School News

Students Honored at May Board Meeting

Pictured left to Right:  Hayden Craine, recognized for 2015Governor's Scholar, Jerrica Reed, co-designer of banner for KSBA and 2015 Rogers Scholar, Braelyn Davis and Ava Slinker, first place winners at Student Technology Leadership Program Competition.  Absent from picture, Sam Walbert, co-designer of KSBA banner.


Campbellsville University Recognizes Three Metcalfe County Teachers

On behalf of Campbellsville University, Metcalfe County Superintendent Dr. Benny Lile recognized Ms. Cathy Jessie, Mr. Henry Damron, and Ms. Dorina Thiery for excellence in teaching at the elementary, middle and high school levels.  Congratulations to these three individuals.


March School Board Meeting

The March meeting of the Metcalfe County Board of Education will be held Tuesday, March 17th, 6pm at the Metcalfe County Middle School Auditorium.


Jeter wins 2015 Ag Day Poster/Essay Contest

Congratulations to Emily Jeter for being selected as a winner in the 2015 Ag Day Poster/Essay Contest. Her poster entry was selected as the most outstanding among entries from across the Commonwealth.


As recognition of the her fine accomplishment, she will receive a $100 check from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and Kentucky Ag and Environment in the Classroom.


Metcalfe County Elementary School Academic Team

Congratulations to the Metcalfe County Elementary School Academic Team for placing 1st place overall in the Elementary District KAAC Governor's Cup competition!


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District Atheltic Director Named

Peter Distefano named District Athletic Director

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MCHS Senior Night

See a complete listing of students recognized on MCHS Senior Night!


Senior Night - 2015

Metcalfe County BOE December Meeting

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

December meeting of the Metcalfe County Board of Education


Hornets to host Bardstown in FB playoff Friday night

Important information concerning the game:

Season passes will not be accepted and student admission will be $5.00.  This is a KHSAA Tournament game that requires revenue sharing.

October School Board Meeting Summary

Summary Notes from the October 2014 School Board Meeting

Demolition of old high school classroom wing delayed

Due to unforeseen circumstances, demolition on the old high building was not able to begin this week.  It should begin early next week.  School and district officials will be working with the contractors to ensure the safety of staff and students at all times.  At no time will a student be near the demolition site.  District personnel will be on site throughout the process to monitor all safety procedures.

21st Century Program Excels!

A record number of students are enrolled in the Metcalfe County Middle School 21st Century After School Program!

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Tim Cadle, Assistant Principal at Metcalfe County High School honored as Certified Staff Member of the Month.

Tim Cadle is show with Board Chair, Joey Shive as he was honored at recent Metcalfe County Board of Education meeting for being selected as Certified Staff Member of the Month at Metcalfe County High School.

Congratulations, Mr. Tim Cadle.

Classified Staff Recognized at Board Meeting

Eugene Moss, Joyce Fields, and Sherry Keltner were acknowledged as classified staff members of the month for their exemplary contributions to students at Metcalfe County High School.

Harley Hawkins recently awarded at Kentucky State Fair

Harley Hawkins was recently recognized at the September Board meeting for winning the FFA Tobacco Flying Award at the Kentucky State Fair.  Congratulations, Harley.

Timothy Benjamin

Timothy Benjamin was honored at recent board meeting for art work.

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Lady Hornet Volleyball Results

Hornets fall to Barren County

Even though their effort was noticed, the outcome was not in the Lady Hornets’ favor Tuesday night against Barren County.

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Join us for the the Reunion/Open House of the Old High School, this Sunday, August 31st, from 1-4pm. It will be an opportunity for one last walk through the old classrooms before demolition begins later this fall.  Carol's Main Street printing has shirts available. If ordered in advance the graduating year can be applied to the back of the shirt. This is a great opportunity to see old friends and say goodbye to the building many of us called home. Be sure and look for the Alumni Association table also as this will be an opportunity to reorganize the group!

Metcalfe County High School 1958-1994's photo.

Little League Football Schedules

The 2014 Little League Football Schedules are now available by clicking "Athletics" under QUICK LINKS to the left.

