s acting director of the CCCEC, likened this fall’s course offerings to a “soft opening.”

  • Band’s community performance postponed

    The Marion County Marching Knights are postponing a community performance, which was originally planned for Friday, July 31.

    Band Director Curtis Bennett noted that the freshman Jump Start will be taking place at the high school on Friday. That along with a few other conflicts led to the decision to postpone the community/parent performance.

    The new date and time will be reported when they become available.

  • First-graders get ‘Jump Start’

    The new school year is fast approaching, and some incoming first grade students got a “Jump Start” last week.
    Gayla Kelly, a first-grade teacher at West Marion Elementary, said the program is beneficial for students as they make the transition out of kindergarten.
    “It gives us an opportunity to review what was learned last year,” she said.
    As part of the program, students practiced reading, writing and math skills. They also participated in art and music activities.
    And they had fun, too.

  • Higdon is chairman of Western Kentucky University Board of Regents
  • 7-29-15 School menus

    MCHS additional menu item:  Pop-tart or cereal bar grab and go breakfast served in lobby daily
    Wednesday, Aug. 5 - Pop-tarts and two toast or cereal and toast, juice, pineapple, peach cup and milk
    Thursday, Aug. 6 - Biscuit and sausage or cereal and toast, applesauce, fruit cocktail, juice and milk
    Friday, Aug. 7 - Whole grain mini donuts and toast or cereal and toast, strawberry cup, sliced pears, juice and milk

    Elementary schools

  • McFee earns doctorate

    Becky Jo McFee of Lebanon recently earned her doctor of physical therapy from Utica College in Utica, NY.

  • Marion County FFA attends the Kentucky FFA Leadership Training Center
  • Long is awarded $500 scholarship from Kentucky Public Retirees
  • Principal: St. Charles Middle values art

    St. Charles Middle school has received criticism on social media and in recent letters to the editor for a decision to eliminate its art teaching position.
    But St. Charles Principal Buffy Mann remains confident that her school’s students will still have exposure to the arts in other ways.
    “SCMS and I value art and we agree that it plays an integral role in the development of a successful student. We appreciate the concern and support for art,” Mann wrote in an email to the Enterprise.