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Veteran care facilities receive 5 star rating

Kentucky's long-term care veteran facilities receive 5 star ratings. 

Trooper helps elderly man visit wife in nursing home

Kentucky State Trooper Robert Purdy shared a story on Facebook Monday about an emotional experience another trooper had. 

Man found competent to stand trial in roommate’s death

A Kentucky man accused of killing his roommate at an assisted living facility has been found competent to stand trial.

Nurse accused of stealing pain medication

A nurse, Polly Campbell, is accused of stealing medications and belongings from patients at a nursing home in Anderson County.
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Justices side with Kentucky nursing home in arbitration case

The Supreme Court says a Kentucky nursing home can require the families of two former residents to pursue claims against the home outside of court.
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House passes bill to back VA nursing home in Bowling Green

The Kentucky House has offered a boost for efforts to build a veterans nursing home in Bowling Green by passing a bill to authorize $10.5 million in bonds for the project.
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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.

Veterans nursing home to celebrate 25 years

A nursing care facility for veterans in central Kentucky is nearing its 25th anniversary and the state is planning a celebration.
Veterans Day

Cemeteries, nursing homes hold ceremonies honoring veterans

Kentucky officials say that state cemeteries and nursing homes dedicated to veterans will hold Memorial Day ceremonies to honor military members who have died.

Mental evaluation ordered for nursing home slaying suspect

Robert Reynolds, is accused of stabbing 71-year-old Gary Glueck with an ink pen, then chocking him to death with a lamp cord after the two argued last week.

Nursing home resident, 35, charged in older resident’s death

A 35-year-old Kentucky nursing home resident has been charged with killing a 71-year-old resident of the facility.
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Beshear orders national background checks for nursing homes

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has ordered nursing homes and other health care providers to run national background checks on all new employees or risk losing their license to operate in the state.
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Fayette County Sheriff activates Winter Care Program

The Office of Fayette County Sheriff activated its Winter Care Program Thursday. The office transports hospital and nursing home employees, delivers prescription medications, takes people to shelters and hands out winter coats, hats and gloves to those in need.
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3 indicted for abuse at Ky. nursing home

A grand jury has indicted three former workers at a nursing home on charges of abuse and neglect of patients at the facility.

Employee Accused Of Setting Fire In Locked Alzheimer’s Unit Of Nursing Home

The Carlisle Fire Chief said an employee at Johnson Mathers Health Care intentionally set a fire in a locked Alzheimer's unit, but then put the fire out before there was much damage or any injuries to appear to be the "hero."
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Meth Lab Bust Across From Nursing Home In Madison County

The Madison County Sheriff's Office said investigators found two large active one-step meth labs in a home across from a nursing home in Berea.

Golden Alert Issued In Pendleton County

A Golden Alert has been issued by the Butler Police Department for Stanley R. Rice, 58, who reportedly walked away from a nursing home Tuesday afternoon.

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