World Wide Hornet Pride

See the latest photos of world wide Hornet travelers.  See World Wide Hornet Pride under "Quick Links"


*In anticipation of demolition of the classroom wing of the old MCHS building to make way for the new elementary school, Metcalfe County Schools will host a reunion/open house of the old Metcalfe County High School classes 1958-94, on Sunday, August 31st from 1-4pm. Superintendent Dr. Benny Lile extends this invitation to all residents and alumni.*

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2014-15 Bus Routes

Current Bus Route Information

August 2014 Board Meeting Summary


August 12 Board Meeting - Summary Notes

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Camp Invention Morphed!



Many students are attending the Camp Invention program this week.  We are so excited about this week of hands-on fun.  Here’s a quick snapshot of what’s going on…

As we dove into Morphed, we had the opportunity to explore the concept of morphing through a wide variety of angles.  From designing prototypes of vehicles that can morph to considering ways that our senses (vision) can morph to give us bionic powers, a world of possibilities has been burst open for us.  We are beginning to take apart our machines and devices so that we can upcycle the pieces into pinball machines that will be based on insect morphs.  Playing high energy games got our bodies moving so ideas could flow as we began designing, inventing, and tinkering.  We are prepared to allow our creativity to morph throughout the week!


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Students participate in mock crash scene

Students from MCHS and MCMS participated in and observed a mock crash on the front lawn of Metcalfe County High School.   The event was sponsored by the Mectalfe County High School FFA Chapter and Metcalfe County 4H.  A huge "Thank You" to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture for coordinating the days events!

MCS Receives Team Participation Award From Relay For Life
Metcalfe County Schools are proud to accept
the award for team participation from the
Metcalfe County Relay For Life. 
The RFL committee goes above and beyond
in their service to our county.  It is an honor
to be recognized by this worthy organization.

Old Metcalfe County High/Middle School Classroom Wing Slated For Demolition

Partial demolition of the old high school will allow for elementary school construction. [Updated]

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Board Meeting Summary

September 16, 2014 Board of Education Meeeting Summary

November School Board Meeting

Regular Monthly Meeting of the Metcalfe County School Board

Tuesday, November 11  2014

Summary Notes

Metcalfe County Hornet Girls Basketball

Holiday Tournament Information      

Lady Hornet Basketball (All times are Central Standard Time)

Delilah Gonzales Shootout - Taylor County High School

  • Taylor County has construction in progress.  Please enter the building from the back.


Friday Dec. 19 -  7pm vs. Lynn Camp

Saturday Dec. 20 - 9am vs. Taylor County

Saturday Dec. 20 - 2pm vs. Larue County


Best of the Lakes Holiday Classic - Clinton County High School

Friday Dec 26 - 5pm vs. Wayne County

Saturday Dec 27 - 4:30pm vs West Jessamine

Sunday Dec 28 - 2:30pm vs Red Boiling Springs (TN)




Gardner Recognized for Academic Excellence

             Highest ACT scores and a composite of 32. 



Spring Break

Spring Break will be April 6-10.

Board Meeting Summary

May 2015 Monthly Board Meeting Summary

April Board Meeting

Summary notes of the April 20th Metcalfe County Board of Education meeting.



Metcalfe County Middle School Recognition

 Students and Staff recently recognized at the Metcalfe County Board of Education meeting.  Pictured left to right:  Jessica Lindsey, Daniel Robertson, Taylor Brown and Shannon Gipson.

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History Bowl at MCHS

Students and staff participated in a friendly competition...

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2015 Improving Lives Scholarship Application

There will be (3) $1,000 scholarships awarded and  is open to any Metcalfe County High School graduating senior of good standing. If all of the criteria (A-E) are not met, your application will be disqualified!  The complete scholarship application should be returned to the MCHS Guidance office by April 30, 2015.


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Metcalfe County Hornet Boys Basketball

Holiday Tournament Information      

Twin Lakes Tournament – Clinton County


Fri Dec 19, 5pm vs Clinton County

Sat Dec 20, 4:30pm vs Elliot County

Sun Dec 21, 1pm vs Louisville Western


Lindsey Wilson College Classic – Adair County High School

Fri Jan 2, 7pm vs Adair County

Sat Jan 3, 10:15am vs Hart County

Sat Jan 3, 5pm vs Whitefield Academy


MCHS Band places at state competition!

