Today's News

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    Shelburne thanks

  • Editorial: We need a plan for economic development

    Our recent interview with Property Valuation Administrator Kim Stump left us feeling good about the improved state of the economy in Spencer County, at least in so far as new housing is on the rise. However, it left us a little more concerned that commercial development is not only continuing to lag in this county, but seems to be going backwards. While new property assessments are just the tip of the overall iceberg of economic development, the figures do point to trends which are both good and bad.

  • County property valuation administrator sees improvement

    Property Valuation Administrator Kim Stump says that signs are pointing to an improved economy in Spencer County. Stump sat down with the Spencer Magnet recently to go over various statistics that her office compiles as part of their normal business practices.
    “Looking at permits for new single family construction, we are slowly getting back to pre-recession levels,” Stump said.
    Stump explained that while the market crash originally hit back in 2008, it did not fully affect Spencer County until recently.

  • Donnell withdraws from judicial race

    Shelby County Commonwealth Attorney Laura Donnell has pulled out of the race for District Judge Division I, leaving only one candidate in the race for that seat.
    Donnell withdrew her candidacy on Friday, meaning J.R. RoBards is now running unopposed for the seat vacated by Linda Armstrong in March when she retired, citing health reasons.
    Donnell said that she pulled out because she believes she can do more good for the community as the commonwealth attorney.

  • Spencer County woman reflects on 100 years


  • Mt. Eden man crashes truck into home, kills another

    A 1996 Chevy pickup truck crashed into a house in Mount Eden Friday night, killing a person lying in bed, said Jeff Ivers, assistant Shelby County Fire Chief.
    Shelby County Chief Deputy Coroner Ittin Russell said that Kevin Brian Long, 28, was dead at the scene.
    The driver of the pickup truck, and the man’s girlfriend were taken to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville with unknown injuries. Kentucky State Police is investigating the incident.

  • Guthrie hits at Obama during town hall


  • When spouses say their husband/wife doesn’t measure up

    My husband/wife does not “measure up.”

  • Illusions of the Mind- Part 1

    I’m always sad to see the state fair come to a close. I come from a performing arts background. My favorite acts are the variety acts, magicians; jugglers; ventriloquists etc. Magicians are my favorites because they can make the unbelievable, believable. One must realize they are just entertainers and nothing more. They are performing illusions. Even people like Chris Angel, David Blaine and even David Copperfield, will tell you there is nothing supernatural about what they do. They are entertainers and they are really good at it.

  • Only Jesus can fix what ails us

    Once upon a time, I was an electrician; I ran wires, installed lighting and appliances, rewired buildings, all sorts of things. At the same time I never really considered myself all that handy around the house. I can do a little carpentry, but that measure twice cut once thing has caught me out a few times. For some reason plumbing and I don’t get along at all!