Great coach, outstanding AD, special person

One of the few photos I ever took of Rick Sallee, right. Rick was mighty happy to pose for a photo with Anderson County girls' basketball coach Clay Birdwhistell, left, and former Anderson County boys' coach Steve Barriger after the Anderson girls had defeated South Oldham for the Eighth Region title on March 7, 2020. … Continue reading Great coach, outstanding AD, special person

Living life, loving the games, leaving a legacy

James "Cornbread" Stethen gets in position while calling the Louisville Central at Anderson County girls' basketball game on February 19, 2020. Cornbread touched countless lives by calling games over 60 years and living with integrity By John Herndon, I never talked with Cornbread about how to live a good life. I didn’t have to. … Continue reading Living life, loving the games, leaving a legacy

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

Uncertain days ahead

High school coaches trying to navigate uncharted waters during pandemic By John Herndon, L.W. Barnes knew things were getting real as he was getting ready for his team’s first outing of the baseball season.  “The day I found out the girls’ state tournament was postponed, I was out on the field replacing the pitching … Continue reading Uncertain days ahead

Life really isn’t fair but God’s love still abounds

Anderson County's Sophie Smith drives past Franklin County's Jazmin Chambers in the opening round of the Mingua Beef Jerky/KHSAA Girls' Sweet 16 at Rupp Arena on March 11. Anderson earned a 40-37 win but the following day the tournament was postponed and eventually canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Unexpected end to sports a time … Continue reading Life really isn’t fair but God’s love still abounds