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Today's News

  • Finance director staying put

    While the Marion County Board of Education spent most of the public portion of its June 19 meeting addressing the superintendent’s residency, that wasn’t the only issue affecting local schools last week.
    Marion County Public Schools recently learned that they have the potential for a bonding capacity of up to $5.89 million. 
    The report was provided to the district by Mark Rawlings, the vice president of Hilliard and Lyons in Paducah.

  • Marion County Board of Education leaves unanswered questions

    By Jerry Evans
    Guest Columnist

    In light of the recent action taken by the Marion County School Board and other members of our community, there are many unanswered questions.
    1. What prompts the school board to amend the requirements of residency for the present school superintendent? It is said they voted their conscience.
    Was their conscience “Missing in action” when similar circumstances were in evidence during the time that Mr. Donald Smith served as superintendent?

  • The interim committees hit the ground running

    The legislative interim period officially began this month. My first meeting was June 10 with the Interim Joint Committee on Education, and we had a full slate. We heard two comprehensive presentations from two educational think tanks. First, we heard from Dr. Gene Bottoms with the Southern Regional Education Board Foundation for Excellence in Education, and Gene Wilhoit, executive director of National Center for Innovation in Education.

  • Home or away, part 2

    The Enterprise wrote an editorial Feb 23, 2011, arguing that the superintendent of Marion County Public Schools should live in Marion County. Last week’s 3-1 decision by the Marion County Board of Education to grant Superintendent Taylora Schlosser 18 more months to establish residency in Marion County has inspired us to reiterate our position.
    The superintendent should live in the district. It doesn’t matter if that superintendent is Hugh Spalding, Roger Marcum, Donald Smith, Chuck Hamilton or Schlosser.

  • It will all come out in the wash

    By Matt Overing
    Summer intern

  • Transformed career center grows opportunity for job seekers, employers

    By Jackie Masterson
    Lincoln Trail Area Development District

    At Kentucky Career Center – Lincoln Trail, we’ve transformed the way we empower job seekers and employers.
    You might have heard we changed our name or you might have noticed the bright green arrow we adopted as our new logo. But for job seekers and employers, our transformation means much more.

  • High school report cards available to pick up

    Parents of high school students can now pick up report cards at Marion County High School.

    Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. However, the office is closed from noon until 1 p.m. for lunch.

  • Fiscal court meets Thursday

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda includes the following items:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Flex fund and discretionary road fund list/request

    - Annual contract with the Lincoln Trail District health department

  • Special city council meeting Thursday

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to hold a special-called meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 19, at city hall.

    The agenda includes the second reading of the amended 2013-14 budget and the second reading of the 2014-15 budget.

    The agenda also includes a resolution in support of a community development block grant application for Lebanon Power and Apparatus.

    The final item is a resolution supporting the condemnation of 200 Boldrick Avenue.

  • Divided board votes to give superintendent 18-month extension to establish residency

    A divided Marion County Board of Education has voted to give Superintendent Taylora Schlosser an additional 18 months to establish her residency in Marion County.