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Education

  • Sara Brady is new Calvary Elementary principal

    Sara Brady of Lebanon has accepted the principal's position at Calvary Elementary School.

    "The council reviewed over 15 qualified applicants and after a strong interview process selected Mrs. Brady to lead the school," Dr. Chuck Hamilton, Marion County superintendent write in a press release. "Following Mrs. Pam Marks will be a difficult task, but the council felt Mrs. Brady was up to the job and shared the council's vision for the future of CES." 

  • NAACP presents scholarships to Whitlock and Young
  • Bradfordsville opens head start program
  • More than 230 students awarded scholarships

  • Elder receives scholarship

    Alesha Elder has received a KGA/KACS scholarship sponsored by Houchens Industries and administered by the Kentucky Grocers Education Foundation (KGEF). Ms. Elder is a 2012 graduate of Marion County High School and will be a freshman at Eastern Kentucky University this fall. She plans to major in occupational therapy.

  • Local students accept scholarships to EKU

    Hundreds of additional incoming freshmen and transfer students have accepted merit-based scholarships to attend Eastern Kentucky University.
    Marion County recipients include:
    · Bryan Clark, Lebanon, Marion County High School, Regents Scholarship
    · Alesha Elder, Lebanon, Marion County High School, Presidential Scholarship
    · Natalie Hutchins, Lebanon, Marion County High School, Presidential Scholarship
    ·  Quentin Miles, Saint Francis, Marion County High School, Founders Scholarship

  • Board: Superintendent doing 'great' job

    Marion County Superintendent Chuck Hamilton is doing a "fantastic" job, especially for his first year at the helm of the Marion County Public School district, according to school board members.

    The board conducted Hamilton's yearly evaluation Tuesday, June 22, which took approximately 50 minutes in executive session.

    When the board convened in open session, Board Chairman Michael Mullins said that the board gave Hamilton an overall rating of 3.5 of a possible 4.0.

  • Education briefs

    School's out but the lunchroom is still open

    Local students are on summer break but thousands of school lunches are still being served.

    The Marion County School District is currently serving 17 summer feeding sites, according to Taylora Schlosser, assistant superintendent and food service director. In May, approximately 3,000 meals were served, Schlosser reported to the Marion County Board of Education during its June 12 meeting.

  • First year of drug testing complete at MCHS

    A mere two percent of students who were randomly drug tested at Marion County High School failed during the 2011-12 school year, according to results released last week at the Marion County Board of Education meeting.

    "Even of the two percent that were identified, I don't think there were any surprises," Marion County Superintendent Chuck Hamilton said.

  • OAR Good Citizenship Award winners announced

    Daughters of American Revolution, St. Asaph Chapter recently awarded its Good Citizenship Awards. Kentucky School for the Deaf awarded Jade Bell the Good Citizenship Award. Jade is a respected leader with her peers. She volunteers to lead the Pledge Allegiance every Friday. She is very patient when working with others and is trusted by her teachers. She received other 8th grade Awards such as Outstanding Improvement in Reading, Academic Studies of Art and Humanities.
    She also received an Athletic award: Best Performer in the Shot Put Event of 25 ft.
    Award.