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DYLAN GENTRY: Adair floral hall tops 100 entries

Dylan Gentry - Dr. Eli Capilouto
President of the University of Kentucky, Dr. Eli Capilouto, visited the Adair County Extension Office during Floral Hall day and thanks Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent, Dylan Gentry, for the time and community involvement.
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This year’s open floral hall boasted 105 carefully crafted or grown entries from 16 talented community members.

Entries ranged from canned jellies, hand-sewn aprons, and a cucumber as large as your arm. The President of the University of Kentucky, Dr. Eli Capilouto, stopped by on Wednesday to view our outstanding entries. While President Capilouto was here, he spoke to Floral Hall volunteers, and the top winner was Sandra Cundiff (earning $72), followed by Donna Tucker (earning $61), and in third place was Betty Knifley (who earned $32).

We would like to thank the Adair County Fair Board for their donation of prize money. The amount of money each participant received was calculated using a points system — the higher the placing of an entry in each class the more points received. A complete list of winners is below.

#Participant NamePoints Earned
1Sandra Cundiff61
2Donna Tucker53
3Betty Knifley27
4Shirley Reliford19
5Diane Campbell17
6Wendy Burt16
7Joy Arnold15
8Stephanie Archey10
9Sharon Harris8
10Pam Hoots6
11Wanda Roots5
12Emily Keltner4
13Mary Williams3
14Bob Burt3
15Heather Burkett3
16Mary Knight2
Dylan Gentry, Adair County FCS Agent, speaks to the 20 Floral Hall Volunteers during orientation.
Adair County Homemaker President, Sharon Harris, checks-in Floral Hall entries into this year’s competition.
This year’s Floral Hall had 105 entries from 16 different contestants.

Apps for coupons & grocery lists

Learn how you can save time and money using grocery apps with UK Cooperative Extension on Tuesday, Aug. 16 at noon CST. Beyond digital coupons, grocery apps also can help with lists and meal planning, comparison shopping, store loyalty, and rebates.

For more information about managing your money, call the Adair County Extension Office at 270-384-2317.

Beware of flood clean-up scams

The storms that brought heavy rainfall and flooding in eastern Kentucky have left behind a multitude of problems for homeowners, leaving consumers in need of everything from water removal to tree removal. As you begin the process of clean-up and repair, protect yourself from unethical repair people.

• Find out about the people with whom you are dealing. Are they licensed by the state?  Ask for proof of liability insurance. If a company doesn’t have it, you could be sued by someone getting hurt as a result of the repair work or by a neighbor if their property is damaged from construction work. Also make sure the contractor carries workers’ compensation coverage in case a worker is injured on job.

• Check unknown companies out with the Better Business Bureau (Louisville/Western Kentucky, 1-502-583-6546; Central/Eastern Kentucky, 1-800-866-6668) or call the Consumer Protection Division at 1-888-432-9257 to see if information is available about the company.

• Have a written and signed contract before any work begins. The contract should clearly spell out all details of the work to be completed and include a beginning and ending date for the job. 

• Never pay for work before it has been completed. Do not give workers money to buy supplies unless you know them personally. If supplies are needed ahead of time, purchase them yourself; otherwise the supplier can put a lien on property if the contractor does not pay.

• Be sure you have the physical address and phone number of the contractor. If you need to call to cancel the job, it is a good idea to follow up with a certified letter sent with a return receipt request.

For more information about how to protect yourself from unscrupulous business operators, contact the Adair County Cooperative Extension Service at 270-384-2317.

Source: Robert Flashman, State Specialist, Family Resource Management

Educational programs of Kentucky Cooperative Extension serve all people regardless of economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, age, veteran status, or physical or mental disability.

This post is brought to you as part of our Adair Drug Tuesday.

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