Local News

  • Firefighters battle eight blazes in two hours

    The New England Patriots weren’t the only ones who kept coming back Super Bowl Sunday.
    The Anderson County Fire Department came back, and back, and back some more to their assigned fire stations after being called out to battle eight different fires in a two-hour period.
    “We were pretty busy for a while,” said Chief Pat Krogman.
    The fires were all either brush fires or controlled burns that went out of control, he said.

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  • Man allegedly calls officer ‘pig,’ assaults girlfriend

    A Lawrenceburg man who allegedly called a city police officer a “pig” and threatened to “f” him up remained behind bars Monday after being arrested for domestic violence and other charges.
    Manuel Coopman, 44, of 1066 Scarlett Lane is charged with second-degree disorderly conduct, menacing, terroristic threatening, resisting arrest and assault (domestic violence) after police reportedly found his girlfriend sitting in a parked vehicle in his driveway with red marks on her neck and swollen eyes, according to a police report.

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  • Alleged child rapist pleads to sex abuse

    The Lawrenceburg woman charged in 2012 with raping an 8-year-old child pleaded guilty last week to a lesser charge and avoided going to trial.
    Rochelle Olds, 40, pleaded guilty to first-degree sexual abuse and is scheduled to be sentenced March 21 in Anderson Circuit Court, the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office said.

  • Group awaits ruling on Highway 151

    The group suing the state’s Transportation Cabinet to ban large commercial vehicles from Highway 151 continues to wait on a ruling to see if the lawsuit can move forward.
    The group filed a motion last month, arguing that the Franklin Circuit Court judge hearing the case actually has jurisdiction to hear the case, an argument opposed by Transportation lawyers seeking to have the judge order both sides to settle the problem outside of court through an “administrative remedy.”

  • Youth minister remains critical after being shot in the head

    Zach Cotton was improving but remained in critical condition Tuesday morning after being shot in the face last Friday night in what investigators say appears to be an accidental shooting.
    “It was a tough night for him but he’s doing better this morning,” his father, Noel Cotton, said in an interview Tuesday morning. “They’ve got him on a trach, now, and took the respirator off so he’s breathing on his own.
    “He’s just in a lot of pain, of course, and they’re trying to get that under control.”

  • 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.