The bedbugs invade DeAnna Malone’s apartment every night. They creep through the vents in her bathroom. They crawl through the sockets on her wall and the cracks along the floor. They climb up her bed to feast. “They bite you, it feels like you’re on fire,” she said. Malone has lived with bedbugs at Dosker Manor for years. Her neighbors at the public housing complex say the whole place is infested.
Our investigation found that the Trixie Foundation’s owner has been enabled by Kentucky’s woefully weak animal protection laws, by lax worker-safety enforcement and by the unwillingness of public officials to demand that he provide better care for his dogs and cats.
The Kentucky Labor Cabinet has filed suit against the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting to prevent releasing details about employees accused of sexual harassment — the second state agency to sue KyCIR in the last month.
Employees have lodged 33 formal complaints of sexual harassment or assault since 2012. Most complaints ranged from inappropriate verbal comments and text messages to unwanted touching. (This story includes a description of sexual assault.)