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, April 11, at East Carter High School in Grayson, Kentucky.
The Miss Heart of Kentucky /Miss Northeast Kentucky / Miss Thoroughbred Pageant will be the final pageant of the year.
It is the goal of the Miss Kentucky Organization to award at least 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 at least 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).
There 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. There will be no Little Miss/Pre-Teen
or Teen divisions.
Any 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.