COLD SPRING, Ky. (AP) - Four employees at a facility for at-risk boys in northern Kentucky are seeking protection under the Kentucky Whistleblowers Statute for reporting problems of neglect to authorities, prompting a state investigation.
An attorney for the four employees told The Kentucky Enquirer that the investigation confirmed their complaints that there was improper dispensing of psychotropic medications, use of excessive force and general neglect of the children's basic needs at the Campbell Lodge Boys' Home in Cold Spring.
The 78-acre facility overlooking the Ohio River now sits empty after the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services removed all of the children who receive some kind of state assistance.
Attorney Margo Grubbs said her clients had gone to the facility's administration, but their concerns were minimized,
dismissed or ignored.
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