• JROTC Cadets continue to help residents clean up yards
  • FiveStar convenience stores and St. Catharine College partner to provide scholarships
  • 9-23-15 Writing Spotlight


    Marion County Ham Days
    By Ciara Brady

  • Motivational speaker at MCHS Friday, public invited to attend

    Jeremy A. Taylor, an author and motivational speaker, will be speaking at 2:15 p.m., Friday, Sept. 25, at Marion County High School.
    The theme of his speech is “You are priceless.” Topics he will discuss include anti-bullying, no more discrimination, suicide prevention, winning culture, encouraging community, social media etiquette, and service over self.

  • Getting a Head Start

    Educating low-income children, preparing them for school, and helping their families break the cycle of poverty has been the mission of Central Kentucky Head Start since its beginnings 50 years ago.
    And it continues that mission today.
    “We’re probably the best-kept secret around,” said Pam Smith, director of Central Kentucky Community Action Head Start.

  • Going up

    For the fifth consecutive year, Marion County Area Technology Center students are building a house in Lebanon.
    “It’s a real good design, about 1,100 square feet,” carpentry instructor Danny Taylor said.
    For him, the process of building a house offers opportunities his students might not have otherwise, such as installing doors and windows.
    “We get to use a lot of materials they would never get to use in a classroom,” Taylor said.

  • Sen. Jimmy Higdon named KACCS Legislator of the Year

    Kentucky State Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, has been named the Kentucky Association of Career Colleges and Schools (KACCS) 2015 Legislator of the Year.
    Sen. Higdon, the Senate Majority Caucus Whip and a member the Senate Education Committee, received the award during the KACCS 2015 Educational Conference and Annual Meeting, held Aug. 20 at the Sullivan University College of Pharmacy in Louisville.

  • Marching Knights place first in Somerset

    The Marion County Marching Knights completed Saturday, Sept. 12, at Somerset High School, and they received first place in Class AAA. They were also awarded for having the best percussion and best auxiliary.


  • Half-century of service

    Jean Garrett is fixture at Glasscock Elementary School. She said parents and some grandparents have commented to current students that Garrett was there when they were in school.
    That happens when you’ve been working at the same place for 50 years.
    “It’s been my home away from home. I’d say everyone has been like family,” Garrett said. “If we have problems, we all gang around each other and try to help.”

  • School board responds to recent criticism about finances

    One day after a letter to the editor criticized Marion County Public Schools for its financial balance following a recent vote to increase the district’s tax rate, the Marion County Board of Education took more time than usual discussing its monthly financial report.
    Lisa Caldwell, the district’s central finance officer, explained at the Sept. 10 board meeting that the district had a balance of $10.8 million at the end of August. This was down from $12.3 million at the end of July.