• Bellarmine University Dean’s list announced

     Bellarmine University has named the following residents to the dean’s list for spring 2014:

    Flannery Musk, a senior majoring in secondary education, and previously attended Bethlehem High School.

    Tatum Daugherty, a senior majoring in communication, and previously attended Marion County High School.

    Abby Hamilton, a freshman majoring in middle grades education, and previously attended Marion County High School.

  • Campbellsville University students named to dean’s, president’s lists

     The academic honors’ dean’s and president’s lists for the spring 2014 semester has been announced by Campbellsville University Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Frank Cheatham.

    The following local students have been named to the dean’s list for spring 2014:

  • St. Charles Middle School students design musical instruments

     St. Charles Middle School sixth grade students designed, created and determined the pitch of the different musical instruments in science class under the direction of Sandra Cook.

  • Kentucky Public Retirees Conference is June 12-13

     The annual conference of Kentucky Public Retirees (KPR) is planned for June 12-13 at the Holiday Inn in Louisville at I-64 and Hurstbourne Lane. Public employees and retirees who receive benefits from any of the three systems covered by the Kentucky Retirement Systems, Kentucky Employees Retirement System, County Employees Retirement System and State Police Retirement System, are encouraged to attend.

  • Marion County Public Schools 2014 Summer Feeding open sites
  • Boy Scouts help with Crusade for Children

     Boy Scouts Troop 114 participates in Crusade for Children Troop 114 participated in Crusade for Children with New Hope Volunteer Fire Deptartment on May 20. Pictured are Carter Ballard, Elton Vandermeir, Dakota Dillander and Cameron Dillander.

  • Citizens voice issues with school system

    Emotions were running high at Loretto City Hall Monday evening as concerned and curious community members gathered to discuss issues they are having with the Marion County Public School System, specifically with its leadership.

    Marion County School Board Member Mike Cecil organized the forum, but said the crowd was larger than he had expected (there were approximately 50 to 75 people there). With so many people in attendance, Cecil said he and Board Chairman DeLane Pinkston, who was also in attendance, would be doing a lot of listening.

  • School board meets Tuesday

     The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, at the central office building, 755 E. Main Street in Lebanon.

    The agenda for that meeting includes the following:

    • Election of chairperson and vice-chairperson

    • Communications

    - Superintendent's report

    -Student drug testing report – Tim Lyons

    -Summer feeding report – Diane Evans

    -21st Century Program report – Diane Evans

    - Finance report – Superintendent Schlosser

  • Paula Walston is new WMES Principal

    Paula Walston, who was been a reading teacher at Lebanon Elementary School since August of 2002, achieved a life-long goal Thursday evening, June 5, when she was selected to become the West Marion Elementary School Principal.
    The WMES SBDM Council held a special-called meeting Thursday at 5:15 p.m., and after meeting for approximately 45 minutes in closed session, the council reconvened in open session and unanimously voted to hire Walston as principal.

  • Every school to have a full-time nurse

    Every school in the Marion County Public School System will have its very own nurse next school year.
    The Marion County Board of Education and the Lincoln Trail District Health Department negotiated nursing services earlier in the year. Lincoln Trail will be providing seven nurses (one at each school) for $140,000, but they will no longer be providing CPR training to staff, immunizations, dental screenings or classroom instruction.
    The following is a list of nurses for each school:
    • West Marion Elementary: Stefanie Spalding