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Low-income subsidy for wireless phones to end

The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) will be making some changes to the state program that provides assistance to low-income telephone customers.

Deputies: Frankfort woman charged with neglecting her mother

The daughter of an elderly woman found laying in animal feces was charged with neglect on Tuesday, according to officials.

Franklin Co. Sheriff’s Office investigating possible neglect after woman found living in filth

An investigation has started after the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says an elderly woman was found living in filthy conditions.

What’s Going Around – Falls & the Elderly

ABC 36's Doc-On-Call, physician Ryan Stanton talks about an emergency room situation that's common all year, but especially during the winter months, when snow and icy conditions are more common: senior citizens suffering falls.

LPD: Suspects Kick In Door, Take Cash from Couple

Police are looking for two men they say kicked in the door of a home early Thursday morning and robbed an elderly couple at knifepoint.
John Cramer

Months After Elderly Woman Robbed at Knifepoint, Suspect Arrested

A man has been arrested after police say he robbed an elderly woman at knifepoint back in October.

What’s Going Around – Falls & The Elderly

Dr. Ryan Stanton talks about the dangers of falls to the elderly, and has tips for preventing them.

Man guilty in insulin death of elderly nursing home patient

A former medical technician accused of giving a nursing home patient an overdose of insulin has pleaded guilty to murder.

What’s Going Around – Pneumonia Dangers and the Elderly

ABC 36's Lauren Gawthrop and our Doc-On-Call, physician Ryan Stanton, talk about pneumonia, and the dangers it poses for the elderly in this week's "What's Going Around."
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SCAM ALERT: Pulaski Co. Sheriff warns of blacktopping scam

The Pulaski Co. Sheriff is warning homeowners in the area that an investigation has begun into a blacktopping scam in the area.

Attorney General alerts Kentuckians of scam artists impersonating law enforcement

Kentucky's newest Attorney General Andy Beshear says the number of scam artists claiming to be sheriff's deputies is on the rise and would like to raise awareness on the issue.

UPDATE: Cassidy Twins Answer To New Sex Abuse Charges

Elderly twin brothers in Lexington, who are charged with sexually abusing young boys dating back decades, answered to a new set of charges following their recent indictment.

Surveys for a More Livable Lexington

Lexington seniors have a chance to tell the city how to make the place they live more livable.
Glenda and Darrel Noel

Coroner: Elderly Mercer Co. Couple Die in Apparent Murder-Suicide

The Mercer County Coroner has confirmed that an elderly couple were found dead in their home Sunday night following an apparent murder-suicide.
Jack Cassidy

Elderly Twins Accused Of Sex Crimes Will Go Before Grand Jury

After Jack and Jerry Cassidy, 76, went before Judge Thorton on Thursday, the next step will be before a grand jury.
Jack Cassidy

Police: More Alleged Abuse Victims Coming Forward in Twin Brothers Case

Lexington Police are reporting more tips and information are coming in about brothers Jack and Jerry Cassidy since their arrests last week.
Travis Asher

Man, Originally Accused of Rape, Indicted on Burglary Charge

A Clark County man who allegedly tried to rape a woman in her 70s was indicted Friday on a lesser charge of burglary.
Jack Cassidy

Police: Twin Brothers In Lexington Suspected Of Sexually Abusing Boys

Two brothers, both 78, are being charged with possessing child pornography. And investigators said that they had found extensive evidence suggesting that the twins had sexually abused several boys.

Ceremonial Bill Signing For Kentucky’s New Caregiver Misconduct Registry

There was a ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 98 on Monday, which established Kentucky's Caregiver Misconduct Registry. The registry is designed to better protect Kentucky's senior citizens from abuse and neglect.

Advocates Say Crimes Against Elderly Trending Up

Advocates for the safety of elderly people say crimes against them are trending up nationally.

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