Hepatitis A scare keeps inmates out of court

PADUCAH — A group of McCracken County Jail inmates didn’t make it to court Thursday because of a hepatitis A scare.

The scare centered around an inmate who was taken to the jail Monday. The McCracken County Sheriff’s Department learned Thursday that inmate has hepatitis A.

As a precaution, that inmate and other who had been exposed did not go to court.

A judge rescheduled their court dates.

A hepatitis A outbreak is ongoing in Kentucky and other states.

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