Campbellsville

Regional
9:59 am
Sun September 21, 2014

Campbellsville Firefighter Succumbs To Injuries Suffered During 'Ice Bucket' Mishap

Updated 9/22/14 6:51 a.m.

A visitation will be held Tuesday at Columbia Christian Church and the funeral for Captain Grider will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the church.

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A Campbellsville firefighter injured in an "ice bucket challenge" has died a month after a power line shocked him and another man.

Campbellsville Fire Chief Kyle Smith says 41-year-old Tony Grider died Saturday. Grider was a captain with the department on Aug. 21. He and 22-year-old firefighter Simon Quinn were on the fire truck's ladder when it got too close to a power line after dumping water on Campbellsville University's marching band in the charity stunt to raise awareness for ALS.

Quinn was released from the hospital Sept. 15.

Two other firefighters were injured, but were released from the hospital

Regional
4:44 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

No Change in Campbellsville Firefighters' Conditions After Mishap

Two Campbellsville firefighters are still hospitalized a day after they were shocked by a power line while helping out with an "ice bucket challenge."

A hospital spokesman says Campbellsville Fire Capt. Tony Grider was in critical condition in the University of Louisville Medical Center's burn unit Friday afternoon. Simon Quinn was in fair condition there.

Both men were on the fire truck's ladder when it got too close to a power line after dumping water on Campbellsville University's marching band on Thursday in the charity stunt to raise awareness for the disease ALS.

Campbellsville Fire Chief Kyle Smith told WDRB-TV on Friday that Grider suffered burns on 55 percent of his body and is sedated.
  
Two other firefighters were hurt, but they are out of the hospital.

Business
11:02 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Nashville Company Expanding Taylor County Facility, Adding 70 Jobs

A Tennessee company is expanding its operations in Taylor County, adding 70 new full-time jobs. Frost- Arnett is an accounts receivable management company based in Nashville that announced Tuesday it is investing $620,000 to expand its call center in Campbellsville.

Company leaders say the expansion and new hiring comes as a result of Frost-Arnett’s increased business dealings with the health care industry.

Hiring for the new 70 full-time positions is underway. Frost-Arnett is also holding a job fair at the Kentucky Career Center in Campbellsville April 26-28.

Regional
12:44 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Stivers Faces Lawsuit Over Lack of Confirmation Hearing During Legislative Session

Senate President Robert Stivers
Credit Kentucky LRC

Campbellsville urologist Dr. James Angel is suing Senate President Robert Stivers, accusing him of blocking his re-appointment to the nine-member Fish and Wildlife Commission. A 2010 rule limits commission members to two terms, but Angel is grandfathered in.

Gov. Steve Beshear appointed Angel to a fourth term, but his appointment was never brought up for a confirmation hearing before the legislative session came to an end this week.

Angel says Stivers was behind the decision. In comments made to the Courier-Journal, Stivers called the legal action a “lawsuit of desperation”.   

Expansion Project in Campbellsville
11:26 am
Thu April 5, 2012

Jobs Coming to Taylor County

A travel and hospitality company is creating 125 jobs at its facility in Campbellsville. Serco, which is an international service company based in the United Kingdom, is expanding its reach in the hospitality and travel industry.

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