Star athletes facing felony charges after Anderson Co. high school vandalism


ANDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Two star athletes, along with two other men, are facing several felony charges for the vandalism of the baseball and football fieldhouses at Anderson County High School.

According to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, Blake Franklin, Cobe Penny, Brandon Ball and Anthony Bryan, who are all 18-years-old, are charged with burglary and criminal mischief.

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The sheriff says the four broke into the fieldhouses on May 31 and smashed lockers, put holes in the wall and damaged player equipment.

The sheriff says the damages to the facilities totaled $2,200.

Franklin was a standout baseball and football player for the Bearcats. He signed to play football this fall at Georgetown College.

Penny was the all-time leading scorer in boys’ basketball at Anderson County High School and was named a Kentucky Mr. Basketball finalist this year. He signed to play with Bellermine University.

Ball recently graduated from Anderson County High School.

According to authorities, Bryan is from Bloomfield, Kentucky.

No court date has been set.