 The 2014 Hornet Marching Band participated in the  Class A State Semi-Finals competition and received the highest KMEA placement in Metcalfe County History!

Students Awarded for Distinguished ACT Scores

Michael Miller, Kristin O'Leary, and Gage Edmunds - Highest ACT scores and all above a composite of 32

Substitute Bus Drivers Needed


Substitute Bus Drivers are needed for the 2014-2015 school year

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Superintendent Explains Construction Process

Superintendent Lile communicates building plans and timelines.

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June MCBOE Meeting Agenda

June 2014 Agenda

Metcalfe Elementary Plans Are Ahead Of Schedule

Elementary School construction plans are on fast track.

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Metcalfe County Elementary Teacher Awarded “Donors Choose” Grant

MCES teacher Tara Wesley recently learned she has been awarded a grant through, a website that matches potential donors with individuals or entities seeking outside funding.

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Ellie Caffee Recognized for Academic Achievement

Ellie Caffee - As a freshmen scored the highest score on a sophomore level PLAN assessment.

December Board Meeting Summary

Summary Notes of the December Board Meeting of the Metcalfe County Board of Education

Summary Notes

Betty Branstetter Awarded Certified Employee of the Month

Betty Branstetter accepts the certified emplyee of the month award from Chairman, Mr. Joey Shive, Metcalfe County Board of Education.

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Summer Arts Opportunities!

SKyPAC in Bowling Green has a wealth of summer camp opportunities for the students of south central Kentucky!  Theatre, Magic, Clay Works, Paper Works, and Mixed Works, all will provide students with exposure to a wide variety of arts projects. Follow the link below for more information, camp application, and scholarship opportunities!



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Metcalfe County “Let’s Get Movin’ 2015”

Metcalfe County “Let’s Get Movin’ 2015”

Presented by

Metcalfe County Schools & Jessica’s Dance and Tumbling

Race Date                                                  Race Time    Location          Sponsor

April 10            Spring Fling 5K               6:00 p.m.        Blue Gym        Carhartt


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John Reece Recognized as Classified Employee of the Month

John Reece accepts the classified emplyee of the month award from Chairman, Mr. Joey Shive, Metcalfe County Board of Education.

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Food Service Director, Beth Miller Recognized for Student Support


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Annika Reed finishes near top in state spelling bee

Congratulations to Annika Reed, participant in the state spelling bee.

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MCHS All Distinguished Students

MCHS All Distinguished


Bennie Stephens, District Assessment Coordinator, Andrew Roach, Melanie Ennis, Hayden Crain, Jackson Bell, Superintendent Dr. Benny Lile


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Student Art Selected for State Wide Exhibit

MCHS student Timothy Benjamin is recognized for art work.

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Construction Plans Save District Funds

The addition/renovation to the existing primary center in order to create the Metcalfe County Elementary School stands to save the district millions of dollars while getting students in a new facility years earlier.

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Joshua (Josh) Hurt has been named head girls basketball coach for the Metcalfe County Hornets for the coming 2014-15 season. 

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Michael Gill named Principal of Metcalfe County Elementary School

Mr. Michael Gill was named earlier today as Principal of the newly formed Metcalfe County Elementary School. 

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July Board Meeting Summary

July 8, 2014 School Board Meeting Summary

Reunion Day!

An estimated 350 alumni and friends gathered to say goodbye to the old MCHS Classroom wing.

Former faculty members take time for a photo.

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MCHS Teacher Mia Li' Recognized as Staff of the Month

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Lydia Coleman, representing Metcalfe County Elementary School



Lydia Coleman recognized for outstanding student at Metcalfe County Elementary School.

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All Distinguished Students at MCMS

MCMS All Distinguished

Ethan White, Will Pemberton, Jacob Miller, Anna Judd, Mason Edwards, Julie Barlow, Olivia Adams, Trevor Fields (absent) 

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Metcalfe Band Honored at Board Meeting

Metcalfe County Marching Band members were honored at the latest Metcalfe County Board of Education Meeting.


