Local News

  • Local man critical following accidental shooting


    An Anderson County man remains in critical but stable condition tonight following what police are calling an accidental shooting Friday night at 1314 Alton Station Road.

    Zach Cotton, 24, an animal control officer with Anderson County government, was with friends when another person’s gun discharged and struck him in the head.

    Sheriff Joe Milam said today that his office is investigating the incident.

  • County attorney clears air on septic tanks

    Bob-O-Link and nearby residents can now rest easy if their septic tanks develop problems.
    County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis on Monday overturned the county health director’s interpretation of a state regulation that he said would have forced residents living within a mile of a city sewer line to hook up if their septic tanks needed to be repaired or replaced.

  • Water district demands, doesn’t get, fact-check from city

    The chairman of the South Anderson Water District is calling on Lawrenceburg Mayor Sandy Goodlett to “clear up some inaccuracies” after city officials openly blamed the district for the bulk of proposed water rate increases earlier this month.
    Contacted after the meeting, Goodlett said he has no plans clear up anything.
    “[The article] was accurate as we could get it from our perspective,” said Goodlett.

  • Trial set for woman charged with raping child, 8

    A Lawrenceburg woman charged nearly five years ago with the rape of a child under the age of 12 is scheduled to stand trial later this month.
    Rochelle Olds, 40, is scheduled for trial Jan. 30 and 31 in Anderson Circuit Court in a case that has taken years to adjudicate due to questions about her competency to stand trial.
    The trial is scheduled to begin with jury selection at 9 a.m.

  • Jail log: Man alleges racism, threatens lawsuit following DUI arrest

    A Louisville man is claiming racism lead to his DUI arrest Jan. 12 after the vehicle he was driving went off the road and damaged private property at 3484 Mt. Eden Road.
    Elquan T. El, 56, of 2506 Rivermont Court became “very belligerent” and state that deputy Patrick Beasley of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office is a “racist” after Beasley placed him under arrest.
    El, according to a report filed by Beasley, reeked of alcohol following the wreck, had slurred speech and was unsteady on his feet.

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  • Teen pleads guilty to armed robbery

    One of four teenagers charged last summer in a string of armed robberies has pleaded guilty, court documents show.
    Paul Tomlinson, who was 16 at the time of his arrest, accepted a plea offer Jan. 10 from the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office, reducing his charge from first-degree to second-degree on two counts of complicity to commit armed robbery.
    The Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office has recommended a 10-year prison sentence on the charges. Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 21 in Anderson Circuit Court.

  • Mom jailed for smoking dope with daughter, 13

    A Lawrenceburg mom and her boyfriend remained behind bars Monday after they were caught allegedly smoking marijuana with her 13-year-old daughter.
    Marissa Erisman, 30, and Ronald Ledbetter Jr., 33, both of 201 Whitney Ave., were nabbed by the Kentucky State Police after they were found smoking marijuana with the child in an outbuilding at their residence, according to a police report.
    The incident occurred around 2 a.m. Jan. 10.