Sun. Jan 26th, 2020

STATE LEGISLATOR HOSPITALIZED IN CRITICAL CONDITION

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Kentucky House Majority Floor Leader John Carney from nearby Taylor county is in an intensive care unit battling what his family says was a sudden sickness. A statement from family says Carney is being treated for a severe case of pancreatitis and infection at Norton Hospital in Louisville. A relative says the lawmaker got sick while eating lunch Sunday. He was taken to the emergency room early Monday and diagnosed with pancreatitis, which is an inflammation of the pancreas. The statement says the 50 year old Carney could have feeding tubes for weeks and drain tubes for months. Carney has served in the state House of Representatives since 2009.

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