Judge-Executive Al Mattingly and the Daviess County Fiscal Court proclaimed March 1, 2019, Miss Kentucky Katie Bouchard Day. Bouchard is being recognized for her success as the state titleholder.
“I’m so thankful to have so much support from our community and to be recognized for all my hard work towards this dream,” she said. “This award is truly an honor. I am so thankful to get to bring the crown of Miss Kentucky back to Daviess County.”
The last time Miss Kentucky was from Daviess County was Cynthia Bostick in 1970.
“I’m so grateful for this award and knowing all my hard work and dedication finally paid off,” Bouchard said. “I love getting to travel the state and I proudly tell people I am from Daviess County. I love my home and I am honored with this recognition.”
Bouchard said becoming Miss Daviess County and Miss Kentucky have always been two of her biggest goals in life.
“Becoming Miss Daviess County was a steppingstone to the job of Miss Kentucky,” she said. “After winning Miss Daviess County at age 17, I began getting involved in our community — creating my personal platform, working closely with the Daviess County Lions Club and making connections which were full of opportunities.”
Bouchard said since Miss Kentucky is now her full-time job, she will be traveling the state fulfilling her duties as the spokesperson for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and won’t get to be in Daviess County for her special day. But her sister, Emily Haire, who is a doctor of physical therapy at Fyzical in Owensboro, and her staff, are going to wear crowns at work to celebrate Bouchard.
“I hate that I’m not going to be in Daviess County on Friday,” she said. “But I know my heart will be at home with all my family and friends who will definitely be celebrating.”