The Kentucky Rose of Tralee is in search of applicants for this year's competition that will be held March 22. Judges are looking for contestants who demonstrate inner beauty, character, confidence and charisma, reflecting the qualities of today's modern Irish-American woman.
Entrants must be between 18 and 27 years of age; be unmarried; be born in Ireland or be of Irish origin; never have previously been a Rose in the International Rose of Tralee Selection; and be available for regional final and international festival events. The deadline to apply is Feb. 28. The cost to enter is $100. For more information, go to Lexingtonceltic.org/kentuckyroseoftralee.html.