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’

Remembering Bob at Rupp and beyond

Former Owen County head coach and Anderson County assistant coach Bob Osborne acknowledges the crowd as he was inducted into the Eighth Region Hall of Fame during the region's girls' basketball championship game on March 4, 2019. By John Herndon, The last walk Bob Osborne took as a basketball coach is still seared in … Continue reading Remembering Bob at Rupp and beyond