Ralston earns 2022 Snow Queen title

Published 5:48 pm Wednesday, December 7, 2022

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STANFORD – Following the “Christmas in Kentucky” parade in downtown Stanford, a crowd flocked to the Lincoln County Courthouse Steps to watch the Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce crown a new Snow Queen.

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Chloe Ralston, 19, was crowned the 2022 Snow Queen. She was deemed the top candidate out of a field of 45 ladies vying for the crown – the largest number of entries to date. Contestants were judged on their personal appearance, interview and poise.

Ralston, the daughter of Haley and Steve Ralston of Stanford and a senior at Lincoln County High School (LCHS), was sponsored by the LCHS Boys Basketball team and escorted by Trevor Bennett.

First runner-up in the contest was Gracie Gay, 16, daughter of Daniel and Amanda Gay. Her sponsor was the LCHS Volleyball Team and her escort was Carson Greer, son of Alex and Kristin Greer.

Katie Beth Smith, 17, sponsored by Morgan’s on Main, was named the second-runner up in the Snow Queen contest. Smith, the daughter of Hank and Laura Smith of Stanford, was escorted by Jack Bruner, son of John and Beth Bruner of Science Hill.

Third runner-up was Bae Bae Smith, 17, daughter of Kenny and Tammy Smith of Stanford. Smith was sponsored by Kenny’s Pulling Parts & Machine.

Dani Story, 16, sponsored by the LCHS Future Business Leaders of America, was fourth runner-up. Story, the daughter of Dan and Stacy Story of Stanford, was escorted by Connor Sparr, son of Jordan and Ashley Sparr of Stanford.

There were five honorable mentions this year, including:

• Alayna Bodner, 16, sponsored by Bates, Miller & Sims, daughter of Ashley and Berek Bodner and escorted by Keaton Pendleton, son of Alissa and Phil Pendleton;

• Lindsay Jade Bryant, 15, sponsored by Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy, daughter of Mark and Kelley Bryant and escorted by Tanner Ramsey, son of Andy and Kim Powell;

• Isabelle Roach, 17, sponsored by LCHS Counselors, daughter of Brittney Broom and escorted by Timothy Baker, son of Luci and Jason Smith.

• Kaitlyn Yocum, 15, sponsored by and daughter of Keith and Becky Yocum and escorted by Gavin Douglas, son of Dennis and Tina Douglas; and

• Kalyn Peek, 16, sponsored by LCHS First Priority, daughter of Kathy and John Peek and escorted by Toby Sallee, son of Lindsey Lawson and Brian Sallee.

The remaining Snow Queen candidates, their sponsors and escorts were: Jacy Tackett, daughter of Joe and Ashley Tackett, Green River Pentecostal Church, and Bo Wallin, son of Michael and Rachel Wallin; Katelynn Coffman, daughter of Sandy and Donald Coffman, Donna Howard, and Preston Miller, son of Amanda Miller; Alexis Slone, daughter of Alisha and Jimbo Russell/Mark Slone, EKU Upward Bound, and Eli Slone (brother), son of Alisha and Jimbo Russell/Mark Slone; Carlee Weaver, daughter of Coby and Jamie Jenkins/Terry Weaver, sponsored by parents, and Reed Curlis, son of Brandon and Sandra Curlis; Shelby Wilson, daughter of Roger and Dana Wilson, LCHS Lady Pats Varsity Golf, and Michael Goodin, son of Kristie Phillippe and Michael Goodin; Emma Hazlett, daughter of Jamie Ramey and Billy Hazlett, Bob Allen Motor Mall, and Tate Curlis, son of Brandon and Sandra Curlis; Kennedy Stamper, daughter of Aaron and Jennifer Stamper, First Southern National Bank, and Micah Phillips, son of Shannon Adams and John Phillips; Makayla Greer, daughter of Mike and Patty Greer, and Blake Whittemore, son of Nicole Hurst and Eddie Whittemore; Triniti Gonzalez, daughter of Irene and Juan Gonzalez, Educators Rising, and Seth Reynolds, son of Amanda Reynolds; Shelby Napier, daughter of Christina Krueger and Daniel Napier, CiCi Ward (LCHS Bowling Team), and Cody Gilbert, son of Teresa Marshall; Macey Rice, daughter of and sponsored by Charlie and Lori Rice, and Landon Day, son of Matt and Olivia Day; Maggie Day, daughter of Stephen and Valerie Day; Molly Viands, daughter of Misti Brown-Moberly and Jeromy Viands, Win Smith Racing, and Steven Burkhart, son of Steve and Jenny Burkhart; Anna Hurt, daughter of Jason and Brandy Hurt, Bluegrass Drug Store, and Jackson Kirkpatrick, son of Kevin and Tiffany Kirkpatrick; Ava Moberly, daughter of Bryan Moberly, LCHS softball, and Mason Sulla, son of Phillips Sulla; Lyndsey Ross, daughter of Glen and Hope Ross, All Goode Racing, and Leevi Warren, son of Mike and Amber Reynolds; Kenley Toler, daughter of Kendra Hinds and Spenser Toler, Ruckels Restaurant, and Jayden Coleman, son of Boyd and Farrah Coleman; Mckenzie Shelton, daughter of Stephanie and Jerry Shelton, Shelton’s Electric, and Maddox Hawkins, son of Laura Williams; Zoe Smith, daughter of Amy and Jason Smith, Caudill Woodworking, and Tristan Tyner, son of Tecoa Rose; Talyn Taylor, daughter of Tim and Dana Taylor, Central Ky Diagnostic Center, and Brycen Mullins, son of Joey and Christy Mullins; Brooklyn Godbey, daughter of Stephanie Carver and Nick Godbey, and Braedon Welch, son of Stephanie Mullins and Jim Welch; Alyvia Taylor, daughter of Keishia Taylor, LCHS Cheer, and Zavon Allen, son of Jane Henrickson; Emmie Releford, daughter of Tamara Releford and the late Jamie Releford, LC Girls Basketball, and Braxton Cooper, son of Amy and Joey Cooper; Payton Byrd, daughter of Zonda Lawson and Eddie Byrd, and Bryson Young, son of Greg and Shauna Young; Ellyann Sims, daughter of Dave and Kristy Sims, Parties by K, and Tipton Sims, son of Dave and Kristy Sims; Kathryn Brewer, daughter of Connie Brewer and James Cheatham, Pingleton Lawn Care, and Nathan Ellison; Summer Naylor, daughter of Jennifer Rice, and Michael Kessinger, son of Angela Gibbs; Cayley Thornsberry, daughter of Beverly and Heath Thornsberry, and Brock Parsons, son of Afton Parsons and Mike Harrison; Maecey Carrier, daughter of James and Amy Carrier, LCHS Student Council, and Riley Carrier, son of Amy Carrier; Joshlyn Cox, daughter of Craig and Trena Carrier, and Devin Morgan, son of Tammy and Gary Morgan; Hallie Stafford, daughter of William and Suzie Stafford, Lincoln County Girls Soccer, and Jamie Bryant, son of Crystal Frederick; Gentry Osbourn, daughter of Tiah and Eric Osbourn, National FFA Organization, and Connor Berry, son of Joe and Bethany Berry; Jaelynn Underwood, daughter of Zach and Amanda Underwood, and Brody Burton, son of Dan and Christina Burton; and Kinslee Bustle, Minds Matter, and Kaiden Smith, son of Debbie Dortch.