The McCreary County Record

Homepage

January 23, 2013

Leggett crowned Miss Kentucky USA

McCreary native headed to national pageant

BOWLING GREEN —  The life of one young lady was changed in an instant this weekend.

    McCreary County’s own Allie Leggett was crowned Miss Kentucky USA 2013 Sunday night at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green.

    The pageant is a precursor for the national Miss USA competition to be held this June. Leggett, representing Lake Cumberland, was one of 35 contestants in the Miss and Teen divisions. The preliminary competitions were held Saturday night with the finals on Sunday.

    A psychology major who attended WKU last fall, Leggett opted to take online classes this semester in order to prepare for competition. Now as Miss Kentucky, she will also have to balance school with an appearance schedule that will take her around the Commonwealth promoting a wide variety of causes.

    Though no stranger to pageants, Leggett told The Record that this one made her more nervous because it was the Miss title. Having competed twice before for Miss Kentucky Teen USA, the 19-year-old has steadily worked her way up through the state pageant ranks.

    “The first time I competed, I made the top 15 and last year I got first runner-up,” Leggett said.

    The hours leading up to the big moment were no doubt nerve-wracking but Leggett is ready to make the most of this opportunity.

    “It’s starting to sink in,” Leggett said of her win. “It’s a little overwhelming but exciting to think I’ll be competing on TV. This time I’ll be representing all of Kentucky, but I’m still representing McCreary County too.”

    The community couldn’t be prouder. As Leggett returned home yesterday, she received a police and fire escort from the county line to the local courthouse — where dozens turned out to greet the newest Miss Kentucky.

    “It’s a huge honor for her and a great thing for McCreary County,” Sheriff Gus Skinner observed.

    McCreary County Judge-Executive Doug Stephens and County Clerk Eric Haynes were also among the officials who turned out to greet the beauty queen.

    In the coming weeks, Leggett will be working with pageant director Connie Clark Harrison — a former Miss Kentucky USA herself — to prepare for the Miss USA pageant this summer. Of course, the winner of Miss USA 2013 will advance to the Miss Universe competition.

    “I just want to thank everyone for the support they have given me and I hope they will continue to support me as I compete for Miss USA,” Leggett said.

    Leggett’s titles also include Miss McCrearyFest 2010. The daughter of Pam Leggett of Whitley City, she is a 2012 graduate of McCreary Central High School.

1
Text Only
Homepage
Brandi S. Stephens

Brandi S. Stephens

Local News
  • Pine Knot woman jailed after brandishing gun

     REVELO — A Pine Knot woman was taken into custody last Wednesday evening after officers were called to a residence off Pig Skin Road.

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bouncing Back from the Bottom

    FRANKFORT — Most regions of Kentucky are adding jobs, but most of those jobs don’t pay very much, according to a recent analysis of the state’s economy by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

    July 15, 2014 2 Photos

  • 911 Center to move within Ambulance HQ

     WHITLEY CITY — In launching a new fiscal year, McCreary County Fiscal Court accomplished a great deal for a meeting which lasted about a half an hour.

    July 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • Payroll tax down

    WHITLEY CITY — The June occupational tax report released last week confirms that revenues are down significantly from prior fourth quarters.

    July 9, 2014

  • Farmers’ Market offers something for everyone

     STEARNS — One of the many events taking place over the holiday weekend was the grand opening of the McCreary Farmers’ Market on Saturday.

    July 9, 2014 1 Photo

Local Sports
Obituaries
AP Video
Courts Conflicted Over Healthcare Law Holder Urges Bipartisanship on Immigration Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball US Airlines Cancel Israel Flights Obama Signs Workforce Training Law Crash Victims' Remains Reach Ukraine-held City Diplomatic Push Intensifies to End War in Gaza Obama Offers Condolences at Dutch Embassy Cat Fans Lap Up Feline Film Festival Raw: Lawmakers Scuffle in Ukraine's Parliament The Rock Finds His Inner 'Hercules' Michigan Plant's Goal: Flower and Die Raw: MH17 Passenger Remains in Kharkiv, Ukraine Raw: Israel Hits Gaza Targets, Destroys Mosques Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment New Orleans Plans to Recycle Cigarette Butts
Facebook
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide