On Saturday, 30 contestants from across the state will compete for the title of Miss Kentucky. The pageant finale begins at 7 p.m. at the University of Kentucky’s Singletary Center for the Arts.
(See all of the contestants’ below)
The week-long series of events leading up the crowning moment includes visits to the UK Children’s Hospital, VA Hospital and God’s Pantry, as well as preliminary competitions at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, also at the Singletary Center.
One of the following contestants will be named Miss Kentucky: Makayela Banks, Miss Belle of Louisville; Katie Bouchard, Miss Horse Capital of the World; Jacquelyn Crawford, Miss Lexington; Meredith Ellis, Miss University of Louisville; Cassidy Emerson, Miss McCrearyFest; Caroline Ford, Miss Tops In Lexington; Georgia Gardner, Miss Heart of Louisville; Abbigaile Gibson, Miss Wildcat Country; Kyla Hale, Miss Magoffin County; MacKenzie Hammond, Miss Cardinal Country; Talia Horn, Miss Bowling Green; Alex Housman, Miss Falling Springs; Hayley Leach, Miss University of Kentucky; Allyson Ledford, Miss Bluegrass Area; Hope LeMaster, Miss Jefferson County; Molly Matney, Miss Mammoth Cave Area; Rose Pidgorodetska, Miss Eastern Kentucky University; Sydney Prince, Miss Woodford Count; Hannah Robb, Miss Capital City; McKaylah Robinson, Miss Heart of Central Kentucky; McKenzie Ross, Miss Black University of Louisville; Charlee Schaefer, Miss Wayne County Area; Emily Sharp, Miss Danville; Haley Taulbee, Miss Casey County; Makenna Thibodeaux, Miss Nibroc; Cynthia Thomas, Miss Casey County Apple Festival; Kourtney Wahl, Miss Fayette County; Brooke Way, Miss Richmond; Haley Wheeler, Miss Frankfort; and Susanna White, Miss Monticello.