Henderson celebrates July 4

HENDERSON, KY (WEHT) — Crowds celebrated the Fourth of July on Henderson’s riverfront. The event featured elite athletes attempting to qualify for the Olympic pole vaulting team, and several people in their Fourth of July best. “I got that red, white and blue in my beard!” Mike Knakmuhs decided to…

Stick program sends students flying

With the Olympics underway, students at South Middle School got to go flying with a former Olympian on Thursday. April Steiner Bennett, who competed in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, visited several Henderson County schools as part of the “Jump Back into School” stick-jumping program. Students in South’s physical education classes…

Olympian pole vaulter inspires Henderson students

HENDERSON CO., KY (WFIE) – Henderson County students are literally jumping back into school. Thursday morning, pole vault Olympian April Steiner-Bennett stopped by several Henderson county schools to teach kids how to fly. April and the crew at Vault Safe have brought Stick Jumping to over 10,000 school children at elementary and…