Woman may lose blue ribbon over purchased piecrust


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A 67-year-old Louisville woman who brought home a blue ribbon for her buttermilk pie at this year's Kentucky State Fair may lose the prize after saying she used a store-bought crust.

Linda Horton said Friday she hasn't had any success in making her own crust, so she used one from the grocery.

The Courier-Journal, which first reported on the controversy, printed her recipe earlier this week. Some people who saw it asked Kentucky State Fair Culinary Superintendent Stephen Lee whether anything other than homemade crust was permissible.

Lee says he notified fair officials. He says if it's determined Horton used a store-bought crust, the win will be voided.

Horton says she has been contacted by a fair official and was told she would hear something in two weeks.

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