In order to give as many contestants as
possible the opportunity to compete at the Miss Kentucky Pageant in July the Miss Kentucky Organization is in the process
of organizing a final pageant that will be held on Sunday, March 29, at East Carter High School in Grayson, Kentucky. The Miss Heart of Kentucky /Miss Northern Kentucky / Miss Thoroughbred Pageant will
be the final pageant of the year. It is the goal of the Miss Kentucky Organization
to award three open titles at this pageant but in order to do so there will have to be a sufficient number of contestants.
By holding this pageant in Grayson
we encourage contestants to make the most of the opportunity to compete in the Miss Grayson / Heart of the Parks / Carter
County pageant the night before. This will afford contestants a chance at winning
one of six titles which will be awarded on these two days. Those who enter the
Grayson pageant and wish to enter the Miss Heart of Kentucky pageant will be able to use the same application forms for both
pageants, however CMN donations will need to be paid for each pageant (unless contestants have already met the $400 maximum
requirement for local level donations).
will be a new panel of judges for the Sunday pageant and they will not have been allowed to attend the Saturday night pageant
so will have no prior knowledge of a contestant’s performance the night before.
Every effort is being made to secure judges who have not judged any local pageants
this season and who are not affiliated with any particular local pageant organization. This program is being coordinated
by the Miss Kentucky Board of Directors with assistance from the state pageant committee, regional field directors and the
Miss Grayson Pageant committee. A new local director will be assigned to work with the contestants winning titles
on Sunday. Rehearsals will begin very early in the day on Sunday morning, so
again, it will be beneficial for contestants to make plans to stay in Grayson and compete in both local pageants being held
that weekend. There will be no Little Miss/Pre-Teen or Teen divisions.
contestants who are only able to compete in the pageant on Sunday will need to make the pageant coordinators aware of that
when paperwork is submitted. Application
materials for both the Miss Grayson and the Miss Heart of Kentucky pageant are available on this website by clicking on the
application information link on the navigation bar.