http://www.theandersonnews.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Suspected heroin dealer facing life sentence http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/suspected-heroin-dealer-facing-life-sentence <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sayre_troy_crime_tn_rgb.jpg" alt="Troy Sayre" title="Troy Sayre" align="left" hspace="6" width="59" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> Mom jailed for smoking dope with daughter, 13 http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/mom-jailed-smoking-dope-daughter-13 <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/erisman_marissa_crime_tn_cropped.jpg" alt="Marissa Erisman" title="Marissa Erisman" align="left" hspace="6" width="56" height="85" /><p> <br /> A Lawrenceburg mom and her boyfriend remained behind bars Monday after they were caught allegedly smoking marijuana with her 13-year-old daughter.<br /> Marissa Erisman, 30, and Ronald Ledbetter Jr., 33, both of 201 Whitney Ave., were nabbed by the Kentucky State Police after they were found smoking marijuana with the child in an outbuilding at their residence, according to a police report.<br /> The incident occurred around 2 a.m. Jan. 10.<br /> Teen pleads guilty to armed robbery http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/teen-pleads-guilty-armed-robbery <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/tomlinson_arraigned_1.jpg" alt="Paul Tomlinson is shown following his arraignment last summer on two counts of complicity to commit armed robbery. He was 16 at the time." title="Paul Tomlinson is shown following his arraignment last summer on two counts of complicity to commit armed robbery. He was 16 at the time." align="left" hspace="6" width="60" height="85" /><p> <br /> One of four teenagers charged last summer in a string of armed robberies has pleaded guilty, court documents show.<br /> Paul Tomlinson, who was 16 at the time of his arrest, accepted a plea offer Jan. 10 from the Commonwealth&rsquo;s Attorney&rsquo;s office, reducing his charge from first-degree to second-degree on two counts of complicity to commit armed robbery.<br /> The Commonwealth&rsquo;s Attorney&rsquo;s office has recommended a 10-year prison sentence on the charges. Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 21 in Anderson Circuit Court.<br /> Varble honored for helping saving a woman’s life http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/varble-honored-helping-saving-woman%E2%80%99s-life <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fiscal_court.jpg" alt="Anderson County Public Safety Director Bart Powell, left, presents a civilian commendation to Kaitlyn Varble, a Lawrenceburg resident who helped save the life by performing CPR on a person who went into sudden cardiac arrested on New Year’s Eve. Shown with them is Varble’s fiancé, Lawrenceburg Police officer Trey Burris." title="Anderson County Public Safety Director Bart Powell, left, presents a civilian commendation to Kaitlyn Varble, a Lawrenceburg resident who helped save the life by performing CPR on a person who went into sudden cardiac arrested on New Year’s Eve. Shown with them is Varble’s fiancé, Lawrenceburg Police officer Trey Burris." align="left" hspace="6" width="79" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> Smith makes finals at DYW event http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/smith-makes-finals-dyw-event <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/amy_katea1.jpg" alt="Amy Kate Smith says making the finals came as something of a surprise but credited it to her consistency." title="Amy Kate Smith says making the finals came as something of a surprise but credited it to her consistency." align="left" hspace="6" width="58" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> Jail log: Man alleges racism, threatens lawsuit following DUI arrest http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/jail-log-man-alleges-racism-threatens-lawsuit-following-dui-arrest <p> A Louisville man is claiming racism lead to his DUI arrest Jan. 12 after the vehicle he was driving went off the road and damaged private property at 3484 Mt. Eden Road.<br /> Elquan T. El, 56, of 2506 Rivermont Court became &ldquo;very belligerent&rdquo; and state that deputy Patrick Beasley of the Anderson County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office is a &ldquo;racist&rdquo; after Beasley placed him under arrest.<br /> El, according to a report filed by Beasley, reeked of alcohol following the wreck, had slurred speech and was unsteady on his feet.<br /> Best Western awarded hotel chain’s top honor http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/best-western-awarded-hotel-chain%E2%80%99s-top-honor <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/best_western_group_cropped.jpg" alt="The staff at the Best Western Lawrenceburg Inn poses for a photo Monday afternoon outside of the hotel. Back row, from left, are Magen Hoskins, Robin Moore, Blake Borwig, April Ledesma, Cindy Kincaid and Jamie Dunaway. In front are Ann Beasley, Megan Smith, Savannah Wheatley, Tessa Dunn, Carolyn Dixon, Deb Bostow, Willa Hellard and Amanda Barnett. Not pictured: Rachelle Boyd, Breanna Chesser, Trey Darnell, McKenna Lewis and Samantha Morgan." title="The staff at the Best Western Lawrenceburg Inn poses for a photo Monday afternoon outside of the hotel. Back row, from left, are Magen Hoskins, Robin Moore, Blake Borwig, April Ledesma, Cindy Kincaid and Jamie Dunaway. In front are Ann Beasley, Megan Smith, Savannah Wheatley, Tessa Dunn, Carolyn Dixon, Deb Bostow, Willa Hellard and Amanda Barnett. Not pictured: Rachelle Boyd, Breanna Chesser, Trey Darnell, McKenna Lewis and Samantha Morgan." align="left" hspace="6" width="164" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> No more septic tank fixes for Bob-O-Link http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/no-more-septic-tank-fixes-bob-o-link <p> The Anderson County Health Department will no longer issue permits to fix septic tank problems in Bob-O-Link and nearby communities, Public Health Director Tim Wright said last Friday.<br /> The decision, which Wright said is based on state regulations, means that residents could be forced from their homes if their septic systems fail or need repairs.<br />