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Today's News

  • Man to be sentenced for third DUI charge

    A Versailles man is scheduled for sentencing Tuesday on charges that include his third DUI in the past five years and fleeing from police.
    Jason D. Nelson of 324 Ridgewood Dr. pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, first-degree evading police and other charges stemming from a traffic stop late last year on Keaton Lane.

  • Magistrates OK engineer contract for recycling building

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court approved a $19,000 engineering contract with a local firm Cann-Tech to help design and oversee construction of a new recycling facility at the county highway facility.
    The building will part of the county’s overall recycling plan, which will include an eventual end to curbside pickup and bins located in various areas of the city and county.

  • Trio charged with tying up child in court Tuesday

    The three people charged with tying up a 3-year-old for up to 16 hours a day are scheduled to appear Tuesday, Oct. 16 in Anderson Circuit Court.
    Grandmother Carolyn Case, mother Rebecca Medley and stepfather Herbert Medley are scheduled to appear in front of Circuit Court Judge Charles Hickman for a disposition hearing at 9 a.m.
    All three have already pleaded not guilty.
    Case and Rebecca Medley have been released from jail on their own recognizance after being charged with first-degree criminal child abuse of a person under the age of 12.

  • Operation: Homecoming

    The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg’s school photo needed one more person.
    Not another teacher or a student.
    It needed Ashley Elliott’s husband, Staff Sgt. Colby Elliott.
    Ashley, an instructor at the Academy, believed she was picking her husband up in Frankfort later that afternoon after his debriefing. After being deployed to Afghanistan in January with the National Guard, Colby was finally coming home from his third tour of duty.
    The Elliott family reunion came a little earlier than expected.

  • Deputy: Woman offered cash to get out of DUI ticket

    A Lawrenceburg woman charged with DUI and attempting to bribe a police officer was scheduled for a pretrial conference today (Wednesday) in Anderson District Court.
    Malory R. Johnson, 24, of 121 Chautauqua St. allegedly offered $100 to Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputy Alan Robinson “to let her go” after he determined she had been drinking and driving, according to court documents.
    The deputy was called to assist a stranded motor vehicle on Mill Creek Pike. When he arrived, Robinson said Johnson told him that her vehicle had blown a tire.

  • Man indicted for threatening deputy’s life

    A Lawrenceburg man who police say threatened a deputy’s life and “used his vehicle as a weapon” was indicted Oct. 2 by an Anderson County Grand Jury.
    Joseph M. Whetzel, 26, of 2000 Waddy Road was indicted on felony counts of terroristic threatening, wanton endangerment, evading police and criminal mischief following an incident in March.

  • BOYS' SOCCER: Mercer rolls past Bearcats in regular-season finale

    HARRODSBURG – Mercer County showed why it is considered one of Kentucky's top boys' soccer teams when the Titans rolled past Anderson County 4-0 last Wednesday night.

    It was the regular-season finale for both teams. Mercer finished at 17-3-1 and had won 12 of its last 13 matches heading into this week's district tournament action. Anderson, which was to have played Shelby County in the first round of the 30th District tourney, fell to 9-9-0.

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Bethlehem tries to put damper on Lady Bearcat senior night

    Bethlehem tried to put a damper on Senior Night for Anderson County girls' soccer, but the weather had already done that last Wednesday.

    The teams played to a scoreless tie, the second time they had dont that this year. Bethlehem was awarded a victory in the earlier meeting, at the Boyle County Invitational Tournament, when the Bardstown school prevailed in a shootout.

    Anderson coach Jason Earnest noted, “160 minutes of play yielded zero goals total for both teams.”

  • COLUMN: Friday Night is what makes the Lights special

    This is what it is all about when teenage boys put on shoulder pads and fasten the chin straps.

    If you don't know that Anderson County is playing football at Franklin County on Friday night, you simply haven't been paying attention.

    I got the impression that Anderson might have been looking ahead last week when the Bearcats were treating the football like it was an agitated pole cat. For 24 minutes, it looked like no one on the Anderson team wanted to hang on.

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Cann's hat trick sends Lady Bearcats into district final

    Makenzie Cann’s hat trick not only ended a long goal drought for the Anderson County girls’ soccer team Monday night, it also sent the Bearcats into the 30th District final.

    The junior forward’s three goals propelled Anderson County to a 3-0 victory over Shelby County in the district tournament semifinals at Collins. The Bearcats (8-10-3) will face Spencer County (6-12) at 7 p.m. Wednesday night in the district title match.

    Spencer upset Collins in the second semi-final match, winning a penalty-kick shootout.