A dozen young women from the Pennyrile region will seek the crown in the Miss Western Kentucky State Fair pageant Saturday night.

The event starts at 7:30 p.m. at the fairgrounds convention center, 2810 Richard St.

Each contestant must have reached her 16th birthday by Oct. 31, 2019, and cannot have reached her 22nd birthday by the same date.

A contestant must be single, never been married, never had a marriage annulled and never had any children or be pregnant at the present time.

Contestants must be Kentucky residents. They are judged on beauty, poise and appearance -- competing in conventional one-piece swimsuits and formal, full-length dresses.

The Miss WKSF pageant is a preliminary contest for the Miss Kentucky County Fair pageant next January at the Galt House in Louisville. The winner will reign over fair events all week and then represent the area at the state competition.

This year's contestants are from Almo, Manitou, Cadiz, Beaver Dam, Russellville, Madisonville, Cerulean and Hopkinsville.

The 2019 Miss WKSF contestants are:

Chloe Culver, 19, Almo

Parents: Shawn and Rhonda Culver

School: West Kentucky Community and Technical College

Sponsor: Belew's Dairy Bar, Benton

Bailee Duff, 16, Beaver Dam

Parents: Robbie and Jami Duff

School: Ohio County High School/Western Kentucky University

Sponsor: Duff and Duff Construction, Beaver Dam

Miranda Hale, 18, Cerulean

Parents: Bradley and Angela Hale

School: Hopkinsville Community College

Sponsor: Max Arnold and Sons LLC

Presley Harris, 17, Russellville

Parents: Scott Harris, Kayce Harris

School: Campbellsville University

Sponsor: Lost River Creamery, Russellville

Jenna Shae Humphries, 18, Hopkinsville

Parents: Todd and Melinda Humphries

School: Hopkinsville Community College

Sponsor: Special Occasions Plus Bridal

Keeli Blaine Miles, 16, Hopkinsville

Parents: Shane Miles, Samantha Miles, Erica Kuhn, Shane Kuhn

School: Hopkinsville High School

Sponsor: Elki Inspirations

Lexie Oliver, 16, Cadiz

Parents: Brandon and Molly Oliver

School: Trigg County High School

Sponsor: Wildcat Chevrolet, Cadiz

Taylor Pollock, 21, Hopkinsville

Parents: Lee Pollock and Wendy Pollock

School: Murray State University

Sponsor: Salon 807

Courtney Grace Rager, 18, Madisonville

Parents: Jerry and Amy Rager

School: Murray State University

Sponsor: All Occasions Formals

Briana Rubio, 18, Hopkinsville

Parents: Jennifer and Benito Rubio

School: Austin Peay State University

Sponsor: All Kleen Services

Morgan Breanna Siebert, 17, Manitou

Parents: Mike and Tina Siebert

School: Hopkins County Central High School

Sponsor: Siebert Chiropractic Center, Madisonville

Claudia Sweeney, 16, Hopkinsville

Parents: Sara and the late Ty Sweeney

School: Heritage Christian Academy

Sponsor: Creations by Tammy

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