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July 8, 2014

Local woman vyes for Miss Kentucky crown

CORBIN — Special to The Times-Tribune

A Williamsburg woman is among the 32 contestants representing local scholarship pageants from across the state who will vye for the title of Miss Kentucky 2014.   

Kelsey White, 23, crowned Miss Goldenrod, is the local competitor. She is the daughter of David and Kim White and a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. Her talent will be performing “Hedwig’s Theme” on the piano and her platform is “Dreams Not Drugs — Reclaiming the Future of America’s Youth.”

This year one of the semi-finalists will be determined by the public, rather than the panel of judges.

The pageant will be held at the Singletary Center for the Arts on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington. Preliminary competitions will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 10, and Friday, July 11. The final night of competition culminating with the crowning of the new Miss Kentucky will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 12.

Tickets for the preliminaries and final competition are available by calling the Singletary Center Box Office at 859-257-4929 or visiting www.singletarycenter.com. Preliminary night tickets are $35 per night and tickets for the final night are $65.

More than $41,000 in cash scholarships will be awarded to contestants in addition to numerous prizes and in-kind scholarships to various colleges and universities. The winner will also represent Kentucky in the Miss America Pageant in September. The new Miss Kentucky will also speak in schools across the state on behalf of the “Kentucky Proud” program for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, promoting the importance of supporting and purchasing products grown and manufactured in Kentucky.

Vote for your favorite contestant by going to www.misskentuckypageant.com, using your credit card or PayPal account. You can vote as many times as you like or enter the full amount of votes you wish to cast at one time. For example, $1 = 1 vote and $20 = 20 votes. The contestant with the most votes will be named “Kentucky’s Choice” and will become one of the Top 13 Semi-Finalists on the final night of the Miss Kentucky Pageant. All proceeds benefit the Miss Kentucky Scholarship Organization, a non-profit scholarship program.

Voting ends at 9 p.m. Friday, July 11.

For more information about the Miss Kentucky Pageant visit www.misskentuckypageant.com.

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