RICHMOND (AP) - Three former caregivers at a Madison County home for mentally disabled adults have been indicted on misdemeanor abuse charges. The Kentucky Attorney General's Office announced the charges on Thursday, relating to allegations of abuse of a patient at Independent Opportunities in Richmond in September 2009. A grand... more »
Two caregivers at a Pulaski County have been charged in abuse case at a care facility in Somerset. Sean Brennan, 41, and Kacie Carlson, 25, both caregivers at Community Alternatives of Kentucky (CAKY) in Somerset have been charged with one count each of failure to report suspected abuse. The charges... more »
Attorney General Jack Conway announced Thursday that Hazard Nursing Home Inc. and its administrator, 61-year-old Sheila Noe of Hazard, were charged with failure to report suspected abuse. It is alleged that Noe, acting as the administrator and on behalf of the corporation, was made aware of the suspected sexual abuse... more »
A Lexington man accused of abusing his elderly mother was in court Monday morning, and more disturbing details came out about what police say they found inside the former teacher's home. Vernon Harris, 59, is charged with felony abuse after police say he did not care for his 84-year-old mother,... more »
He apparently got hopping mad over a child's game.
And it landed him in jail.
Police say Christopher Robison, 46, severely beat his 5-year-old son with a belt because the boy wasn't playing hopscotch to his satisfaction. The incident happened at their Boone County home on July 4.... more »
Northern Kentucky authorities say a man accused of getting his toddler stepdaughter drunk was earlier convicted of abusing her in another state. Raymond Jackson was charged with criminal abuse in Kenton County after his wife came home from work last month to find her 2-year-old daughter passed out. In court... more »
A Paducah woman and her boyfriend have been arrested after the woman’s son was admitted to a local hospital with bruising and other signs of abuse. Evelyn Arvin, 22, and Tyler Fultz, 22, were arrested Friday morning at Lourdes Hospital after both admitted abusing Arvin’s son. Police say The pair... more »
FRANKFORT (AP) - Lawmakers have given final passage to Amanda's Bill, a measure that would allow authorities to keep electronic tabs on some domestic abusers. House Speaker Greg Stumbo said he believes the legislation, which passed the House 100-0 Wednesday night, will save lives. Stumbo said the legislation, which cleared... more »
A Madison County couple accused of abusing their 3-year-old son will go to trial in February. 28-year-old Ryan Whitaker and 23-year-old Debbie Whitaker each face criminal abuse charges. Police say they kicked, hit and slapped their son several times over the last two years. The Richmond Register reports, a pretrial... more »