Today's News

  • A class act

    Editor's note: This is the first of a series of stories about the Marion County Chamber of Commerce's 2010 Outstanding award winners.

    When Tammy Newton would visit her oncologist, he would often ask her how her kids were doing. Without missing a beat, Tammy would begin talking about the kids in her third grade classroom at West Marion Elementary School. However, her doctor was actually inquiring about her children, not her students.

  • Whitehouse, Helm marry on Feb. 5


    The children of Betty Jean Whitehouse and Joseph Paul Helm wish to announce their marriage.
    They were joined in holy matrimony at 2 p.m. on Feb. 5 in a private ceremony at Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church. Bro. Victor Stansbury officiated the ceremony.
    Witnesses were Michael Whitehouse and Dreama Spalding.
    Family members were in attendance.

  • Brussells celebrate 60 years of marriage


  • More postal routes moving to Lebanon

    Postal routes in Loretto and St. Francis may be moving to the Lebanon Post Office next month.

    Dave Walton, the postal services spokesperson for the Kentuckiana district, said the plan to move the two Loretto routes and the St. Francis route to Lebanon was still under consideration.

    "At some offices in our district, we're looking to relocate carriers," Walton said.

    Local officials did not say much about the changes, but they did sound more certain that the switch would happen.

  • MCHS principal search underway

    The Marion County High School Site-Based Decision Making Council has renewed its search for a principal.

    A notice was posted on the Kentucky Department of Education website Feb. 2. Chris Brady, the interim principal and the chairman of the council, said the notice must be posted for at least 30 days.

    "It will be at least a month or two before anything big happens," he said.

  • Board of education recognizes newly National Board Certified teachers
  • Drug testing proposal given another shot

    Shelton Young and Jayne Hogan, members of the Marion County Safe Community Coalition, made a proposal to the Marion County Board of Education in April of last year to begin random student drug testing at Marion County High School. At that time, then-Superintendent Donald Smith said that he would make a recommendation concerning the student drug-testing program at the April 27 board meeting.

    That never happened.

  • Honor rolls

    The following students earned recognition for the second nine weeks at Calvary Elementary School.
    • Primary: Brooklynne Bland, Christina Brady, Katie Beth Brady, Kayla Brady, Zachary Brady, Toni Grace Caldwell, Avery Cochran, Asha Dudgeon Grace Farmer, Luke Glasscock, Dakota Gribbins, Hannah Lanham, Michael Ryan Masterson, Katie Mattingly, Emma Milburn, Mason Sullivan, Carly Jo Thomas, Cade Thompson and Audrey Wise.

  • 15 days and counting...

    The Marion County Public School System has missed 15 days because of snow, and Mother Nature probably has a few more flurries and flakes up her sleeves before winter is over. Last February, school was out for seven days because of snow.

    The Marion County Board of Education is still uncertain how local schools are going to make up all of the missed days. Using part or all of Spring Break could be an option.

  • The early bird gets the FAFSA worm

    Jim Earls
    Special to the Enterprise
    The decision to start college life comes with a lot of challenges - deciding which college to attend, choosing a field of study, picking out courses for the first semester, living quarters, etc. So it’s no wonder many students seem to wait until the last minute to file their FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
    But those who procrastinate may be left out in the cold even if they just make the filing deadline.