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All Distinguished Students from MCES

Front Row: Hunner Whitlow and Braelyn Johnson

Second Row: W. P. Hurt, Lydia Coleman, and Riann Wisdom

Third Row: John Linkous and Molly Rigsby

Fourth Row: Jackson Simpson, Colton Huffman, and Jackson Pemberton

Fifth Row: Braelyn Davis and Mercedes Magana

Sixth Row: John Shirley, Chris Shaw, and Allison Hay

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Carter Harbison, representing Metcalfe County Elementary School




Carter Harbison recognized for outstanding student at Metcalfe County Elementary School.

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MCHS Teacher Recognized As Certified of the Month

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2014 Project Graduation

Metcalfe County Schools would like to congratulate all of our graduates as they enter into the next chapter of their lives.  

We hope that all Metcalfe County students and staff have a wonderful summer and a much deserved break.


For the 2014-15 school year the Metcalfe County Elementary School will have no supply list and no student fees.  Students will be expected to have paper and pencil but beyond that the school will provide other needed items.   Students are welcome to bring their favorite folder, binder, or any other item, but there is no requirement for such.

Karen Blythe Recognized for District Support

Karen Blythe was recognized for continued district support of Infinite Campus for teachers, administrators and staff.  Ms. Blythe has received and provided many hours of Infinite Campus training and updates for staff members.

February Board Meeting Summary Notes

Board Meeting Summary

MAP testing explained

For a number of years the Metcalfe County School District has used the Measurement of Academic Progress (MAP)  assesment program throughout the school term in order to gain an internal gauge of individual academic achievement.  The MAP test is produced by the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA). This brief, two page article from NWEA provides a clear and concise explanation of what MAP is and how it helps our schools and students.

Make Assessment Relevant

2013-2014 Metcalfe County School Report Card Released


The 2013-2104 assessment results have been released.  Statewide assessment results are reflected in the “School Report Card” which is available for each district and school in Kentucky. 

Complete results can be accessed on the KDE School Report Card site.

School Report Cards


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MCHS students, future GEEKS? ...

On Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015, thirty MCHS students traveled to Brooks, KY to Geek Squad City and to Elizabethtown Community & Technical College.

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Jordan Samuels Honored for Services to Younger Students

Jordan Samuels is shown with Mr. Joey Shive during the recent board of education meeting.  Jordan was recognized for her leadership and assistance  while serving as a bus monitor during a bus accident in May.  Miss Samuels made sure student needs were met during this time.

Geneva Scroggy Honored as Community Education Director

Geneva Scroggy was recognized for her exemplary efforts as Community Education Director. Geneva has administered a full calendar of classes throughout the year and is constantly seeking new and exciting opportunities to bring to our community!

2015 Metcalfe County Kentucky Derby Spelling Bee Winner

Congratulations to Annika Reed, spelling bee winner!


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2015 Metcalfe County Kentucky Derby Spelling Bee

Congratulations to all participants of the Metcalfe County Kentucky Derby Spelling Bee.


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Elaine Marcello is Honored at June Board Meeting

Elaine Marcello is shown with Board Chairman Joey Shive at recent board meeting.  Ms.Marcello retired after spending 22 years in education as a teacher assistant.  Most of those years were spent at Summer Shade Elementary.

Karen Nunn is Honored for 33 Years in Education

Karen Nunn retires after spending 33 years in education.  Ms.Nunn has served as a teacher, guidance counselor and principal in the Barren and Metcalfe County School Districts.  We wish Karen a happy retirement.

Scholastic Art show SKyPAC
Metcalfe County High would like to congratulate Madison Pierce and Jessie Boles for receiving an honorable mention award for the  Scholastic Art & Writing show at SKyPAC in Bowling Green. Fantastic job to both for such fine works of art.

Academic Team Takes 1st Place

Metcalfe County Middle School hosted the District Governor's Cup Academic Team Competition on Saturday, January 17th.

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