John Sparrow, director of the Marion County Adult Education Center, addresses graduates of the GED program at the Marion County Detention Center in March of last year.
Marion County No. 1 in GED achievement

A few years ago, if you would have asked John Sparrow, the director of adult education, where Marion County ranked in GED attainment for Kentucky he wouldn’t have been able to tell you.
“We didn’t have these sort of rankings back in the day,” Sparrow said.
Once the state started providing the rankings by county, Sparrow said he was pleasantly surprised.
For the month of June, Marion County ranked No. 1 for GED attainment, No. 2 for the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) attainment, and No. 3 overall.