Hopkinsville, KY – The Todd County Public Health Director has fired a health inspector for not performing his duties. Senior Environmentalist Malcom Rust was put on administrative leave September 29. However, after an October 8th meeting, Public Health Director Leslie Daniels terminated Rust's employment. In a letter posted on the Kentucky New Era website, Rust's failures include not performing inspections, not issuing proper permits, and violating department authority. The department has assigned another inspector to complete Rust's duties.
Louisville, KY – An accidental shooting victim is still in critical condition after the incident Saturday. Ten-year-old Kyler Mathis and two other children were target shooting when a rifle accidentally discharged and struck Mathis once in the head. He was transported to Western Baptist Hospital and then airlifted to Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville. The McCracken County Sheriff's Department says as of last night Mathis was still listed as critical.
Paducah, KY – Paducah's building inspector says there is evidence people may be living in the Executive Inn. Joel Scarbrough recently evaluated the vacant hotel and sent five safety and building code violations to owner Bhupinder Singh on Friday. Broken glass and fallen debris are among some of the cited hazards. The Paducah Sun reports Singh could face $500-per-day fines if the violations are not soon corrected. He has three days to contact city officials after he receives the warning via certified mail.