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Former Miss Kentucky winners pose with Miss Kentucky 2012 (photo by Phillips Mitchell)

Since 1935, the Miss Kentucky Program has evolved from a "beauty" pageant to a prestigious program offering scholarships, personal and professional skills development, influence and exposure to all who participate.  Today's Miss Kentucky is a leader in every sense.  She is an outspoken advocate, tireless crusader and energetic fundraiser for her platform issue.  Miss Kentucky is the very essence of style, evokes passionate viewpoints and reflects the fabric of her generation.  We honor our humble beginnings and marvel in our journey to the future.

YEAR
NAME
HOMETOWN

MISS AMERICA AWARDS/PLACEMENTS

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1935
 
 
 
 
Jeane M. Megerle
 
 
 
 
Fort Thomas

 
2nd Runner-Up

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1936
 
 
 
 
Charlet Hiteman
 
 
 
 
Newport

Semi-Finalist

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1937
 
 
 
Audrey Flaig
 
 
 
Bellevue
 

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1938
 
 
 
Evelyn Cooper
 
 
 
Somerset
 

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1939
 
 
 
Louise Holman
 
 
 
Pineville
 

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1940
 
 
 
Dorothy Slatten
 
 
 
Lexington

Preliminary Swimsuit Award/
4th runner-up

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1941
 
 
 
 
Dorothy Slatten
 
 
 
 
Lexington

Semi-Finalist

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1942-1945
NO PAGEANT
DUE TO WORLD WAR II
   
 
 
 
1946
 
 
 
Mary Madonna Smith
 
 
 
Jenkins
 

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1947
 
 
 
 
Evelyn Murray
 
 
 
 
Louisville

Semi-Finalist

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1948
 
 
 
Mildred Joanne Hollinger
 
 
 
Louisville
 

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1949
 
 
 
Betty Haverstock
 
 
 
Louisville
 

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1950
 
 
 
Mary Louise Osborne
 
 
 
Wheelwright
 

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1951
 
 
 
Dottye Nuckols
 
 
 
Bowling Green
 

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1952
 
 
 
Joy Williams
 
 
 
Louisville
 

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1953
 
 
 
Emily Rucker
 
 
 
Berea
 

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1954
 
 
 
Margaret Diane Hunt
 
 
 
Lexington
 

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1955
 
 
 
Ann Shirley Gillock
 
 
 
Carrollton
 

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1956
 
 
 
Janene Simpson
 
 
 
Louisville
 

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1957
 
 
 
 
Jane Marvin Brock
 
 
 
 
Liberty

Nonfinalist Talent Award

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1958
 
 
 
Sandra Sue Smith
 
 
 
Harlan
 

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1959
 
 
 
Carol Fairchild Brown
 
 
 
Whitesburg
 

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1960
 
 
 
Alice Chumbley
 
 
 
Jamestown
 

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1961
 
 
 
Lee Willis Grigsby
 
 
 
Bardstown
 

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1962
 
 
 
Nanci Rosalind Bowling
 
 
 
Campbellsville
 

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1963
 
 
 
Nell Garnett Owen
 
 
 
Bowling Green
 

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1964
 
 
 
 
Linda Lenora Sawyer
 
 
 
 
Louisville

Semi-Finalist

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1965
 
 
 
Rebecca Tollivar Snyder
 
 
 
Owensboro
 

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1966
 
 
 
Janie Olmstead
 
 
 
New Castle
 

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1967
 
 
 
Jo-Anne Clark
 
 
 
Louisville
 

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1968
 
 
 
 
Janet Hatfield
 
 
 
 
Jeffersontown

Miss America USO Troupe to Vietnam

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1969
 
 
 
Louisa Ann Flook
 
 
 
Richmond
 

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1970
 
 
 
Cynthia Anne Bostick
 
 
 
Owensboro
 

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1971
 
 
 
Robbie Lynn Halcomb
 
 
 
Scottsville
 

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1972
 
 
 
Diana Moore
 
 
 
Pikeville
 

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1973
 
 
 
 
Lyda Lewis
 
 
 
 
Louisville

Miss America USO Troupe to the Far East

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1974
 
 
 
 
Darlene Compton
 
 
 
 
Louisville

Preliminary Talent Award /
3rd Runner-Up

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1975
 
 
 
 
Marsha Griffith
 
 
 
 
Greenup

Nonfinalist Talent Award /
Miss America USO Troupe to Europe and the Mediterranean

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1976
 
 
 
 
Victoria Jane Harned
 
 
 
 
Leitchfield

Nonfinalist Talent Award /
Miss America USO Troupe to the Far East

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1977
 
 
 
Karen Gordon
 
 
 
