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  • Community gathers to honor firefighter

     

    Hundreds of people lined the streets of KY 210 and KY 55 on Saturday night to honor Tony Grider as his body was brought from University of Louisville Hospital to Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in Columbia.

    They held American flags, crossed their hearts and stood at attention.

    Many wore shirts made in honor of Grider and Alex Quinn, two of the four Campbellsville Fire & Rescue firefighters injured during an ALS ice bucket challenge on the Campbellsville University campus.

  • Firefighter dies surrounded by friends and family

     

    Surrounded by friends and family, Tony Grider took his last breath Saturday afternoon.

    Grider’s death comes about a month after he and three other Campbellsville Fire & Rescue firefighters were injured while helping with an ALS ice bucket challenge on the Campbellsville University campus.

    Grider, 41, a captain who lived in Columbia, died Saturday at about noon, and his body was to be transported from the University of Louisville burn center to a Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in Columbia.

  • Early retirement savings withdrawals can be costly

    During tough economic times, it’s tempting to forgo contributions to a retirement account or to even withdraw money from it.
    Some plans allow people to use these funds in case of a financial hardship. Although the option is available, tapping into retirement plans can lead to tough financial complications.
     The Better Business Bureau urges consumers to manage retirement plans wisely and to keep these savings intact.

  • Cox Shavings donates to 4-H
  • One person injured in motorcycle crash
  • Green River Ministries denied grant

     

    Though they once again didn't get the grant that had paid the majority of the bills, the future still looks bright for Green River Ministries.

    On Tuesday, during the regular GRM Board of Directors meeting, Chair Dan Durham announced that, for the third year in a row, the organization wasn't awarded a grant that it once depended on to operate.

    Ever since, GRM officials have asked the community to help keep its office and homeless shelter open. And on Tuesday, a community partner gave GRM money to help do just that.

  • Taylor schools get $11 million in urgent-needs funds

     

    Three years after an inspection commissioned by the Kentucky Department of Education determined that Taylor County Elementary School was in deteriorating condition and a health hazard, the Taylor County School District is set to receive $11.9 million in urgent needs funds.

  • Six candidates seek seat in Senate

     

    Six people want the chance to represent Kentucky in the United States Senate.

    On Nov. 4, voters will decide who of the six will serve as one of Kentucky's two U.S. senators come Jan. 1.

    Incumbent Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., faces Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes, who is currently Kentucky's secretary of state.

    The two will also battle Libertarian candidate David M. Patterson and write-in candidates Mike Maggard, Robert Edward Ransdell and Shawna Sterling.

  • Parson named interim library director

     

    There are already people interested in the job, and a plan has been put in place to decide who will get it.

    Applications for the Taylor County Public Library director position are due in a week, and several have already been submitted.

    Taylor County Public Library Director Julia Turpin announced recently that she has resigned her post. Her last day on the job will be Friday, Oct. 3.

  • Vehicles crash in front of fire department