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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Readers share memories of Kenny

    Since his death early last Friday morning, tributes to officer Kenny Goodlett of the Lawrenceburg Police Department have been pouring into this newspaper’s Facebook page and other online platforms.

    Here are some of those tributes.

    I wish all the best of luck to officer Kenny Goodlett and his family. I am so sorry to hear the loss of a wonderful man and police officer. I’ve known him for years. He was a dedicated officer who served and protected Lawrenceburg.

    Nikka Clark

  • 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.