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Education

  • Students named to honors lists

    The following Western Kentucky University students from the Marion County area were named to the dean’s and president’s lists for the spring 2016 semester.
    Full-time undergraduate students with a semester grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.79 are named to the dean’s list.
    Students with a GPA of 3.8 to 4.0 are named to the president’s list. Their names are marked with an asterisk (*).

  • Keeping you in the know

    Amy Morgeson
    Marion County Public Library Director

  • Junior Mister and Dance Beta present donations to Animal Shelter, Autism, and Kosair’s
  • Thompson receives Beta scholarship
  • Lindsey Wilson College to host Transfer Day for SCC students

    Lindsey Wilson College will host a transfer-information day on the A.P. White Campus in Columbia for the students affected by the closing of Saint Catharine College.  
    This special transfer day event will take place on Wednesday, June 22, and will give transfer students and their families a glimpse of undergraduate life at LWC.  
    All students who were enrolled at Saint Catharine College are eligible to apply to transfer and financial aid is still available for 2016 fall classes, which begin on August 17.

  • Former principal named MCPS director of exceptional child education

    Education has always been a passion for Shelley Badgett, and as the new director of exceptional child education for Marion County Public Schools, she has found her dream job.
    Originally from Canada, Badgett got her degree in elementary education and then moved to the United States in 2000. She then got her masters degree in special education from Campbellsville University. But she knew administration was in her future.

  • U of L President James Ramsey stepping down

    By Tom Loftus and Morgan Watkins
    The Courier-Journal

    Gov. Matt Bevin announced Friday that University of Louisville President James Ramsey is stepping down and that he is reorganizing the Board of Trustees.
    Bevin said he is appointing an interim board that will serve for the next two weeks.
    Bevin said it has been evident that changes in the oversight at U of L has been needed for some time. He said his intent is to "give a fresh start" to the university.

  • Summer camp cooking

    The 2016 Summer Dream Academy, sponsored by the Marion County Title One Program, kicked off in early May and will continue until late July.
    There are programs for all ages and interests and at varying lengths and dates this summer.
    This past week, 33 students from kindergarten through the sixth grade attended the Kentucky Migrant Education and 21st Century Learning Camp. On Wednesday June 15, the students got to cook their very own breakfast burrito at the Marion County Extension office.

  • Summer Feeding kicks off

    For a lot of kids, summer break is about vacations, going to the pool and spending more time with friends. For others, it becomes a struggle just to get enough to eat. That was the topic of discussion at the USDA Summer Feeding Kick-off Tuesday, June 15, at Calvary Elementary.    
    Hosted by Marion County Public Schools, the event presented speakers from all around the commonwealth who aimed to tackle the issue of hunger among students and ways to prevent it.

  • School board: Superintendent is ‘exemplary’

    Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser is doing an “exemplary” job, according to the members of the Marion County Board of Education who conducted Schlosser’s performance evaluation on June 14.
    After meeting in closed session for one hour and 44 minutes, the board reconvened in open session and Board Chairman Mike Cecil read the board’s summative evaluation statement out loud.