Kentucky officials investigating more Rainbow Child Care locations

TAYLOR MILL, Ky. -- Kentucky officials have opened three new investigations at three Rainbow Child Care locations.

The state has issued a "statement of deficiency" to Rainbow's Burlington Pike location in Florence, according to Susan Hayes, the director of the Division of Regulated Child Care. They must submit a plan of correction to the state by March 22, which must address what they plan to do, when they plan to do it and how they will ensure the deficiency never happens again.

The other two investigations are in preliminary stages, according to Hayes. Officials declined to provide any more information about those investigations.

The Burlington Pike location was one of six child care centers the state previously placed under sanction for incidents involving staff members roughly handling children.

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The state began investigating those Rainbow locations after a former employee at the Edgewood child care center was charged with third-degree criminal abuse in connection to an incident with a 14-month-old boy.

Since then, the state has lifted sanctions at two of the six locations. However, the Rainbow locations at Burlington Pike, Buttermilk, Freedom Park and Old Taylor Mill remained under sanction, according to state records.

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