Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Inspector fired after newspaper investigation

Todd County has fired its restaurant inspector after an investigation by the Kentucky New Era showed he had failed to make required inspections.

The Hopkinsville daily reported that county Health Director Leslie Daniels fired environmentalist Malcolm Rust for "insufficient performance" and because of an interview he gave the newspaper in which he said there was "too much work for one person." The newspaper's investigation showed that Rust had often failed to make required inspections. Several restaurants had gone 11 months without an inspection, which the law requires every six months.

Rust had worked for the county for 10 years, the New Era story by Julia Hunter said.

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