Ramsey Carpenter took the crown over the weekend in Lexington and will compete in the Miss America Pageant in September. The 23 year old Hartford native is a University of Kentucky graduate. Her platform as Miss Kentucky is raising awareness of multiple sclerosis, which she was diagnosed with in 2010.
Carpenter competed against 32 other hopefuls Saturday night at the Singletary Center for the Arts at UK.
She'll head to the Miss America Pageant with her fiddle and renditions of bluegrass classics like "Orange Blossom Special", which she played in the talent competition.