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Beth Wilkerson Hammond – Paris – Miss KY Basketball 1979

    It was 40 years ago when Miss Kentucky Basketball 1979, Beth Wilkerson Hammond, was also recognized as a 1st team Parade All-American. She was selected by the state’s sportswriters as Kentucky’s Female Athlete of the Year, a member of the Kentucky-Indiana All-Star Team, and a recipient of the national ‘Hertz #1 Award’. She… Continue reading Beth Wilkerson Hammond – Paris – Miss KY Basketball 1979

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Elisha Justice – Shelby Valley – 2010 Mr. KY Basketball

  Ten years ago, senior Elisha Justice's Shelby Valley team kicked off their season with a win over Paul Laurence Dunbar 74-52.  Later in the season Elisha was named 2010 Mr. Kentucky Basketball.  Elisha still holds the state record for the most steals (540) in his four year career at Shelby Valley.  The team went… Continue reading Elisha Justice – Shelby Valley – 2010 Mr. KY Basketball

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Jenni Benningfield – Assumpton – Miss KY Basketball 2000

  On December 3, 1999, Jenni Benningfield's Assumption team kicked off their season with a huge win over Christian Academy of Louisville 68-22.  Later in the season Jenni was named the 2000 Miss Kentucky Basketball.  In her four seasons at Assumption High School, the basketball team compiled a 118-17 record and she averaged 22.5 points… Continue reading Jenni Benningfield – Assumpton – Miss KY Basketball 2000