Jessamine Co. parents accused of leaving toddlers home alone


NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Nicholasville couple was taken into custody Wednesday after police say their young children were found home alone.

Nicholasville Police says officers responded to 109 Wichita Drive Wednesday after someone called about children crying in an apartment.

- Advertisement -

Officers got into the apartment and say they found a 1-year-old and 2-year-old inside with no adult around.

Police say the children’s father, Quamaine Garth, eventually returned to the apartment and told officers he had taken the children’s mother to work.

Police arrested Garth and the children’s mother, Rachel Lush, and charged them with criminal abuse.

The children were turned over to family members by Child Protective Services, according to police.