On July 1, 2017, Molly Matney, Miss Mammoth Cave Area, was crowned Miss Kentucky 2017. Molly is the daughter of Rhonda and Avery Matney and hails from Center in Metcalfe County. She is a 20 year-old Senior at Western Kentucky University majoring in Agriculture.
Growing up on a beef cattle farm in rural Kentucky, Molly was given a passion for agriculture at an early age. Molly's platform issue is "Farm Fit" a program that encourages consumers to develop their bodies to be stronger and healthier by purchasing and consuming products found in their local farmers markets. Speaking to children about where their food comes from is her passion! Molly wants to inspire others to live a lifestyle that is unbelievably full, healthy, and wholesome.