Jim Durham
News Bureau Director

Miss Kentucky Contestants
From left: Kimberly Horne, Arielle Evans, Erica Canfield

Georgetown College has a rooting interest in three candidates in this weekend’s 75th annual Miss Kentucky Scholarship Pageant that will be determined Saturday night (July 17) in the University of Kentucky’s Singletary Center for the Arts.

Kimberly Horne, who graduated in May, is competing for the third time in Miss Kentucky. In 2008, she represented Georgetown College in the Mountain Laurel Festival Pageant and won! Rising junior Arielle Evans and rising sophomore Erica Canfield are in Miss Kentucky for the second year in a row.

Whether you know the young woman herself, or care to support the city she hails from or the preliminary pageant area she represents, there’s an opportunity to vote-in one of the “Georgetown girls” via the Internet. But, you must vote by 10 p.m. this evening. The “Kentucky’s Choice” winner will become one of the 11 semifinalists. (Directions BELOW).

First, here’s more on your Georgetown connections:

Kimberly Horne

A Political Science major/Spanish minor, Kimberly will begin her studies at the University of Dayton School of Law this fall. The oldest daughter of Bart and Pam Horne of Paris, she’s a member of Kappa Delta sorority and a former Tiger Cheerleader. Sister Jaime, a rising GC sophomore, is a current cheerleader and KD.

An ‘05 Bourbon County High graduate, Kimberly is Miss Carter County in the pageant. She’ll be tap dancing to Napfeny’s Latin acoustic guitar version of “Hotel California” (an Eagles original). Her platform: Improving Childhood Literacy – Reach Out & Read.

Arielle Evans

Arielle, an ’08 graduate of Christian Academy of Louisville, is representing a central Kentucky preliminary pageant for the second time. The current Miss Metropolitan (Lexington), she was crowned Miss Bluegrass Area the year before in our John L. Hill Chapel.

This time she will sing “Wishing you Were Somehow Here Again” from “Phantom of the Opera.” Arielle’s platform: Adoption Awareness: He is My Brother.

An Exercise Science major and Musical Theatre and Spanish double minor, Arielle is a member of the Lyric Theatre Society of Georgetown College and Phi Mu sorority. She’s the daughter of Monte and Carmen Evans of Louisville.

Erica Canfield

Erica, the 2009 Valedictorian of Fairview High School, is representing her hometown as Miss Ashland. She was Miss Metropolitan in 2009, therefore she got to crown GC’s Arielle Evans earlier this year at that preliminary pageant.

For Miss Kentucky, she will perform a theatrical jazz dance to “Mr. Monotony” from “Jerome Robbins’ Broadway.” Erica’s platform: Changing Lives – The Influence of Volunteerism.

The daughter of Jeff and Tonna Canfield, Erica is majoring in Athletic Training.

To cast your vote or votes for a “Kentucky’s Choice” semifinalist, go to www.misskentuckypageant.com. The cost is $1 per vote, and there is no limit to the number of votes you cast. Remember, the deadline is 10 p.m., July 16. Proceeds will benefit the Miss Kentucky Scholarship Organization.

The preliminary competition winds up tonight (Friday) starting at 7 p.m.; tickets are $25. Tickets for Saturday’s finals are $50. Call the Singletary Center box office at (859) 257-4929 for reservations.

Miss Kentucky 2010 will advance to the Miss America Scholarship Pageant on January 15 in Las Vegas.