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Today's News

  • 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.

  • ‘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.

  • What’s in a name? Misnomer treats still taste sweet

    They’re not balls and they’re not cakes. They’re actually cookies. Exquisite, melt in your mouth little cookies. And they are so very easy to make.

    This cookie originated in Mexico. Known as biscochitos in Mexico, the ingredients are ground nuts, flour, butter, and sugar. Once baked, the cookies are either rolled in balls or formed into a crescent shape and then rolled in powdered sugar.

    The ingredients are almost identical to Russian Tea Cakes. This cookie recipe didn’t start appearing in US cookbooks until the mid 1950s.

  • THE WAY WE WERE: Debris from dynamiting destroys Anderson homes

    40 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, July 1, 1965

    Homes damaged

    Two Anderson County homes were damaged by heavy rock when dynamiting was done on Highway 127 Tuesday afternoon.

    The home of Mr. and Mrs. Hollie Warford was located about seven miles from Lawrenceburg and 200 feet off the highway.

    The home of Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Thompson was located 500 to 600 feet from the highway and to the rear of the Warford residence.