This is beyond words. Saturday night I noticed my Facebook feed was starting to blow up with posts about the Miss Kentucky pageant in Lexington. It turns out a young lady from Hartford, my hometown, won the pageant!

23-year-old UK and Ohio County High School grad Ramsey Carpenter will represent the Commonwealth in the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, NJ on September 14 and of course, the pageant will be broadcast live on ABC. I learned this was Carpenter's fourth try at the state pageant and I guess the fourth time was the charm. Carpenter's talent is fiddle and I can attest, she can play it boys! Needless to say, she'll be bringing Bluegrass to the masses. Her platform is raising awareness of Multiple Sclerosis; she was diagnosed in 2010.