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The power of being positive

Anderson soccer, track star makes the most of every opportunity to share the gospel By Faith Hyatt, contributor LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. –  When searching for positive people that represent the Christian community, a very wonderful person came to mind. She walks the halls of Anderson County High School with so much happiness, and just lets … Continue reading The power of being positive


Spencer County's Daveigh Reichenbach scores during the Lady Bears' 37-32 win over Anderson County on Jan. 27. (Photo by John Herndon) As graduation approaches, Spencer County's Daveigh Reichenbach talks about a career of highs and lows, growing through it all By John Herndon, TAYLORSVILLE, Ky. – It’s sometimes easy to see a high school … Continue reading REFLECTING ON HER BLESSINGS

Leading by living

Paige Serafini (14) goes on the attack for Anderson County against Sacred Heart in the 2022 Mingua Beef Jerky Girls' Sweet 16. (Photo by Stephanie Herndon) Anderson players turned to Paige Serafini as teammate, leader By Faith Hyatt, contributor “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you … Continue reading Leading by living

‘There is no excuse for me not to share my faith.’

Former Anderson County, Campbellsville U. star finds his ministry through sports Former Campbellsville University and Anderson County High School athlete Brayden Russell (right) and members of his Oral Roberts University evangelistic team spent a month spreading the gospel and building churches in Tanzania. He is shown with a member of the local church. (Photo provided) … Continue reading ‘There is no excuse for me not to share my faith.’


Owen County basketball star Teagan Moore (left) and his father, Tim, in Tim's office at Maurice Bowling Middle School in Owenton. Owen County's Teagan Moore scores big on the court, bigger in life By John Herndon, OWENTON, Ky. – As he settles into a chair in his father’s office, there’s nothing about Teagan Moore … Continue reading CHARACTER COUNTS

Asbury athletes describe being on the mountaintop

Members of the Asbury University and Welch College women's basketball teams join hands for prayer following their game at Asbury on Feb. 18, 2023. 'Once you enter into the chapel, you don't want to leave. You just want to stay and experience everything.' By John Herndon, WILMORE, Ky. – I will be the first … Continue reading Asbury athletes describe being on the mountaintop

Pioneers hunting for another national championship

Campbellsville-Harrodsburg head coach Austin Sparrow (front), Warner Bryan and assistant coach Zach Freeman celebrate as the Pioneers take control of their NCCAA matchup with Great Lakes Christian on Feb. 3, 2023. Pioneers go from 'hunted' to 'hunters' By John Herndon, HARRODSBURG – As Austin Sparrow greeted the visitor to the Conover Education Center Athletic … Continue reading Pioneers hunting for another national championship

Spencer says goodbye to stellar senior class

The Spencer County football team takes the field for its playoff game against Franklin County. Even though the Bears lost, ending their 2022 season, they have made Friday nights a happening in Taylorsville over the last two years. By John Herndon, TAYLORSVILLE – Mike Marksbury has been a good friend for quite some time. … Continue reading Spencer says goodbye to stellar senior class

Buddies for life

Henry County's McKinley Paynter (6) runs for a touchdown in a special play after the final horn sounded on Oct. 21, 2022. North Laurel defenders follow in pursuit. The special play has been a part of Henry County football throughout McKinley's high school football career. A senior, he will be playing in his final regular … Continue reading Buddies for life

Collins is more than ‘pretty good’

Collins quarterback Kenyon Goodin looks for a receiver against Jeffersontown as Athyin Higgins (left) and Jackson Dattilo (55) block. Goodin threw for 155 yards and four touchdowns. He also ran for a score and returned an interception for another score in the Titans' 50-0 win. Titan coach Jerry Lucas prepares his players for life with … Continue reading Collins is more than ‘pretty good’

Doing everything for Jesus

Payton Baum belts a double during Anderson County's 10-0 win over Spencer County on April 20. (Photo by John Herndon) Anderson County’s Payton Baum feels blessed, shares good news By John Herndon, Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that … Continue reading Doing everything for Jesus

A grand slam story reaching far beyond the foul lines

Katelyn Pavey takes a cut during the second game of Kentucky Christian's doubleheader with Reinhardt on April 1. By John Herndon, Life-changing moments usually just grab you when they are least expected. And when they do, it’s sometimes amazing to reflect on how God used events to put you in the path of something … Continue reading A grand slam story reaching far beyond the foul lines

“I Can”

Kentucky Christian University softball player Katelyn Pavey. Kentucky Christian's Katelyn Pavey lives a powerful story of redemption By John Herndon, 110forChrist GRAYSON, Ky. – When Katelyn Pavey stepped to the plate in the bottom of the seventh inning, Kentucky Christian’s hope for a comeback seemed more distant than the mountains overlooking the Grayson Sports Park. … Continue reading “I Can”


Lyon County's highly-touted sophomore Travis Perry shoots in the Lyons' win over John Hardin at the UK Healthcare Boys' Sweet 16. Perry is on a pace that could make him the state's all-time scoring leader by the time he finishes at Lyon County. Kentucky's unique event celebrates the positive in sports By John Herndon, … Continue reading A SWEET 16 TO REMEMBER

Sharing j.o.y.

Members of the Pikeville Panthers basketball team go through warmups prior to Friday's quarterfinal game with George Rogers Clark in the UK Healthcare Boys' Sweet 16. The words emblazoned on their shirts remind them, and fans, of their priorities in life: Jesus, Others, Yourself. (Photo by John Herndon) Pikeville made an impression far beyond the … Continue reading Sharing j.o.y.


Kentucky high school legend J.R. VanHoose seeks to inspire others By John Herndon, LEXINGTON – He’s considered one of the best ever to play high school basketball in Kentucky, but almost 25 years after playing for Paintsville High School, J.R. VanHoose is still trying to get better. His credentials earned him a spot in … Continue reading GROWING, LEARNING AND STAYING POSITIVE


Centre's Greg Mason has been to Sweet 16 as fan, a player and now a college coach By John Herndon, LEXINGTON – Greg Mason had been coming to the Kentucky high school state tournament for over 40 years and is just glad to be back in Rupp Arena this week. “I missed the last … Continue reading ‘IT’S AS GOOD AS IT GETS IN KENTUCKY’

Thank you Lady Bearcats for an incredible run

Anderson County's Amiya Jenkins cuts back against the Sacred Heart press in the Mingua Beef Jerky Girls' Sweet 16 on March 10, 2022. Anderson girls made it easy to rearrange schedules By John Herndon, LEXINGTON – Everyone who has ever covered an athletic event – any time, any level, anywhere – knows the one … Continue reading Thank you Lady Bearcats for an incredible run


Former Walton-Verona coach Mark Clinkenbeard glad to be watching the game he loves By John Herndon, DRY RIDGE, Ky. – Mark Clinkenbeard couldn’t stay away. He’d stepped down as the girls’ basketball coach at Walton-Verona High School during the 2021-22 season, but when the calendar said it was tournament time, he knew he was … Continue reading GOOD TO BE BACK IN THE GYM

Born to coach?

Campbellsville-Harrodsburg coach Austin Sparrow encourages his team after a big play during Friday's win over fourth-ranked Great Lakes Christian. It was the first time CU-Harrodsburg, ranked No. 9, had ever beaten Great Lakes. (Photos by John Herndon) Less than two years out of college, Austin Sparrow stays true to his coaching pedigree while leading Campbellsville-Harrodsburg … Continue reading Born to coach?