• Kentucky launches aerospace study

    By Brandon Mattingly
    Landmark News Service

    Gov. Steve Beshear signed a resolution recently to kick start a study into the aviation and aerospace industry and its impact on Kentucky's economy. The goal of the study is to expand on an area that has already become the state's largest export.

  • SCC finances under review

    By Brandon Mattingly
    Landmark News Service

    Recently, the U.S. Department of Education released a list of 544 schools that are being kept under a close eye after questions were raised in regard to finances. Of those, 69 schools reportedly face an investigation for “severe” findings in their audit. Included among those 69 schools was St. Catharine College.

  • 4-15-15 MCHS Students of the Week
  • Platinum performance

    A Marion County High School student can claim to be a part of the 1 percent, at least academically.
    Senior Ben Roberts achieved a "platinum" score on the ACT WorkKeys test. He is one of 11 students to attain that level out of more than 10,000 Kentucky students who took the exam, according to Marion County Area Technology Center Principal Brandon Bardin.
    That also placed Roberts among the top 1 percent of test-takers nationally, Bardin said.

  • MCHS graduation will be Friday, May 29

    Marion County High School students will be graduating on a Friday evening this year.
    The MCHS Site-Based Decision Making Council voted to set graduation at 7 p.m. May 29 during its meeting Thursday, according to Principal Mike Abell.
    “We knew any way we go, some people were going to be unhappy,” Abell said.
    The district conducted a phone survey of parents, asking if they would prefer to have graduation Friday evening, May 29, or Saturday morning, May 30. Abell said about 60 percent of the respondents preferred Friday evening.

  • 4-8-15 Marion County Public Schools Writing Spotlight


  • Jr. Beta Convention
  • Committee to review school board public comment policy

    The Marion County Board of Education has created a committee to review its existing public comments policy, and that committee held its first meeting on April 2.
    Last week’s meeting was primarily an organizational meeting, according to school board member Kaelin Reed, who has been an advocate for changing the policy.
    Daniel Beams was elected as the committee chairman. He is the director of the 21st Century Learning Center.

  • West Marion Elementary 1,000 Point Club’s newest members
  • 4-8-15 School Menus

    MCHS additional menu item: assorted Pop-tart or cereal bar grab and go breakfast served in lobby daily
    Monday, April 13 - Mini pancakes with maple syrup and toast or assorted cereal and toast, strawberry cup, apple, juice and milk
    Tuesday, April 14 - Chicken and biscuit and toast or assorted cereal and toast, grape cluster, pear slices, juice and milk
    Wednesday, April 15 - Assorted Pop-tart and two toast or assorted cereal and two toast, juice, pineapple, peach cup and milk