• MCPS enforcing old, new safety measures

    In response to recent school shootings, officials with Marion County Public Schools, local law enforcement personnel and a representative from the Kentucky Center for School Safety recently reviewed, discussed and brainstormed ways to continue making schools safer for students and staff.

  • State’s nickel match in doubt

    While the state’s pension crisis is weighing heavily on the minds of many Kentuckians, there’s another colossal concern that could become a reality for Marion County. Currently, Governor Matt Bevin’s budget includes significant cuts to education, and does not include matching funds for school districts who passed the recallable nickel in 2016.

  • Education briefs

    Superintendent’s report

    • Monday, Feb. 19, Presidents Day will be used as a make-up day for students and staff. 

    • MCPS has a partnership between Campbellsville University, and more than 60 students (teachers in training) will be participating in classroom experiences helping students and teachers.

  • Marion County teens learn dangers of social media

    Did you know that messages exchanged on the popular app “Snapchat” aren’t permanently deleted?

    That fact alone captured the attention of students at Marion County Knight Academy last week during a special assembly about social media.

    Speaker Scott Harvey, who travels the country speaking with young adults about personal responsibility, shared examples of social media exchanges gone wrong, including video examples of cyber bullying, social media misuse and more. 

  • Blast from the past

    Surprise! Glasscock Elementary staff found a time capsule hidden in storage, uncovering letters and memories from 1992, now inspiring the creation of a new time capsule to be left behind. 

    Chuck Lowery, custodian at Glasscock, found the hidden time capsule back in December, when he was moving new air filters out of a storage area and discovered the tube in a corner. 

  • The Dream Bus

    Marion County Public Schools’ Dream Bus visited Rosenwald Village and Cleaver Court recently.

  • MCPS working to make schools safer

    Marion County Public Schools will have an additional School Resource Officer this school year, and all school facilities have received modifications to make them safer.
    The Lebanon City Council approved funding for an additional School Resource Officer for MCPS during its July 9 meeting. Superintendent Taylora Schlosser will be asking the Marion County Fiscal Court for support for the additional School Resource Officer at the court’s meeting tomorrow, July 19.

  • Do you have what it takes? U.S. Air Force is recruiting

    As a new Air Force Special Operations recruiter, SSgt. Troy Nixon is responsible for inspiring, engaging and recruiting future Air Force Special Operators in the Kentucky and Indiana area.
    Prior to his assignment in Louisville, he was assigned to Travis Air Force Base, CA as a Transportation and Logistics Specialist.

  • Spring dean’s and president’s lists are announced at EKU

    Eastern Kentucky University has announced that 3,399 students earned dean’s list honors and that 1,557 students earned president’s list honors for the spring 2018 semester.

  • Local students are among spring graduates

    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,998 graduates at the conclusion of the Spring 2018 semester.
    The graduates were honored at separate academic college commencement ceremonies May 11-12.
    Local EKU graduates include: Kristen E. Peterson – MSN nursing, Morgan Marie Osbourn – BBA accounting, Blake Cahill Higdon – BBA marketing, Taylor Paige Wible – BS animal studies, and Bailey Anna Spalding – BA, BS psychology.
    The new degree holders join more than 140,000 Eastern alumni in Kentucky and across the United States and world.