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  • 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.

  • Local trooper killed in wreck

    The Anderson News has confirmed that local trooper Eric Chrisman was killed Tuesday evening in a vehicle crash near Kentucky Dam in western Kentucky.

    Chrisman, of Lawrenceburg, was apparently on duty at the time of the wreck.

    He is a son of Randy and Dawn Chrisman of Lawrenceburg.

    TV station WPSD is reporting that the wreck occurred around 6:15 p.m. on U.S. 62 between the U.S. 641 Interchange at Kentucky Dam Village State Park in Marshall County and the Kentucky 451/Dover Road interchange at Lake City in Livingston County.

  • Services announced for Kenny Goodlett

    Funeral services for Lawrenceburg police officer Kenny Goodlett have been announced by Gash Memorial Chapel in Lawrenceburg.

    Visitation will be Monday, June 22 from 3 to 8 p.m.; Tuesday, June 23 from 1 to 8 p.m.; and Wednesday, June 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed immediately after by a funeral service.

    Visitation and the funeral service will be conducted at Sand Spring Baptist Church on Harrodsburg Road.

    Internment will follow in Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

  • ‘God saved us all’

    Straight-line winds earlier this evening caused major damage and sent a number of people preparing for a church service scrambling for their lives.

    The storm that blew through the Alton area of Anderson County around 6:30 p.m. tore the roof off a daycare center called Abundant Life Christian Learning Tree House. At nearby Florida Tile, the strong winds flipped over two FedEx trailers and damaged a portion of the roof. The winds also damaged several homes and uprooted a number of trees.

    There were no reports of injuries.

  • ‘Aw, man!’
  • Area veterinarian takes her show on the road

    When Gail Perry’s mixed-breed dog awoke from recent dental surgery, it wasn’t inside a kennel, confused and wondering where it was.
    Instead, the 12-year-old dog that had been suffering from dental issues and an infection awoke in Perry’s living room on Versailles Road, safely snuggled into a soft blanket.
    Perry’s other three dogs did the same, thanks to a mobile veterinarian operation located in Waddy.

  • Benefit raises thousands to assist ailing police officer

    His friends and family are quick to say that nobody loves Anderson County more than Kenny Goodlett, a Lawrenceburg police officer who was recently diagnosed with cancer.
    For the past week, Anderson County has showed him that love right back.
    An estimated 1,200 people packed a fundraiser for Goodlett on Saturday night, where they enjoyed a pig roast and purchased raffle tickets for items donated by an estimated 70 local businesses.

  • After 60 years, Korean War vet feels welcomed home

    Bobby Thornberry thought it was over.
    Following a whirlwind tour of the nation’s war monuments in Washington, D.C. as part of an Honor Flight contingent, the Korean War veteran arrived back at the Louisville airport tired and ready to head back to Lawrenceburg.
    That would have to wait.
    “There was probably 300 to 400 people waiting for us when we got back,” said Thornberry, longtime commander of American Legion Post 34 who couldn’t believe he and others on the flight received such a large reception.

  • Home invasion suspect gets second chance

    A judge has granted a motion to set aside the guilty plea of a Lawrenceburg man sentenced to 10 years in prison for the role he played in a 2013 home invasion case.
    Kendall Cunningham, 19, of 323 East Woodford St. filed a motion to have his guilty plea set aside based on receiving bad advice from his attorney, according to court documents.
    Cunningham, who was 17 at the time of the home invasion, said in his motion that his attorney told him he would only have to serve 20 percent of his 10-year sentence because he was a youthful offender when the crime was committed.