LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Miss Jefferson County Katie Bouchard has been named Miss Kentucky 2018.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the 22-year-old Owensboro resident was crowned Saturday night at the Singletary Center for the Arts in Lexington.

It was Bouchard's third time competing in the pageant. She is studying social work at Western Kentucky University.

Miss Lexington Alex Francke was named first runner-up and Miss Bowling Green Caroline Ford was second runner-up.

Bouchard will represent Kentucky in the Miss America Pageant Sept. 9 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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