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Education

  • Opposing views on MCPS leadership

    Two citizens spoke to the Marion County Board of Education at the end of its July 8 meeting, and they expressed contrary views about the district's leadership.
    Amanda Beard concluded her remarks by calling for Superintendent Taylora Schlosser and the school board members to resign, while Barney Tharp defended Schlosser and the school board for recent steps they have taken.
    After each of them spoke, Board Member Butch Cecil thanked them for taking the time to go through the process to get on the agenda.

  • Board approves agreements for 2014-15 school year

    The July 8 meeting of the Marion County Board of Education concluded with more than 30 minutes of public comments from citizens. The hour of the meeting before those comments included a number of procedural matters for the 2014-15 academic year.
    Each of these items were approved 3-0. Board Member Bernard Miles was not present during last week’s meeting.
    The following items were approved last week:
    • The student code of conduct for the 2014-15 school year.
    • Exceptional child education procedures for special education programs.

  • Funk awarded humanitarian award at retirees conference
  • Local students earn their degrees

    The following Marion County students graduated from Western Kentucky University recently, earning degrees at the May 2014 commencement ceremonies.
    Melissa S. Newcomb of Lebanon - bachelor of science.
    Kelli S. Smith of Lebanon - master of science.
    Tyler J. Wright of Lebanon - bachelor of science.
    David S. Despain of Loretto - bachelor of science.
    Amanda K. Metcalf of Loretto - bachelor of arts.
    Stephanie R. Smith of Loretto - bachelor of science in nursing.
    Amanda E. Thomas of Loretto - bachelor of science.

  • Students recognized at awards’ ceremony

    The following West Marion Elementary students received awards at the annual award’s ceremony held June 3.
    Perfect attendance
    Kindergarten: Andrew Mattingly, Josie Essex, and Logan Wheatley.
    First: Samantha Douglas, Addison Downs, Anna Allender, Emily Mattingly (two consecutive years), and Evan Wheatley (two consecutive years).
    Second: J.T. Farmer, Tyler Hamilton, Will Kaminski, Chloe Robbins (two consecutive years), Breanna Downs (two consecutive years), Emma Edelen (two consecutive years), Roseanna Peterson, and Mattie Hagan.

  • Calvary Elementary student wins ‘Grandparent of the Year’ essay contest

     

  • Dean’s, president’s lists announced

    Eastern Kentucky University has announced that 2,880 students earned dean’s list honors for the spring 2014 semester.
    Local students honored are:

  • MCHS registration is July 29-Aug. 1

     Marion County High School will welcome the Class of 2018 with Freshman JumpStart from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 1. All incoming freshman should plan to attend to learn everything they need to know to get ready for high school. Parents will not need to attend JumpStart

    Freshmen registration will follow JumpStart from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Parents will need to attend registration.  

    Registration Dates

  • Questions surround Mid-Continent closing

    By Kathleen Fox

    The Paducah Sun

    As the final cycle of classes comes to an end at Mid-Continent University in Mayfield, questions about the school’s past and future remained unanswered.

    More than 60 years after the private Southern Baptist college opened its doors, Mid-Continent University has closed to about 2,000 traditional and Advantage students.

  • School board meets tonight

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet in regular session at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, at the board of education office, 755 E. Main Street in Lebanon.

    The agenda of tonight's meeting includes several items. Two delegations are listed as well (Amanda Beard and Barney Tharp) at the end of the agenda.

    The agenda is as follows:

    CALL TO ORDER

    PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/MOMENT OF SILENCE