According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 7,500 lives have been saved by the proper use of child restraints during the past 20 years. Yet, motor vehicle crashes still remain the number one killer of children ages 4 to 14 in America. The reason? Too often it is the improper use or non-use of child safety seats and booster seats.
LaRue County contestants in Monday night’s Miss LaRue County Fair pageant were from left, Logan Brooke Grant, 16; Kayla Brook Nunn, 16; Kayla Machelle Skaggs, 16; Kellie Louise Owen, 19; Whitney Nicole Heath, 15; Casi Daniella Bright, 21; Linda Comstock, 18; Sydney Rae Dobson, 17; Tara Nicole Warren, 20; Leeann Marie Carothers, 19; and Audrey-Anna Skaggs, 16.
Glen Rice, Family and Friends Musical Concert Series continues its sixth season at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12 at the Hardin County Performing Arts Center.
The concert, featuring former educator Rice, Ron Benningfield, Eddie Black, Eddie Glenn Williams, Rick Durham, Mike Ash and Camille Turner, will be held at John Hardin High School north of Elizabethtown.
The concert includes the Future Star series where local and regional entertainers, including MaryBeth Sanders, Gordon Thomas, MaKayla Richardson and Stephanie Metcalf, will have the chance to show off their musical skills.
Anthony and Stephanie Jensen of Magnolia are proud to announce the birth of a son, Anden Leo Wayne Jensen. Anden was born 2:28 a.m. July 16, 2011. He weighed 7 pounds 7 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.
Grandparents are Jerry and Kathy Evans of Magnolia and Steven and Shawn Filkins of Scottsville.
Great-grandparents are Pee Wee and Erma Evans, Richard and Shirley Chelf and Barbara Gerratt.
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.