By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
The Miss Kentucky pageant is taking place this week, with Katie Himes of Harrison County competing to win the crown.
Himes said Thursday, July 12, and Friday, July 13, are the preliminary rounds and Saturday, July 14, is the finals.
Himes is competing as Miss Harlan County in the state preliminary Miss America pageant.
She said there are 31 contestants competing for the title of Miss Kentucky.
Himes said pageant contestants represent different titles from all around the state.