The body of a woman was found Saturday afternoon in a container in a mobile home in western Anderson County.
Gary M. Bancroft, 33, of Lawrenceburg, was charged with her murder, Kentucky State Police said Sunday night.
The woman's remains have not been identified, but her death is being investigated as a homicide, Coroner Brian Ritchie said.
"It's a domestic violence situation," said state police spokesman Trooper Ronald Turley, though police would not release the victim's identity.
Ritchie said the woman's body was found at Bancroft's home at Fairview Road and Bardstown Road. He said family members of Bancroft's girlfriend, Renee Mobley, said the two had a violent history.
An autopsy, scheduled for Monday, would be needed for positive identification, Ritchie said.
"It appears at this point from what we know ... that it's a single victim," he said.
Turley said police officers received two 911 calls on Saturday and returned to the home with a search warrant, finding the body Saturday afternoon. He would not say who called 911. He said Bancroft was at the home the second time police visited and was arrested then.
Bancroft was being held Sunday night in the Franklin County Regional Jail on $500,000 full cash bond, jail officials said. Bancroft was declining media interviews, jail officials said.