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Education

  • Lockwood selected to lead Marion County Middle School

    Daniel Lockwood has been hired as the next principal at Marion County Middle School. Lockwood joins Marion County Public Schools after working at the Department of Education as a Leadership Development Specialist where he supported principals and assistant principals from around the state. Before that, he was the principal at East Hardin Middle School in Hardin County for six years.

  • Board member hosting community forum to discuss facilities plan

    Carrie Truitt, who represents District 1 on the Marion County Board of Education, is hosting a community forum on June 12 to discuss a facilities plan recently approved by the Local Planning Committee.

  • CLASS OF 2018

    The 48th annual Marion County High School commencement ceremony was full of laughter, tears and celebration of new beginnings and lost friends on Saturday, June 2.

    Graduating seniors left empty chairs for their departed classmates, Olivia Ford and Blake Lawson, both students having passed away this year in car accidents. Their families attended the ceremony, and were presented memory shadow boxes.

  • Lebanon Elementary School welcomes new principal

    Lebanon Elementary School will welcome new leader, Jim Freeman, as principal next school year. 

  • Buffy Mann retiring from Marion County Middle

    Buffy Mann, 51, is retiring after 22 years of teaching and five years as principal, completing her career at Marion County Middle School.

    “I have had a blessed career,” said Mann. “I have never dreaded coming into work. You see the memes on Facebook and social media about Mondays. I have never dreaded it. I love coming in. I love the adults I work with, I especially love the students.”

  • LES Kindergarten classes present: Alphabet Action

    The kindergarten classes at Lebanon Elementary School showed off all of their hard work this year in learning the alphabet, performing as different character representing alphabet letters and singing and dancing for the student and teacher audience on Thursday, May 24. The show was performed by the students in Pam Mattingly, Ida Spalding and Tammy Durham’s classes. 

  • Committee to discuss next steps for MCPS construction projects

    The Local Planning Committee (LPC) will be meeting on Tuesday, May 22, to begin updating the Marion County Public Schools’ district facilities plan.

    The state legislature recently voted to match Marion County’s nickel revenue, and the committee will be reviewing the school district’s bonding potential, as well as discussing next steps for construction of the district’s first new school in nearly 25 years.

  • LES celebrates the Kentucky Derby

    Lebanon Elementary School celebrated the Kentucky Derby recently. Each class cheered on students as they raced to the finish line.

  • School board votes to keep 8 teachers, cuts 2 percent raise district wide

    When looking over the budget Thursday afternoon, prior to their regular monthly meeting, the Marion County Board of Education was faced with the issue of doling out a 2 percent raise district-wide, as they had last year, or finding a way to save the almost $500,000 it would take to keep approximately eight teachers from losing their jobs. 

  • LES principal search underway

    Lebanon Elementary School has begun its search to find a new principal. 

    Donna Royse, who has been principal at LES for 15 years, is retiring at the end of this school year after 34 total years in education.