Today's News

  • Bail lowered for man charged with using booze to coerce sex from teen boy

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Bail was reduced last Wednesday for a Frankfort man charged with giving booze to a 16-year-old Lawrenceburg youth and trying to have sex with him.

    Henry J. Coots, 34, remained behind bars Tuesday morning after entering a not guilty plea to charges that include third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor and burglary during his arraignment last Wednesday morning in Anderson District Court.

  • Mom who tied up daughter sentenced

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Rebecca Medley’s husband openly wept Tuesday morning after his wife was sentenced to five years in prison with no chance of parole for her complicity in trying up their then-3-year-old daughter for up to 16 hours a day.

    Rebecca Medley now joins the child’s grandmother, Carolyn Case, in prison after both pleaded guilty and received the same sentence.

    Medley’s husband, Herbert, is scheduled to stand trial on the same charge next month.

  • 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.

  • Resolutions no more, just longing for some changes

    On the can-do scale, New Years resolutions are usually about as effective as a middle school team trying to score on Willie Cauley-Stein and company.

    It might happen, you know, but, really now.

    So, with that in mind, I refrained from making any sports resolutions this year and decided to think about what I would change if I had a magic wand to make everything right.

    I would get students back to high school sporting events.


    Just about anything you would want to know about the current edition of Anderson County basketball could have been learned in 32 minutes of action Saturday night.

    Collins, a 30th District foe, handed the home-standing Bearcats a 60-52 loss that demonstrated that Anderson could be multiple degrees of good and bad – along with several levels in between – all in the same game.

  • Lady Cats tighten D after loose ball lessons

    The scoreboard was not the problem for the Anderson County girls’ basketball team Saturday afternoon.

    More at issue was how Spencer County had invaded the Lady Bearcats’ domain and had taken an 8-7 lead less than three minutes into the 30th District contest.

    “They got the first three loose balls,” Anderson coach Clay Birdwhistell said. “That is just not how we play the game. … We have to play a certain way in order to be successful and we had not been doing that.”

  • Russell selected for Border Bowl

    Anderson County High School football player Brayden Russell has been selected to play in the annual Border Bowl, to be held Saturday, Jan. 10, at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Ky.

    Russell will be a part of the Kentucky squad that will play Tennessee’s best. Kickoff is set for 12:05 p.m.

    Kentucky won last year’s meeting, 37-13. Former Anderson County player Ross Cox was a member of the Kentucky team.

  • Woodside performs well in bowl game

    Former Anderson County High School football player Logan Woodside passed for 176 yards as the University of Toledo football team defeated Arkansas State, 63-44, in the GoDaddy Bowl, held in Mobile, Alabama on Sunday night.

    Woodside, who transferred to Franklin County High School as a junior, completed 21-of-27 passes for the Rockets, who finished at 9-4. He was intercepted once.

    For the year, Woodside hit on 185-of-296 passes for 2,263 yards and 19 touchdowns. He was intercepted eight times.

  • Would you like to write or take sports pictures?

    The Anderson News is always looking for talented writers and photographers to serve on a free lance basis. If you have what it takes to write or take pictures, contact sports editor John Herndon at jpherndon@theandersonnews.com. There is no pay involved but it can be a lot of fun. The News will take care of your media credential and, who knows? It might lead to bigger things.

  • Shelby looks to blast Bearcats

    To longtime Eighth Region basketball fans, all of the pre-season prognostications had a familiar ring:  Shelby County should contend for the regional championship.

    Younger fans might not understand the significance given that Shelby had largely struggled in the four seasons since splitting to form Collins. But last March, the district championship trophy went back to the east side of Shelbyville, where it had resided for 31 of the 35 years before the split.