Politics & Government

Bed bug found in state health building, but officials say there's no infestation

FRANKFORT — One bed bug was found and quickly put to rest, but state officials said there is no bed bug infestation in the large state building that houses the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

Jill Midkiff, a spokeswoman for the cabinet, said Monday that the building at 275 East Main Street in Frankfort doesn't have a beg bug infestation.

She said one bed bug was discovered in the building, and treatment followed.

"The bug has been exterminated," and the source of the bug is unknown, she said.

One location on one floor of the building was treated and the area will be monitored, Midkiff said. The local health department has been contacted to assist, she said.

Midkiff dismissed as untrue a rumor that employees would face disciplinary action if they discussed the issue.