Some storms are possible during the morning and afternoon on Tuesday. Damaging winds and flooding will be the main threats. With an already soaked ground, expect strong winds to easily bring down some trees.
LEXINGTON, KY -- A UK graduate from Bowling Green will represent Kentucky in the Miss America pageant. Emily Cox, 22, won the Miss Kentucky 2008 contest in Lexington last night, reports the Lexington Herald-Leader in its Sunday edition.
Ms. Cox performed a piano selection, winning the overall talent contest against 31 other contestants, organizers said. Her platform issue is promoting self-esteem in adolescent girls, reports the Herald-Leader.
Cox won an $8,000 cash scholarship toward her graduate degree at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. She also received her undergraduate degree in biology from UK.
The first runner-up was Miss Heartland, Lindsey Sheckles, 23. The second runner-up was Sarah Billiter, 22, Miss Cumberland Falls, the newspaper reports.
More than $36,000 in cash scholarships were awarded to contestants in addition to numerous prizes and in-kind scholarships to various colleges and universities.
Cox will travel to Las Vegas for the Miss America Pageant, which will be held on Jan. 24, reports the Lexington Herald-Leader.
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