Today's News

  • Modern Woodmen fund raiser for local baby is a success


  • Winter perennials have summer-like foliage


  • Try some of the ‘Best of the Best’ recipes


  • Dairy conference is Jan. 24-25

    By Aimee Nielson
    Special to the Enterprise
    Kentucky dairy producers have an opportunity to join others from across the region in Atlanta at a January conference addressing some of the major issues currently facing the dairy industry.

  • Farmers invited to attend outreach program

    The Kentucky State Police is partnering with the University of Kentucky and the Adair County Extension Office to provide a ‘Farmer Outreach’ forum that will forge enhanced relationships between law enforcement and the agricultural community.  
    The meeting is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the Adair County Extension Office located at 409 Fairground St., Columbia.  Topics of discussion will include safety regulations, licensing requirements and driver qualifications.  

  • Education briefs

    The school board unanimously approved establishing the current Hugh C. Spalding Academy as a separate A5 school beginning with the 2012-13 school year.

    A draft of enrollment and graduation requirements for the Hugh C. Spalding Academy was also presented to the board for the first reading.

    Superintendent Chuck Hamilton, who helped develop an A5 school while he was Mercer County's superintendent, said the school would allow students to earn their diploma, but also give them the flexibility to work.

  • Hear, hear

    Hemp, horses, House districts and H20 were among the issues discussed when Congressman Brett Guthrie visited Marion County last week.

    Guthrie stopped at the Marion County Extension Office Jan. 11 as part of a series of listening sessions he is holding throughout Kentucky's Second Congressional District.

    Guthrie opened with a short presentation complete with charts listing bills passed in the House but not the Senate, budget proposal comparisons and the increasing effect government programs are having on the budget.

  • Tech center can't replace retired teacher

    The Marion County Area Technical Center lost its industrial maintenance instructor to retirement at the end of December. Since school has resumed, students who were in the program have been moved to other programs, and local business leaders are concerned about the impact it could have on the community.

    "We're hoping to get another instructor, but our hands are tied," Marion County ATC Principal Tony Webb said.

  • Striking the right notes

    Beginning musicians are encouraged to take their time learning how to play before learning to play bigger and faster.

    The Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff followed that same pattern, and it has continued to expand its repertoire each year. The 2012 festival will take place Jan. 27-28 at Marion County High School, and it may be the biggest one to date.

  • Back-to-Back

    Mobile, Ala., better be ready because a Marion County contingent will be taking that city by storm again this summer when Paige Wilson competes in the Distinguished Young Woman competition.

    Wilson won the state competition Saturday evening.

    And, she's following familiar footsteps.