A woman is under arrest for neglecting a developmentally disabled patient in her care.
Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway's office says 24-year-old Danielle West, of Science Hill, Kentucky was arrested at her home Friday morning.
West worked as a caretaker for London-based Independent Opportunities, which oversees small group homes where people needing individualized medical attention live. West is accused of pouring breathing treatment medication, which was intended for a patient suffering from COPD, down a sink rather than administering it to the patient.
Another Independent Opportunities employee noticed West's actions and notified company officials who conducted an internal investigation and contacted law enforcement.
Kentucky's Agriculture Commissioner says Bowling Green’s new traveling farmer’s market is a concept he hopes will catch on statewide.
Starting next spring, a retro-fitted bus will travel to areas where the low-income have limited access to fresh fruits and vegetables. The mobile market will also accept forms ofgovernment assistance.
Commissioner James Comer checked out the market this week during a stop in Bowling Green.
“Low income and elderly people have issues finding fresh food," said Comer. "There are food deserts all across Kentucky in both cities and rural communities, and a food desert by definition is a place where you have to travel a long distance to get fresh produce.”
Comer said having more mobile farmer’s markets might be a step toward reversing some of the state’s chronic health problems.
Police are searching for a man who tried to sell a large quantity of a famous bourbon to a Hardin County liquor store. The man—who was caught on surveillance tape—is wanted in questioning over a recent heist of Pappy Van Winkle bourbon.
Police in Franklin County started investigating last week when 65 cases of Pappy Van Winkle bourbon and nine cases of rye turned up missing at the Buffalo Trace Distillery, where the whiskey is bottled and aged. Pappy Van Winkle is routinely one of the most expensive whiskeys in the world, having gaining a cult-like status largely because there’s so little of it to go around each year.
The Courier-Journal reports that Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton said the man who tried to sell the Pappy Van Winkle to the Hardin County liquor store appeared to be between the ages of 50 and 60, and was wearing what looked like a Bardstown High School pullover. Melton described the man as a “person of interest” and said authorities believe he drove a late model Ford F-150 that appeared to be green with a tan trim.
You can find a link to the surveillance video here.