Tiny role models

Published 10:18 am Thursday, September 28, 2017

Karson Everett Emmons and Kinley Marie Tompkins, Little Mister & Miss Kentucky 2017, led the Pledge of Allegiance Monday at the beginning of the Danville City Commission meeting. Emmons and Tompkins attend Toliver Elementary School in Danville. They won the titles of Little Mister Danville-Boyle County and Little Miss Danville-Boyle County at the Boyle County Fair, before going on to compete at the state fair and win the state-level titles.

The two are the first winners of the state titles from Boyle County since the pageant began in 1982, according to a proclamation read by Mayor Mike Perros during the meeting.

“Karson and Kinley will represent the City of Danville and Boyle County throughout the state at different events during 2017-2018 and are role models for the youth of Danville-Boyle County,” the proclamation¬†reads.

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After leading the pledge, Emmons and Tompkins received honorary “keys to the city” and plaques of the city commission’s proclamation.

Photos by Ben Kleppinger

Danville city commissioners J.H. Atkins, left, and Denise Terry, second from right, help Emmons and Tompkins to stand on the commission’s desk in front of the audience as Mayor Mike Perros, right, watches.