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Today's News

  • Donald Smith is no longer superintendent

    Donald Smith is no longer the superintendent of Marion County Public Schools.

    Michael Mullins, the chairman of the Marion County Board of Education, made the announcement following an executive session during the board's Jan. 25 meeting at Calvary Elementary School.

    Upon returning to open session, Mullins said the board members had a copy of a proposed severance agreement and release between the board and Smith, which terminated Smith's contract with Marion County Schools.

    The board voted unanimously to approve the agreement.

  • New student registration is Feb. 4

    Students entering Marion County Public Schools for the first time should register at the county elementary schools between noon and 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4.

    Children 5 and under on or before Oct. 1 should register for kindergarten. Students in the 4-year-old program during the 2010-11 academic year should also register for kindergarten.

  • Marion County schools are closed Monday, Jan. 24

    Marion County schools are closed Monday, Jan. 24, due to road conditions.

    The National Weather Service is predicting a chance of snow before 10 a.m., a chance of snow and rain between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and a slight chance of rain after 1 p.m. The high temperature will be around 43 degrees, and the chance of precipitation is 30 percent, according to the weather service.

    The weather service is predicting a low around 33 degrees tonight with a 40 percent chance of precipitation.

  • No school Friday, Jan. 21

    Marion County schools will be closed Friday, Jan. 21, due to the weather and road conditions.

    Tonight, another inch of snow is expected before 1 a.m., accordign to the National Weather Service. The overnight low will be around 13 degrees with a wind chill factor as low as four degrees, according the weather service. There is a 90 percent chance of snowfall the evening.

  • Fiscal court to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. today.

    Here are the items on the agenda:

    - Minutes of the court's Jan. 6 meeting

    - Re-Appointment of deputy judge and office staff, per KRS 67.711

    - Re-Appointment of county employee(s), with fiscal court approal, per KRS 67.710

    - Emergency Mgt. Director, per  KRS 39B.020, with fiscal court approval

  • Snow is coming Thursday

    The National Weather Service forecast indicates that there is a 100 percent chance of snow Thursday, Jan. 20.

    The snowfall will come mainly after 1 p.m. The high temperature during the day will be around 35 degree with a north wind between three and eight miles per hour. The National Weather Service is estimating that two inches of snow will accumulated during the day.

  • Do not call "No Job? No Car" ad

    Enterprise readers are being advised to avoid calling an ad that has appeared in recent editions of the paper and the ADvantage.

    The ad is listed under the heading "Business Opportunties". It reads "No Job? No Car? No Money? No Credit? No Problem!"

    Calling the number listed in the ad now leads to a recording that says the number has been disabled.

    If you called the number previously and provided personal information, please call Stephen at the Enterprise (270) 692-6026.

  • Dreaming Big

    Martin Luther King could have chosen an easy life. He could have chosen safety and security, but instead he ventured out into the deep waters, to borrow an analogy from William Turner, a professor at Berea College and this year's featured speaker for the Martin Luther King celebration at First Baptist Church.

  • Senator wants your input on General Assembly
  • Words and deeds

    In the aftermath of the recent mass shooting that occurred in Arizona, the rush to judgment came shortly thereafter.

    Some people blamed political rhetoric for poisoning the mind of gunman Jared Loughner since one of his victims was Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who has managed to survive.