Benton
 

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1978
 
 
 
 
Marcia Malone Bell
 
 
 
 
Lexington

Semi-Finalist

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1979
 
 
 
Kathryn Parker
 
 
 
Wilmore
 

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1980
 
 
 
Daphne Jean Cochran
 
 
 
Louisville
 

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1981
 
 
 
Sheri Colleen Copeland
 
 
 
Benton
 

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1982
 
 
 
 
Gwendolyn Suzann Witten
 
 
 
 
Vine Grove

Preliminary Talent Award /
Semi-Finalist

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1983
 
 
 
 
Lynn Whitney Thompson
 
 
 
 
Lexington

Semi-Finalist

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1984
 
 
 
 
Kelly Lin Brumagen
 
 
 
 
Lexington

David B. Allman Medical Scholarship /
Semi-Finalist

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1985
 
 
 
 
Laurie Janine Keller
 
 
 
 
Nippa

Semi-Finalist /
Miss America Gillette Show Troupe

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1986
 
 
 
 
Melinda Katharine Cumberledge
 
 
 
 
Lexington

Non-Finalist Talent Award

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1987
 
 
 
 
Elizabeth Gray McDowell
 
 
 
 
Prospect
 

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1988
 
 
 
 
Mikka Lynn Darby
 
 
 
 
Salyersville
 

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1989
 
 
 
 
Melanie Lynn Glasscock
 
 
 
 
Leitchfield
 

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1990
 
 
 
 
Nancy Jane Cox
 
 
 
 
Campbellsville
 

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1991
 
 
 
 
Sheri Lynn Plambeck
 
 
 
 
Lexington
 

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1992
 
 
 
 
Tawnya Dawn Mullins
 
 
 
 
Kimper

Preliminary Swimsuit Award /
Semi-Finalist

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1993
 
 
 
 
Tonya Dee Virgin
 
 
 
 
Oldtown

Non-Finalist Talent Award

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1994
 
 
 
 
Laura Sue Humphress
 
 
 
 
Campbellsville
 

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1995
 
 
 
 
Kristie Dawn Hicks
 
 
 
 
Bardstown

Konica Visual Arts Scholarship

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1996
 
 
 
 
Veronica Marie Duka
 
 
 
 
Campbellsville

Semi-Finalist

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1997
 
 
 
 
Lori Lynn Menshouse
 
 
 
 
Ashland
 

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1998
 
 
 
 
Chera-Lyn Cook
 
 
 
 
London

Preliminary Talent Award /
4th Runner-Up

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1999
 
 
 
 
Heather Renee French
 
 
 
 
Maysville

Preliminary Swimsuit Award /
Quality of Life Award 1st Runner-Up /
MISS AMERICA 2000

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1999
 
 
 
 
Shanna Kari Moore
 
 
 
 
Marion

*assumed the title when Heather French was crowned Miss America

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2000
 
 
 
 
Whitney Renee Boyles
 
 
 
 
Louisville

Preliminary Swimsuit Award /
Quality of Life Award finalist /
4th Runner-Up

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2001
 
 
 
 
Monica Hardin
 
 
 
 
Louisville
 

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2002
 
 
 
 
Mary Catherine Correll
 
 
 
 
Somerset

Quality of Life Award finalist

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2003
 
 
 
 
MacKenzie Mayes
 
 
 
 
Lexington

Non-Finalist Talent Award /
Quality of Life Award 1st Runner-Up

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2004
 
 
 
 
Maria Maldonado
 
 
 
 
Lexington

Non-Finalist Interview Award

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2005
 
 
 
 
Kerri Katelyn Mitchell
 
 
 
 
Barbourville
 

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2006

Rachelle Phillips

Princeton

 

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2007

Kaitlynne Postel

Lexington

 

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2008

 
 
Emily Cox

 
 
Campbellsville

 
Top 12 Semi-Finalist /
Quality of Life Award Winner

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2009

 
 
Mallory Ervin

 
 
Morganfield

 
4th Runner-Up /
Quality of Life Award finalist

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2010

 
 
Djuan Keila Trent

 
 
Columbus, GA

 
Top 10 Semi-Finalist

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2011

 
 
Ann Blair Thornton

 
 
Bowling Green

 
Quality of Life Award Winner

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2012

 
 
Jessica Casebolt

 
 
Pikeville

 
Top 15 Semi-Finalist

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For more information about the Miss Kentucky Scholarship Organization please contact us at:

 
Miss Kentucky Scholarship Pageant
Attention: Jamie Breeding, Executive Director
3284 Shoal Lake Drive
Lexington, KY  40515
 
Phone: (859) 273-4931
 

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