Today's News

  • School Menus

    Monday, April 11: Pillsbury Mini Cinni and toast or assorted cereal and toast, assorted juice, milk.
    Tuesday, April 12: Biscuit and sausage or assorted cereal and toast, assorted juice, milk.
    Wednesday, April 13: Scrambled eggs and toast or assorted cereal and toast, assorted juice, milk.
    Thursday, April 14: Apple cinnamon oatmeal and donuts or assorted cereal and toast, assorted juice, milk.
    Friday, April 15: Sausage and egg Hot Pocket and toast or assorted cereal and toast, assorted juice, milk.

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  • College grants available for adult students

    Adult Kentuckians who are interested in taking college classes may be eligible for a Go Higher Grant administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).
    Go Higher Grants are available to adults age 24 or older who are enrolled in fewer than six credit hours at a participating Kentucky college or university. Applicants must show financial need. The maximum award amount is $1,000 and covers tuition plus a book allowance of $50 per credit hour.

  • Church Briefs

    • Bradfordsville United Methodist Church will have a revival April 6 thru April 9, beginning at 7 nightly and Sunday, April 10, from 10-11 a.m. featuring Bro. Dan Fredrick. He will provide special music each night.

    • First Baptist Church, located on N. Depot St., will have a Spring Revival April 6-8. Guest speaker will be Rev. Prentice Burton from Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church in Lexington.

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  • Education by Design

    Craig O'Daniel has gained a new perspective on the world because of his participation in Project Lead the Way, a program designed to encourage students with an interest in science, technology, engineering and math.

    "I learned a lot about the design process, and how to look at everyday objects and think of ways to make them better," O'Daniel said.

    He was one of the eight Marion County High School students who recently completed the capstone project, which is considered the culmination of the program.

  • Student drug-testing meeting leads to questions galore

    Before a drug-testing program can be implemented at Marion County High School lots of questions need to be answered; the main one being who exactly is going to be drug-tested.

    The Drug Testing Implementation Committee began discussing that very issue during its first meeting Thursday at the Marion County Board of Education. While some school districts only test athletes, other schools test all students involved in extra-curricular activities, as well as students who drive to school.

  • Still gaining?

    Nearly one in four Marion Countians describe themselves as being in poor or fair health. Marion Countians are also more likely to die in vehicle crashes than the average Kentuckian, and 23 percent of Marion County children are living in poverty.

    All of this and more are part of the reason Marion County is considered the 53rd healthiest county in the state, according to the most recent county health rankings prepared by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

  • Marion County Screening Committee to meet April 14

    The Superintendent Screening Committee for Marion County Public Schools will meet at 4:45 p.m. at the Marion County Board of Education.

    The committee consists of the following individuals:

    - Ed Hacker           Board representative

    - Brad Mattingly     Parent representative

  • MapSync meeting with local officials

    Local officials are scheduled to meet with MapSync and Lincoln Trail Area Development District representatives to begin discussions on the mapping work that is necessary for the county to be eligible for enhanced 911.

    That meeting has been rescheduled for 2 p.m. April 13. Originally, local officials had planned to meet with MapSync and LTADD representatives Thursday, April 7. The newspaper learned of the change after the April 6 paper went to press.