The order states that any contractor or anyone else that specializes in home or commercial repair, service or reconstruction will have to be registered with Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway’s Office and its Consumer Protection Division within 90 days.
Humphries urged all Trigg County citizens to only do reconstruction and repair business with those contractors whose applications for registration have been approved by the attorney general’s office. Anyone who uses a contractor that isn’t registered with the attorney general’s office will be responsible if they are defrauded, Humphries added.
“This is, in no way, trying to be a deterrent for local contractors or any other contractors for that matter, for doing work in Trigg County,” Humphries said, adding that there is still much work to do to repair the damage.
There have been some cases of fraud in the county, said Humphries, who said that both Trigg County Sheriff’s Department and Cadiz Police Department officials agree that the registration should be enacted immediately.
Humphries also stated that the registration order is a “liability issue” for the county, which must take such action.
Contractors that are approved will have a signed contractor registration form from the county, and the form should be on all contractors’ trucks and should be immediately available if a customer requests it, Humphries said.
(For the rest of the story, check out this week's edition of the Cadiz Record.)