Local News

  • Man’s car T-boned moments after leaving dealership

    News staff

    The joy of purchasing a vehicle didn’t last long for a Lawrenceburg resident.

    Drew Stratton had just purchased his 2010 Mercury Milan from Bypass Motors last Friday when he was T-boned by another driver on US 127 Bypass in front of the Anderson Crossing Shopping Center.

    Stratton had only owned the vehicle for about 15 minutes when it was severely damaged by another driver who reportedly ran the red light at the intersection in front of Kroger.

  • Jail next for mom who tied up child

    From staff reports

    The Lawrenceburg mother who pleaded guilty to tying up her then-3-year-old daughter for up to 16 hours a day is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday in Anderson Circuit Court.

    The case, which has languished in the court system for nearly 30 months, was expected to be concluded earlier month but Medley requested a delay to undergo what her lawyer said was reconstructive surgery.

    Circuit Court Judge Charles Hickman granted the delay, saying at the time there would not be another.

  • Haile goes from homeless to helping homeless

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    On a weekly basis, Ralph Haile can be found collecting and meticulously sorting trash bags full of clothing at the Anderson Senior Center for the homeless at the Hope Center in Lexington. Homelessness is a struggle Haile is well acquainted with as a former homeless teenager on the streets of Detroit.

    Though it was a long time ago, it seems like just yesterday to Haile, who can recall sleeping on the floor of an old shop with a busted pipe that drizzled water from the ceiling and down a wall.

  • Car hits slick spot, crashed on Fox Creek Road
  • 100s ‘like’ 100th birthday story

    From staff reports

    Everyone in Anderson County didn’t wish Lueticia Turner happy birthday, but a sizeable chunk certainly did.

    As of Friday, a story from last week’s paper about Turner celebrating her 100th birthday on Christmas Eve had drawn nearly 500 “likes” from those who follow The Anderson News on its Facebook page, along with 42 comments, most of which included the words happy birthday and merry Christmas.

  • Prediction: Library on losing end of lawsuit

    By Ben Carlson

    Column as I see ’em …

    Were I a gambling man (I’m not, aside from an occasional foolish flutter when the Powerball jackpot soars) I’d bet a week’s pay that the Kentucky Court of Appeals will uphold two previous rulings that our library and others like it broke the law when setting tax rates over the past several decades.

  • Police: Man used booze to coerce sex from boy

    From staff reports

    A Frankfort man is in jail for allegedly giving alcohol to a 16-year-old Lawrenceburg youth and attempting to have sex with him, according to a report on file in Anderson District Court.

    Henry J. Coots, 34, “coerced the juvenile male into drinking several shots of vodka with him in order to get [him] intoxicated” while at his residence, located at 110 1/2 Arnett Ave., Frankfort, according to a report filed by officer Joe Massey of the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

  • Pipeline easements returned to landowners

    From staff reports

    Anderson County residents who sold easements to the developers of the defunct Bluegrass Pipeline project now have their land back and get to keep the money.

    An estimated 44 easements purchased by the developer were released last week, according to documents on file at the Anderson County Clerk’s Office.

    The developer suspended its investments in the controversial pipeline in April following months of debate over what some considered potential environmental impact and the company’s declared right of eminent domain.

  • Hatchett pleads not guilty to attempted murder

    From staff reports

    Bail has been set at $50,000 for man charged with attempted murder for allegedly pushing a woman from his vehicle before running her over, dragging her down the road and then trying to run her over.

    Leslie “Scott” Hatchett, 40, of 2309 Ballard Road pleaded not guilty Dec. 18 in Anderson District Court and is scheduled to appear again Jan. 8 on charges that include attempted murder, first-degree assault, first-degree wanton endangerment and second-degree burglary.

  • Christmas dinner, for the masses

    News staff

    June Byrne and Joann Collins, whose husbands have both passed away, know first-hand that the absence of loved ones are felt the most during the holiday season.

    “We knew our Christmas would never be the same anymore, and we wanted to do something to reach out to people on Christmas Day,” said Byrne.