- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Federal officials are investigating a Louisville nonprofit that trained troubled youths for entry-level jobs in the horse industry.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports (https://bit.ly/2ae9vEN) the state terminated its contract with the Bluegrass Training and Therapy Center last year pending “ongoing investigation actions,” according to state justice records.

The center operates a farm in Jefferson County where it works with teenagers committed to the custody of the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice. Some of the services are paid with federal grants.

A U.S. attorney spokeswoman in Louisville confirmed the investigation and said no criminal charges have been filed.

Jay Wilkinson, who helped found the center in 2011, said Tuesday the center has done nothing wrong and said all bank records will be turned over to investigators.


Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, https://www.kentucky.com

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