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Fair beauty pageants open to state

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By Linda Ireland

A new Miss LaRue County Fair will be selected Monday, July 25 as the 104th LaRue County begins in full swing.
However, the new queen may not be from LaRue County. The Fair Board, following the example of other county fairs, is opening the pageant to the state. As long as the contestant lives in Kentucky, she is eligible for the crown and to contend for a state title, according to Fair Board President Ann “Snookie” Morrison.
If a non-LaRue Countian is crowned, a local contender will be named “Miss LaRue County” as well.
“She just won’t go to the state pageant,” said Morrison.
The contest will have another change – there will be no casual wear competition. The entrants will be judged in bathing suit and formal wear.
The pageant begins at 8:30 p.m. and will be held in the Morrison building.
The other pageants held during the week will be open to the state as well.
The baby contests for children under age 3 will remain open to LaRue County residents only.
Applications for all pageants may be picked up at the LaRue County Extension Service office, LaRue County Chamber of Commerce or Action Hair Studio, 504 Kirkpatrick Ave., Hodgenville.
There are no practice times. For more information, call Ashley England at 270-763-7072 or the Fair office at 270-234-3313.
Times shown are correct. (Due to changes made by organizers, some pageants have incorrect starting times in the Fair book published July 6.)
The events are as follows:
• Miss LaRue County Fair, ages 16-21. The pageant is 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 25.  All contestants must be a resident of Kentucky.
• Miss Teen, ages 13-15. The pageant is 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 26.
• Miss Princess, ages 8-9. The pageant is 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28.
• Miss Pre-Teen, ages 10-12. The pageant is 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 30.
• Tiny Miss and Master, ages 3-4. The pageants begin at 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 27.
• Little Miss and Mister, ages 5-7. The pageants begin at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 28.
• Parent-Child Contest, for all ages. The pageant begins 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 30.