Gibson crowned Miss LaRue County Fair

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By Linda Ireland

Patricia Ann Gibson, the 17-year-old daughter of Roger and Melanie Wells of Hodgenville, was crowned Miss LaRue County Fair Monday, after an evening of torrential rain, thunder claps and mud.


She was named also “Most Photogenic.”

Gibson – and 14 other contestants – were transported by trucks from one side of the LaRue County Fairgrounds to the Morrison building. Volunteers held umbrellas as they entered buildings to keep them dry.

First runner-up was Erin Elizabeth Jaggers, 15, of Greensburg; second runner-up was Whitney Nicole Heath, 17, of Magnolia; and Miss Congeniality was Danielle Brockman, 21, of Versailles.

The fair continues through Saturday night with more pageants and events. But there have been some changes due to the weather, according to LaRue County Fair Board Vice President Ann “Snookie” Morrison. Tuesday’s Kids Day was canceled; and the tractor pull has been rescheduled for Aug. 10.

Today (Wednesday) is The LaRue County Herald News’ Night. All staff will be present at the fair and a $1 off admission coupon is available in today’s paper.

Wednesday’s go-kart races will be at the back of the fairgrounds at the old horse ring.

The mud run is Friday, June 21.

The demolition derby and mud bogg will be Saturday, June 22.

A spaghetti-eating contest will be at 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 21, in front of the Pizza Zone booth. Pizza Zone owner Beth Keith said there is no entry fee. Sign up by calling Pizza Zone at 325-2252 or at the fair. It’s limited to the first 10 entries. First place will be awarded.

Beauty pageants will be held in the Morrison building; baby contests will be in the air-conditioned Phelps building.

The Gospel Showcase is at 7 p.m. Friday, June 21; ATV and dirt bike events are on Thursday, June 20; and the lawn and garden tractor pull and ATV and mini pull are on Friday, June 21.

Check the fair’s website www.laruecofair.com for updates.