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  • 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.

  • Home delivery of paper delayed until Thursday

    Due to a problem with our printing facility in Cynthiana, those who receive their newspaper by mail will now receive it Thursday. Subscribers can access the full edition of the newspaper on this website, including an electronic edition that can be found in the lower right corner of our home page.

    Those who receive The Anderson News Extra will also receive it Thursday.

    Single copies of this week’s newspaper will be available on newsstands later this morning.

    We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • Anderson County clerk issues first same-sex wedding license

    Shortly after a Supreme Court ruling legalized gay marriage nationwide, the Anderson County Clerk’s office issued its first same-sex marriage license application Friday afternoon.

    According to employees at the office, two females asked for a marriage license early Friday morning shortly after the Supreme Court’s decision was announced.

    Anderson County Clerk Jason Denny said the couple waited patiently while the office received orders from Gov. Beshear.

  • 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.