Former Princesses

Each year, area high schools are invited to send a princess representative to The Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival. The candidates are introduced at the official opening of the festival, are treated to a reception and dinner, and then vie for the crown at the Friday evening coronation help at Pineville High School gymnasium. It has become one of the highlights of the festival.

KMLF Former Princesses
1950 Marty Blair Barbourville High School
1951 Barbara Vermillion Barbourville High School
1952 Joan Asher Pineville High School
1953 Nell Holtzclaw Somerset High School
1954 Judy Ruffner Somerset High School
1955 Patricia Dobos Cumberland High School
1956 Shirley Hensley Wallins High School
1957 Fleda Joe Thompson Loyall High School
1958 Jane Earl Wilson Pineville High School
1959 Ann Davis Hazard High School
1960 Sally Morgan Pineville High School
1961 Laurabelle Barr London High School
1962 Kathy Brock Harlan High School
1963 Kay Parks Loyall High School
1964 Darlene Hammonds Corbin High School
1965 Dianne Jones Loyall High School
1966 Cynthia Blakely Somerset High School
1967 Darlys Rowland Pineville High School
1968 Nora Chitwood Cawood High School
1969 Lawana Miracle Cawood High School
1970 Kay Weddle Bell County High School
1971 Debbie Brock Somerset High School
1972 Jane Durham Pineville High School
1973 Mary Elizabeth Combs Pineville High School
1974 Jenny Henson Somerset High School
1975 Charlissa Gambrel Whitley County High School
1976 Martha Combs Pineville High School
1977 Lindi Veto Somerset High School
1978 Melinda Parsons Harlan High School
1979 Ann Combs Pineville High School
1980 Anna Burnett Bell County High School
1981 Tonya Spurlock Harlan High School
1982 Celestine Tinsley Middlesboro High School
1983 Penny Newton Somerset High School
1984 Melinda Jane Smith Somerset High School
1985 Lisa Farris Pineville High School
1986 Donna Parsons Harlan High School
1987 Amy Redmond Pineville High School
1988 Heather Brooke Wilder Cumberland High School
1989 Alecia Renee Gilliam Cumberland High School
1990 Michelle Lee Forester Harlan High School
1991 Allison Denise Cole Middlesboro High School
1992 Leah Payne Harlan High School
1993 Andrea DeAnn Cole Middlesboro High School
1994 Holly Erin Humble Somerset High School
1995 Janet Lynn Coker Whitley County High School
1996 Marsha Posey North Laurel High School
1997 Amanda Sarah Moore North Laurel High School
1998 Charity Collett Pineville High School
1999 April Gibson Bell County High School
2000 Jessica Howard Bell County High School
2001 Rachel Whitney Hungerbuhler Corbin High School
2002 Kerri Katelyn Mitchell Knox Central High School
2003 Elizabeth LeeAnn Combs Pineville High School
2004 Marie-Josee Page North Laurel High School
2005 Rebecca Caroline Combs Pineville High School
2006 Rebecca Clair Woolum Pineville High School
2007 Jo Beth Engle Barbourville High School
2008 Whitney Laurel Mills Knox Central High School
2009 Margaret Katie McKenzie Alexander Hazard High School
2010 Brittany Bayless Bell County High School
2011 Carrie “Allison” Adelle Norris Pulaski County High School
2012 Brooklyhn Jhade Woods Harlan County High School
2013 Taylor Blake Grisby Middlesboro High School
2014 Kaitlyn Allison Bledsoe Harlan High School
2015 Anna Katherine Bingham Corbin High School
2016 Savannah Lee Slusher Middlesboro High School
2017 Abigail Ann McCowan South Laurel High School

 

Donations

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