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Today's News

  • Marion County Public School district 'needs improvement'

    State and local educators were anxious about what the results of Kentucky's new and more demanding statewide testing system would reveal about student achievement. The results, which were released Friday, show that the MCPS district "needs improvement."

  • Red Cross helping people after Sandy affects lives in multiple states

    The American Red Cross has a huge relief response underway to Sandy, providing people across a number of states with a safe place to stay, food to eat and comfort during this difficult time.
    Thousands of people have spent the night in hundreds of Red Cross shelters since the storm began its onslaught on the country. The Red Cross has already served more than 100,800 meals and snacks and mobilized more than 2,300 disaster workers and almost 200 emergency vehicles so far and more are being deployed.

  • Still more on misleading ads

    If you get mail with "Paid for by Kentucky Family Values" on it, just throw it away.
    Terry Mills wants the ads to stop, too. He wrote in a statement to the Enterprise that he does not support the ads. He has contacted Kentucky Democratic Party leaders to say he does not want the negative ads. They told him they could not stop them.

  • Obama, Whitfield, Mills win re-election

    Nov. 6 was a good night for incumbents on the national, state and local levels.

    President Barack Obama, a Democrat, secured his re-election with 332 electoral votes, well above the 270 needed to retain his seat in the White House. Republican challenger Mitt Romney received 206 electoral votes.

  • Remember to set clocks back tonight

    Remember to set your clocks back before you go to bed tonight.

    We will return to standard time at 2 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4.

    Enjoy your extra hour of sleep.

  • MAC walk-aways are back in custody

    Two inmates walked away from Marion Adjustment Center on Friday, and both of them are back in custody.

  • MAC escapee has been caught

    William Paul Monroe, 30, walked away from MAC on Sept. 30. He was captured at 2:20 p.m. Nov. 1 by the Harlan County Sheriff's Department. Monroe is being housed in the Harlan County Detention Center.
    Monroe was serving an eight-year sentence for second-degree robbery on a Harlan County charge. He was scheduled to see the parole board in January of 2013.

    With Thursday's arrest, Monroe will also be facing an additional charge of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

  • Fiscal court meets Nov. 1

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    Here is the agenda for the Nov. 1 meeting:

  • SCC to host ‘Catholics at the Capitol’

    St. Catharine College will host “Catholics at the Capitol” Saturday Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Pettus Auditorium in the Richard S. Hamilton Health and Science Building. Catholics and other concerned citizens are invited to the event, which will address the Catholic position of key issues coming before the Kentucky General Assembly and the Catholic social teachings and values underlying these positions.

  • Move peonies in the fall if blooms are scarce, don’t plant too deep