Eight to compete Saturday for Miss Casey County title

September 16, 2004

LIBERTY - The 51st Miss Casey County Pageant Saturday night will feature eight young women in competition at Casey County High School.

Sponsored by the Liberty Kiwanis Club, the pageant begins at 7:30 p.m. with a parade of the contestants, accompanied by 2003 Miss Casey County Laura Buchanan, as they perform "Let's Get Loud."

The young women, ages 15 to 18, will be judged on interviews, swimsuit and evening gown.

Kay King, coordinator, said awards will be given to the winner, first and second runners-up, and Miss Congeniality.

A community service award also will be given to the contestant that works with community service projects.

The 2004 Miss Casey County will receive a crown, banner, bouquet, $300, a one-year membership to Cundiff Wellness Center, and an all-expense paid trip to the Miss Kentucky Fair Pageant in January in Louisville.

The runners-up also will get cash prizes and bouquets. Miss Congeniality will get an engraved charm.


Melissa Vaughn, Miss Casey County 1988, will be mistress of ceremonies. Entertainment will include singing by Beth Sweeney, Miss Casey County 1996, and the Casey high school Center Stage Studio Dancers.

Contestants, listed by name, age, and parents, are:

Corey Janston Brown, 16, daughter of Rob and Jamie Atwood of Liberty. She is a junior at CCHS.

Meredith Kathryn Coffey, 16, daughter of Jim and Lydia Coffey of Liberty. She is a junior at CCHS.

Meranda Gail Durham, 16, daughter of Regina Conn of Liberty and Davis Stephens of Russell Springs. She is a sophomore at CCHS.

Lacy Morgan Griffith, 16, daughter of Carl and Vicki Griffith of Liberty. She is a junior at CCHS.

Ashley K. Howard, 16, daughter of Ronald D. Howard of Liberty and Michelle R. Thomas. She is a junior at CCHS.

Manaki Nicole Pendleton, 18, daughter of Ruth Pendleton of Liberty. She attends Campbellsville University.

Iris Nicole Peyton, 18, daughter of Bill and Beverly Peyton of Hustonville. She is a freshman at Campbellsville University.

Laura Lee Wolford, 19, daughter of Mark and Sandy Wolford of Liberty. She is a sophomore at Western Kentucky University.

The 2004 Miss Casey County will reign over the annual Casey County Apple Festival, which gets under way Saturday and continues through Sept. 25.

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