The 2018 Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival

Published 4:00 pm Tuesday, May 29, 2018

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A shot of the recently crowned KMLF 2018 Queen, Gabrielle Chandler Plyes.

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Plyes is stunned after it was announced that she was named the 2018 KMLF Queen during the coronation ceremony.

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Not even the Caped Crusader was able to stay away from the festival this past weekend.

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The Middlesboro JROTC in formation during Saturday’s parade.

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Just one of the various activities featured at the 2018 Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival.

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Last year’s reigning queen of the KMLF and her escort appeared in the annual parade on Saturday morning.

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In the downtown square of Pineville, surrounded by the mountains, the communty enjoys the Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival.

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Gabrielle Chandler Plyes makes her way to the stage to receive her crown after being named queen.

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A Disney-themed float makes its way through Pineville during Saturday’s parade.