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Here is where you can take the first step to becoming Miss Kentucky by entering one of the local scholarship pageants held throughout the year across the state.  Please check back frequently for updates. 
Links to pageant locations are provided when available, otherwise location addresses are given to assist those interested in attending and the show times are posted.  Contestants will need to check with directors for rehearsal and interview times.  Information will be added when it has been provided and okayed by the state director.  Names of the 2017 titleholders will be added once verified with regional or local directors.
 For additional contestant information regarding eligibility and participation qualifications and Children's Miracle Network fundraising requirements please visit the Contestant Information section of this website.  If you are interested in directing a local preliminary contact Justin Rains at

***Directors and Contestants should be aware that the talent time limit is 90 seconds***
***Directors and Contestants should also be aware that contestants who have competed at Miss Kentucky or Miss Kentucky's Outstanding Teen cannot enter the same local pageant the following year in order to win a different title within that local organization (this includes teens moving up to the miss division).  Contestants must wait a year before representing the same local organization at the state level in teen and/or miss.***
***Any contestant who will turn 25 on or before December 31, 2017 is not eligible to compete for Miss Kentucky 2017***

***Any Teen aging into Miss must be a Senior in High School AND be at least 17 years old by the March 31, 2017**

All 2017 local preliminaries must be held prior to April 1st.  The 2017 Miss America Serves Day of Service will be April 8, 2017 and all Miss Kentucky contestants are required to participate in the service day event. 

In accordance with Miss America rules and at the discretion of the Miss Kentucky Organization, fair &festival pageant winners may participate in the state competition if they meet entry rules and eligibility criteria.


Miss Ashland Area Scholarship Organization

Raceland High School Cultural Arts Center
(600 Ram Drive, Raceland)
Executive Director: Lee Gibbs
109 Stoneybrooke Drive
Ashland, KY  41101
606-831-3172 (H)
606-325-7891 (W)
(Open Statewide)



Miss Black U of L Scholarship Organization

Middleton Auditorium
(Strickler Hall Room 101, 2010 S Avery Court, Louisville)
Executive Director: Kendra Ford
1102 Winners Circle #14
Louisville, KY 40242
(Open to all University of Louisville students)


Miss Bowling Green / Miss Mammoth Cave Area / Miss Western Kentucky Scholarship Organization
November 6, 2016
(contestant orientation will be in the evening on November 5th)
(Hilltop Drive - Bowling Green)
Director: Regina Webb
1250 Westen Street
Bowling Green, KY  42104

(Open Statewide)

 (includes Outstanding Teen division)


Miss Capital City / Miss Frankfort Scholarship Organization
November 19, 2016
(Application deadline November 12)
Frankfort High School
(328 Shelby Street)
Director: Courtney Nitz
195 Roaring Springs Lane
Midway, KY  40347

(Open Statewide)

(Includes Outstanding Teen division)





Miss Danville / Miss Heart of Kentucky / Miss Pride of Boyle County Scholarship Organization
January 28, 2017
Gravely Hall, Danville High School
(203 E Lexington Avenue)
Directors: Susan Smith Parks & Reuben Harness
306 E First Street
Perryville, KY  40468
(859) 319-8427 (Susan)
(859) 324-0018 (Reuben)
(Two Titles Open Statewide / One Title Closed to Danville High School students)



Miss Grayson / Miss Heart of the Parks Scholarship Organization

East Carter High School - Grayson
(405 Hitchins Road)
Director: Deirdre Shufflebarger
532 Hillview Street
Grayson KY 41143
606-474-7565 (H)
606-923-0852 (W)
(Closed to Carter, Boyd, Elliott, Greenup, Lawrence, Lewis & Rowan Counties / Open Statewide)



Miss Horse Capital of the World / Miss Tops In Lexington Scholarship Organization

September 25, 2016
3 PM
Interviews September 24, 2016 at 2 PM
Farish Theater - Lexington Public Library
(140 E Main Street)
Director: Lisa Fath 
3964 Boston Road
Lexington, KY 40514
859-321-3600 (Lisa)
(Open Statewide)
(includes Teen, Pre-Teen and Little Miss divisions)


Miss Jefferson County / Miss Belle of Louisville Scholarship Organization
October 8, 2016
Conrad Bachman Auditorium
Valley Traditional High School
(10200 Dixie Highway - Louisville)
Director:  Pamela Bratcher
Assistant Director: Sarah Wise
PO Box 58145
Louisville, KY  40268
502-386-4479 (Pam)
502-303-2982 (Sarah)
(Open Statewide)
 (includes Outstanding Teen division)


Miss Magoffin County Scholarship Organization
September 2, 2016
(239 S Church Street, Salyersville)
Director: Jincy Bailey
217 Kelly Branch Road
Salyersville KY 41465
513-967-7490 (Home)
606-349-7473 (Work)

(Closed to Magoffin, Floyd, Morgan, Johnson & Breathitt Counties)
Miss Magoffin County 2017, Kyla Paige Hale


Miss McCrearyFest Scholarship Organization
October 15, 2016
McCreary Central High School Auditorium
(400 Raider Way, Stearns)
Director: Shelley Gilreath
PO Box 245

Whitley City,  KY 42653
(Open Statewide)



Miss Monticello Scholarship Organization
December 3, 2016
(2 Kenny Davis Boulevard, Monticello)
Director: Joey Neal
151 Bowlin Rd

Monticello KY 42633
606-348-0991 (Home)
606-348-6691 (Work)
(Open Statewide)
*includes Outstanding Teen division open statewide


Miss Northern Kentucky Scholarship Organization

Farish Auditorium - Downtown Lexington Public Library
(140 E Main Street)
Executive Director: Heath Green
Assistant Director: Lisa Fath

897 Henderson Drive 
Lexington, KY 40515
(859) 613-1204 (Heath)
 (859) 321-3600 (Lisa)
(Miss Only, Open Statewide)


Miss Ohio Valley / Miss Metro Louisville / Miss Derby City Scholarship Organization

Hyatt Regency Downtown Louisville
(311 S 4th Street)
Director: Stephanie Warren
PO Box 395
La Grange, KY 40031
(Open Statewide)


Miss Richmond Scholarship Organization
February 25, 2017
Madison Central High School Auditorium
(705 N 2nd Street, Richmond)
Director: Melanie Greene
907 Turnberry Drive
Richmond, KY 40475
859-576-9779 (H)
859-455-9000 (W)
(Open Statewide)

(includes Outstanding Teen division)



Miss University of Kentucky / Miss Lexington / Miss Fayette County Scholarship Organization
January 22, 2017
(Corner of Rose & Euclid, Lexington)
Directors: Aleigh Oney-Zimmerman and Alex Davis
7414 Lake Park Road
Suite 5102
Lexington, KY  40502
606-831-9771 (Aleigh)
606-424-4932 (Alex)
(Closed to current University of Kentucky students / Open Statewide)


Miss University of Louisville / Miss Cardinal Country Scholarship Organization

(2100 S Floyd Street, Louisville)
Directors: Jeanine Triplett & Trudy Wheeler
7203 Limestone Court
Crestwood, KY  40014
502-241-5273 (Jeanine home)
502-671-2021 (Jeanine work)
502-693-3206 (Jeanine cell)
502-899-7502 (Trudy home)
502-819-1595 (Trudy cell)
(Closed to University of Louisville part-time/full time/graduate students and alumnae)


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

Miss Kentucky Scholarship Pageant
Attention: Justin Rains, Executive Director
251 Chippen Dale Circle #1133
Lexington, KY  40517
Phone: (859) 420-6193

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