Health Department Returns To Andover Hills

The Fayette County Health Department is back in a Lexington neighborhood today, where a rat infested home is the center of attention.

Neighbors in the Andover Hills Area are concerned the rats will spread to their homes.

Representatives from the Health Department are back in the Andover Hills neighborhood armed with these fliers, trying to educate neighbors.

Dozens of Health Department employees are scouring the neighborhood surrounding Glenn Abbey Circle, checking to see if rats have started new nests near homes.

They're carrying small packets of rat poison that they're offering to neighbors.

This effort comes after a home on Glenn Abbey Circle was condemned.

Investigators say trash piled up inside for quite a while, causing rats to make themselves at home.

Health officials say in order to keep the rats from migrating, they will have to kill them before the trash is removed from inside.

Pamphlets distributed by the Health department advise neighbors to dispose of trash in thick plastic bags, and keep all pet food in metal containers with tight-fitting lids.

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  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Nov 6, 2007 at 07:37 AM
    Is this real, or just a "Ratatouille" promo? :)
  • by johnny Location: evarts on Nov 6, 2007 at 04:21 AM
    why dont they let this rat story go away and report on some good news maby like some one gave ther heart to god or helped some elder person
  • by Anonymous on Nov 5, 2007 at 05:30 PM
    This just goes to show mental illness is not limited to poor people. If I remember correctly, this woman began her downward sprial after the death of this woman. Where were her neighbors then?
  • by Mom Location: KY on Nov 5, 2007 at 12:02 PM
    Enough is enough! Why don't they just drop it until they can report something good has happened to this poor woman. It's no wonder mental illness has such a stigma attached to it. Almost all families at some point have to deal with the mental illness of family members.
  • by earl Location: east ky on Nov 4, 2007 at 05:31 AM
    why dont they just fumigate the house and kill the rats?
  • by diana Location: Lexington on Nov 4, 2007 at 12:50 AM
    The owner of "rat house" is in Lexington. She is a nice lady that needs some help.
  • by Brandon Location: Lexington on Nov 3, 2007 at 09:09 PM
    I think it is a little ridiculous people are making this into such a big deal. Granted, the house should've been cleaned, but we obviously don't know their situation or what has caused this. Obviously, the media is bored and has too much time on their hands for this to be one of their headline stories.
  • by Anonymous Location: Lexington on Nov 3, 2007 at 06:44 PM
    I know this family and they are very nice. Sharon is a very considerate person and is a good friend. They are good people and don't pretend they are better than anyone else - in other words they are not snobs.
  • by Marilyn Location: Lexington on Nov 3, 2007 at 08:26 AM
    Why does WKYT continue to cover this rat infestation as a major story? No wonder there are so many curiosity seekers in Andover Hills.
  • by Bruce Waine Location: Gothom City on Nov 3, 2007 at 02:48 AM
    To the rat cave Robin
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