Judge gives state control of rest home

FRANKFORT, KY (AP) - A judge in Frankfort has given the commonwealth control of a troubled eastern Kentucky rest home where a resident wandered away and was later found frozen to death.

Letcher County Circuit court Judge Samuel Wright granted a temporary restraining order on Thursday and appointed a receiver for the Golden Years Rest Home, according to reports in the Lexington Herald-Leader and The Courier-Journal.

The court noted in granting the order that the home was unable to account for a large amount of residents' personal funds and noted the operation of Golden Years is hazardous to the safety of its residents.

The court order came in response to a lawsuit filed Thursday against the home by Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway. A hearing was scheduled for June 23.

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