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Police: Family lived in filthy Boyle County home

JUNCTION CITY, Ky. (WKYT) - For the second time this week, police say they found children living in what they call a filthy house.

They say they made the discovery in Boyle County after arresting the children's mother, Tiffany Franklin, on an outstanding warrant.

A neighbor told WKYT her main concern is the well-being of three children who police say were living with their mother in a home with no running water or power.

When an officer went to do a welfare check at the home in Junction City, he says he found filthy conditions inside. The arrest citation describes animal feces on the floor, maggots in the refrigerator, trash and clothing spread around, and no running water or power. The officer said the kitchen was nearly bare except for a bag of cereal.

Police say Franklin had been living their with her three children, ages two to nine.

Franklin is charged with criminal abuse 2nd as well a drug paraphernalia charge.

Rosemary Bottoms lives next door. She said Franklin lived on her own with the three children and had tried to do what she could. Bottoms said she'd sometimes bring the children to her house to play.

Franklin declined to do an interview from jail.


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