Jun 22, 2010 9:30 AM by Sharlee Barriere
MONROE, La. (AP) - The Miss Louisiana Pageant is under way in
The 29 Miss Louisiana contestants will spend the next few days
preparing for the pageant, with preliminaries beginning Thursday
evening and the finals set for Saturday night.
Miss Louisiana 2009 Katherine Putnam said Monday she is
disappointed her reign as Miss Louisiana is coming to an end.
Putnam was named third runner-up in the 2010 Miss America pageant
earlier this year.
The pageant has been in Monroe for almost