Thirty contestants representing local scholarship pageants from across the state will be vying for the title of Miss Kentucky 2016, and once again one of the semi-finalists will be determined by the public, rather than the judges.
The pageant will be held at the Singletary Center for the Arts at the University of Kentucky. Preliminary competitions will be held Thursday and Friday, starting at 7 pm. The final night of competition, culminating with the crowning of the new Miss Kentucky, will be at 6 p.m. Saturday.
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Tickets for the preliminaries and final competition are available by calling the Singletary Center box office at 859-257- 4929 or by visiting Singletarycenter.com. Preliminary night tickets are $35 per night, and tickets for the final night are $65.
For more information or to vote for your favorite contestant, go to Misskentuckypageant.com and use your credit card or PayPal account. Votes are $1 each. All proceeds benefit the Miss Kentucky Scholarship Organization.
The contestants are:
▪ Miss Ashland Area: Hope LeMaster, 21, from Befry.
▪ Miss Bath County: Kelsey Ulery, 19, from Owingsville.
▪ Miss Belle of Louisville: Katie Michelle Bouchard, 20, from Owensboro.
▪ Miss Black U of L: Alexis Breyauna Murry, 20, from Bryans Road, Maryland.
▪ Miss Bowling Green: Annie Franklin, 23, from Winchester.
▪ Miss Cardinal Country: Sidney Cobb, 19, from Frankfort.
▪ Miss Danville: Laura Jones, 23, from Louisville.
▪ Miss Eastern Kentucky: Molly Kothlow, 22, from Owensboro.
▪ Miss Fayette County: MacKenzie Hammond, 22, from Independence.
▪ Miss Goldenrod: Georgia Gardner, 21, from Madisonville.
▪ Miss Grayson: Charlee Schaefer, 17, from Maysville.
▪ Miss Heart of Kentucky: Shelby Morgan, 20, from Eubank.
▪ Miss Heart of the Parks: Abigail Frazier, 19, from Whitesburg.
▪ Miss Historic Stearns: Tyra Sengkhamyong, 19, from Dunnville.
▪ Miss Horse Capital of the World: Lydia Allen, 21, from Covington.
▪ Miss Jefferson County: Talia Horn, 20, from Harrodsburg.
▪ Miss Lexington: Emily Sharp, 18, from London.
▪ Miss Magoffin County: Kathleen Smith, 23, from Prestonsburg.
▪ Miss Mammoth Cave Area: Haley Wheeler, 18, from Clay City.
▪ Miss Monticello: Dakoda Trenary, 23, from Corinth.
▪ Miss Northern Kentucky: Abbigaile Michele Gibson, 18, from Hebron.
▪ Miss Ohio Valley: Karlee Crose, 20, from Mt. Sterling.
▪ Miss River City: Cynthia Thomas, 23, from Maysville.
▪ Miss Somerset Community College: Haley Jess Taulbee, 18, from London.
▪ Miss Southeast Kentucky: Brooke Danielle Way, 19, from Corbin.
▪ Miss Tops In Lexington: Allyson Ledford, 19, of Winchester.
▪ Miss University of Kentucky: Alex Francke, 19, of Lexington.
▪ Miss University of Louisville: Taylor Parks, 18, from Georgetown.
▪ Miss Wayne County Area: Molly Matney, 19, from Center.
▪ Miss Western Kentucky: Alyssa Robb, 22, from Louisville.