2017 Senior Show James Line Long Reads

Flawed system for Kentucky’s mentally ill

By James Line

An unusually large snowfall had blanketed the small Kentucky town of Scottsville. On the night of Feb. 25, any patients at Scottsville Manor, a personal care home, were likely indoors, their right to walk the streets whenever they wanted to notwithstanding. Gary Glueck was one of them. In his eighth month at Scottsville Manor, Glueck was 71 years old on that icy night in February. The next morning he was dead.