Local News

  • Father: ‘A hole has been torn in our hearts’

    Just hours after his son was laid to rest Monday afternoon, Randy Chrisman said he, his wife Dawn and their family are thankful for the outpouring of support they’ve received.

    “We just covet the prayers from the community,” Chrisman said following funeral services for his son, trooper Eric Chrisman. “We love our son. We’re going to miss him. A hole has been ripped in our hearts.

    “One day we’ll see Eric again and understand why this happened.”

  • Thousands pay final respects to trooper killed in car wreck

    A note found in trooper Eric Chrisman’s apartment shortly after his death asked a simple but poignant question: “What legacy do you want to leave?”

    That question was answered for him over the past week as thousands upon thousands of people honored his service to Kentucky, his faith in God and comforted his family following his tragic death.

    “This young man was an incredibly dedicated Christian man,” said Ninevah Christian Church Pastor Terry Cooper, who presided over Chrisman’s services.

  • City officer laid to rest

    In less than one week Lawrenceburg has laid to rest two of its finest men. One was a veteran, who spent years serving his community and was well versed in all aspects of law enforcement. Another was much younger, but no less honorable. What he lacked in experience he made up for in commitment to his duty and maturity beyond his years.

  • Hundreds pay respects to fallen trooper

    Hundreds of mourners paid their respects to Kentucky State Trooper Eric Chrisman during visitation at Ninevah Christian Church Sunday afternoon.

    Chrisman, who had just graduated from the Kentucky State Police Academy in January, died Tuesday when his cruiser collided with a tractor-trailer in Livingston County in western Kentucky. Chrisman was answering a call about a reckless driver when the accident occurred.

    Chrisman, 23, was an Anderson County native and graduated from Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg in 2009.

  • County punts on $400K loan

    Since Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton took office in January, has been telling the Anderson County Fiscal Court that it needs to borrow $400,000 to close a budget deficit.

    Last Tuesday, just before magistrates were scheduled to vote to borrow that amount money, Gritton recommended not doing it.

    Gritton said afterward he did so because the lender, the Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo), changed the terms of the loan and that he was very happy about it.

  • Cox is fairest of them all

    The Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show has crowned its new queen.

    Seven local beauties competed Monday evening for the title of Miss Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show 2015, but Jasmine Cox was deemed by the judges to be the fairest of them all.

  • Woman choked, burned, held against her will

    A Lawrenceburg man remained behind bars Monday after being charged with choking a woman, burning her with a cigarette and holding her against her will, according to court documents.

    Trevor Renaud, 20, of 4033 Briar Creek Road, is being held on a $5,000 cash bond after being arrested June 17 by the Lawrenceburg Police Department. He pleaded not guilty when arraigned in Anderson District Court, where Judge Donna Dutton set his bail at $5,000 cash.

  • Goodbye, Kenny

    Jenny Trent was trapped inside of her vehicle when an angel arrived to care for her.

    That angel was Kenny Goodlett, 60, a beloved police officer, friend and family man who succumbed to cancer early last Friday morning.

    Trent’s story is one of hundreds, perhaps thousands of memories being shared as seemingly all of Anderson County mourns the loss of a public servant whose career included time with the ambulance service, sheriff’s office and for the past six years, the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

  • Services announced for fallen trooper

    Funeral services for Trooper Eric Chrisman have been announced by Richie and Peach Funeral Home in Lawrenceburg.

    Visitation will be Sunday, June 28 from 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. and Monday, June 29 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. followed immediately after by a funeral service.

    Visitation and funeral will be conducted at Ninevah Christian Church on Ninevah Road.

    Pastors Terry Cooper and Will Cooper will officiate the service.

  • KSP: Trooper's vehicle collided with tractor-trailer

    The Kentucky State Police have issued more details surrounding the fatal crash that took the life of local Trooper Eric Chrisman.

    According to information provided by KSP, Chrisman was responding to a reckless driving compaint on US 62 Tuesday evening when he failed to negotiate a curve.

    Chrisman's cruiser crossed into the eastbound lane when an oncoming tractor-trailer collided with his vehicle around 5:48 p.m. approxiamately two miles west of Grand Rivers.