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Today's News

  • SCMS 4-H Speech Contest winners
  • New road to Maker’s Mark is open

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has voted to open the new road to Maker’s Mark.
    The court held a public hearing about possibly closing a portion of Burke Springs Road and opening the new road on April 2. On Thursday, the court voted to open the new road.
    During the April 2 public hearing, residents near Maker’s Mark expressed concerns about closing part of Burke Springs Road and about safety issues on the new road. One particular concern related to lines of sight at an intersection near a utility pole.

  • SCMS students learn about the different fields of engineering
  • Junior Mister program donates $2,500 to area charities
  • Fracking permit given to Pennsylvania company

    By Brad Bowman
    The State Journal

    The Kentucky Oil and Gas Conservation Commission gave the green light for Kentucky’s first horizontal deep-well fracturing operation in a special meeting Thursday.
    The commission granted a drilling permit to Horizontal Technology Energy Company of Pennsylvania that will set up an oil and natural gas drilling operation in Johnson County.

  • 4-22-15 School Menus

    Breakfast
    MCHS additional menu item: assorted Pop-tart or cereal bar grab and go breakfast served in lobby daily
    Monday, April 27 - Pancake and sausage on a stick with maple syrup and toast or assorted cereal and toast, strawberry cup, crunchy apple, juice and milk
    Tuesday, April 28 - Mini bagels strawberry or cinnamon and toast or cereal and toast, pear slices, grape clusters, juice and milk
    Wednesday, April 29 - Scrambled eggs and toast or assorted cereal and toast, peach cup, pineapple, juice and milk

  • Army to close Fort Knox warrior transition

    By Judah Taylor
    Landmark News Service

    The U.S. Army announced it will close a $46 million facility at Fort Knox that cares for wounded soldiers less than three years after opening it.
    The warrior transitional unit operating at the Sgt. Maj. William E. Sumner Warrior Transition Battalion Complex on post is among 10 of 25 scheduled to close by August 2016, the Army announced Friday.

  • Local branch of NAACP offering two scholarships

    The Marion County Chapter of the NAACP is pleased to announce that two scholarships will be awarded to Marion County High School Seniors in 2015. 
    The deadline to submit applications is May 13,2015. One scholarship is provided by the Marion County Chapter, NAACP. The other scholarship is provided by family members of the late Verda Calhoun, long-time president of the Marion County NAACP.
    Applications are available in the MCHS counselor’s office. The value of each scholarship is $500.

  • Green Festival is April 25 in Springfield

    * The original version of this story included the wrong date for this event. The Green Festival will take place Saturday, April 25. We apologize for the confustion.

  • Rep will help with college planning

    Toni Wiley is available to assist Marion County schools, students, parents and groups that want help with college planning.
    She’s available year-round to provide free higher education and financial aid assistance. Wiley can lead students in career exploration activities, assist with the admissions application process, help students explore scholarship opportunities and other funding options, guide families through submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and increase motivation for at-risk students.