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  • Road department to remove campaign signs

    Spencer County Fiscal Court Judge Executive Bill Karrer issued an order effective September 17, which authorizes and directs the Spencer County Road Department to remove any and all objects, signs, features, structures or other encroachments from county right-of-ways.
    Karrer said that the policy was instituted because the judge received complaints from adjoining property owners to right of ways regarding the placing of political signs. Karrer said that while he couldn’t do anything about state and city right of ways, he could do something about county right of ways.

  • Cheek faces hearing on campaign finance violations


  • Digging in on a hot day
  • 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


  • What's Happening — Week of August 27

    Spencer Magnet Labor Day Deadlines and Office Closing
    The Spencer Magnet’s advertising deadline for ads running in the Sept. 3rd edition is Friday, Aug. 29, at 12:00 p.m. Late ads will not be accepted due to early print deadlines.
    The Spencer Magnet’s office will be closed on Monday, Sept. 1, in observance of the Labor Day holiday and will re-open on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 9:00 a.m.

  • Spencer County School Board approves property purchase

    The Spencer County Board of Education voted to approve the acquisition of the property located at 101 McAllister Lane for $13,500 per acre contingent upon approval from the Kentucky Department of Education.
    The terms of the agreement would include a 10 percent good faith deposit on the 25.657 acre parcel located just off of KY 44. The approval tentatively ends a month of back and forth negotiations between the board and the owners of the McAllister property. The land acquisition will be for a 600 student elementary school with the capacity to expand to 750.