• Former principal named MCPS director of exceptional child education

    Education has always been a passion for Shelley Badgett, and as the new director of exceptional child education for Marion County Public Schools, she has found her dream job.
    Originally from Canada, Badgett got her degree in elementary education and then moved to the United States in 2000. She then got her masters degree in special education from Campbellsville University. But she knew administration was in her future.

  • U of L President James Ramsey stepping down

    By Tom Loftus and Morgan Watkins
    The Courier-Journal

    Gov. Matt Bevin announced Friday that University of Louisville President James Ramsey is stepping down and that he is reorganizing the Board of Trustees.
    Bevin said he is appointing an interim board that will serve for the next two weeks.
    Bevin said it has been evident that changes in the oversight at U of L has been needed for some time. He said his intent is to "give a fresh start" to the university.

  • Summer camp cooking

    The 2016 Summer Dream Academy, sponsored by the Marion County Title One Program, kicked off in early May and will continue until late July.
    There are programs for all ages and interests and at varying lengths and dates this summer.
    This past week, 33 students from kindergarten through the sixth grade attended the Kentucky Migrant Education and 21st Century Learning Camp. On Wednesday June 15, the students got to cook their very own breakfast burrito at the Marion County Extension office.

  • Summer Feeding kicks off

    For a lot of kids, summer break is about vacations, going to the pool and spending more time with friends. For others, it becomes a struggle just to get enough to eat. That was the topic of discussion at the USDA Summer Feeding Kick-off Tuesday, June 15, at Calvary Elementary.    
    Hosted by Marion County Public Schools, the event presented speakers from all around the commonwealth who aimed to tackle the issue of hunger among students and ways to prevent it.

  • School board: Superintendent is ‘exemplary’

    Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser is doing an “exemplary” job, according to the members of the Marion County Board of Education who conducted Schlosser’s performance evaluation on June 14.
    After meeting in closed session for one hour and 44 minutes, the board reconvened in open session and Board Chairman Mike Cecil read the board’s summative evaluation statement out loud.

  • Eight MCHS students fail drug tests during school year

    Eight out of 348 students at Marion County High School failed drug tests during the 2015-16 school year, according to results released at the June 9 Marion County Board of Education meeting.
    The 2015-16 school year was the district's fifth year of randomly drug testing students at the high school. The drug testing policy requires high school students who participate in extra-curricular activities and/or drive to school to be included in the pool of students eligible for testing, as well as students who enroll voluntarily or are enrolled by their parents or guardians.

  • SCC academics’ lists announced

    St. Catharine College recently announced the list of students who have achieved extraordinary academic success for the spring 2016 semester.
    The dean’s list includes all students who had a grade point average of 3.6 – 3.999. The following students from Marion County were recognized for their academic achievement: Emily Fenwick, Tiera Heady, Aubrey Hill, Mary Hutchins, Stacy Hutchins, Jillian Leake, Allison Reed and Dawn Scott.

  • Glasscock Honor Rolls

    The following Glasscock Elementary School students earned the honor for the fourth nine weeks of the 2015-16 school year:

    Mrs. Hutchins - first honor roll - Josie Blair, Abbi Norris, Jeneva Smith, and Drew Wright; second honor roll - Gracie Barr, Bella Brady, Kayondra Maddox, James Settles, Payton Simpson, Serenity Whitt, Ariyanna Wohner, and Nola Yocum.

  • ECTC Springfield Campus 2016 graduates
  • Campus will host Student/Transfer/Registration Day today

    In response to St. Catharine College’s sudden closing, ECTC has brought together a team specializing in student transfers and new student admissions who will be available at the Springfield Campus from 11:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15.
    Students transferring from St. Catharine College and students entering college this Fall will be able to meet with admissions advisors, transfer specialists, academic advisors and financial aid experts who will be able to answer most questions about entering ECTC.