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OUTDOORS: Nash named sportsman of the year

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By John Herndon

Anderson County resident Kenny Nash has been named the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Law Enforcement Officers' Sportsman of the Year for District 6.

The award was voted on by conservation officers from around the 17-county district. It is given to an individual that has stood out during the year, according to a news release. “The individual is someone that purchases hunting and fishing licenses annually, is a landowner, (is) involved in outdoor events and assists conservation officers in their area in any way.”

Sgt. Phillip Crane, who serves Anderson County, said in the release, “Kenny is a model citizen when it comes to anything involving the outdoors. Kenny has purchased a hunting license every year even though he is a landowner. He has been active with the (National Wild Turkey Federation) for years, volunteering for any and everything they need assistance with. Kenny seems to put his focus toward our youth. He demonstrated this by taking the role of the J.A.K.E.S. director for several years. He held the J.A.K.E.S. Day event on his farm in Anderson County for a few years.

“During the 2011 seasons, Kenny participated as a guide for the youth turkey hunt and youth deer hunt. Not only was he a guid and landowner, but he was a successful guide. Each of the youth that were with him harvested either a turkey or deer or had the opportunity to do so. He took every measure to make sure the youth had the best experience possible.”

Nash has lived in Anderson County for 38 years and owns a 130-acre farm.

“Kenny has most definitely been an asset and a good friend to the local conservation officers and to the county he lives in,” Crane said in the release.