Preaching the most powerful message

Norris Beckley, right, fist bumps the author, John Herndon, in front of the Cracker Barrel in Shelbyville, Ky. A star basketball player at Shelby County High and Morehead State, Beckley now serves as pastor of Centennial Baptist Church and preaches a message of loving others through Christ. (Photo by Stephanie Herndon) Former Shelby County all-stater … Continue reading Preaching the most powerful message

Giving thanks in all circumstances

Mark Peach was at ease as we talked in his office at Anderson County High School in 2019. (Photo by John Herndon) As he leaves his hometown, Mark Peach believes his unexpected relocation is a way to glorify God By John Herndon, Mark Peach’s greeting was much the same as it had been nearly … Continue reading Giving thanks in all circumstances

Drury honored with Founders’ Coaching Award

Former Anderson County High School boys' basketball coach Glen Drury and his wife, Jennifer pose he was named recipient of the 2020 Founders' Coaching Award. (Photo by John Herndon) Veteran coach says 'faith, family, friends' are foundation for success By John Herndon, During his 33 years on the sidelines, Glen Drury was known for … Continue reading Drury honored with Founders’ Coaching Award

Blessings wherever he goes

Shelby County High School girls' basketball coach Bruce Blanton directs his team during the Lady Rockets' game with South Oldham on Jan. 9. It was the last game of his season as a possible stroke sidelined him the rest of the way. (Photo courtesy Todd Thompson) Sidelined twice last season and unsure of hoops future, … Continue reading Blessings wherever he goes

The gym is his classroom

Veteran coach Randy Mefford gives directions to his Gallatin County girls' basketball team in the Eighth Region Tournament. Gallatin fell to Walton-Verona in what would turn out to be the final game of Mefford's long coaching career. Veteran coach Randy Mefford leaves a legacy of success and integrity By John Herndon, Things won’t seem … Continue reading The gym is his classroom