While Henry County girls' basketball coach Jim Hook motions to his team's defense, his wife, Meg, sits directly behind him holding their 11-month old son, James. Henry County's girls' basketball team has tasted some success of late, but Coach Jim Hook says the one he admires the most sits behind his bench By John Herndon, … Continue reading THE UNSUNG HERO

Playing for more than a win

Bob Osborne, center, is inducted into the Eighth Region Hall of Fame during the Girls' Eighth Region Tournament at Owen County High School, March 2, 2019. At left is Owen County athletic director T.J. Wesselman and at right is former Henry County girls' basketball coach Todd Gilley. (File photo by John Herndon) Owen, Anderson girls … Continue reading Playing for more than a win

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

A Message for Friend or Foe

Steve Simpson encourages his South Oldham team during its win over Simon Kenton in the Eighth Region Tournament, March 4, 2020. (Photos by John Herndon) Simpson has positive influence on his players, reaches out to friends in coaching fraternity By John Herndon, CRESTWOOD, Ky. -- Navigating 2020 has been nothing short of chaotic for … Continue reading A Message for Friend or Foe

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