County exec says sick employee caused outbreak; state less sure

March 9, 2016

The top official in Estill County Kentucky says a sick restaurant employee caused a Salmonella outbreak that sickened 83, but state officials say the root cause remains unknown.

Wallace Taylor, executive judge for Estill County, said Tuesday he “is being told it was narrowed down to an employee” at the Eagles Roost restaurant and bar in Irvine, KY. “Maybe the state just doesn’t want to say yet,” Taylor said.

Officials with the Estill County health department have not responded to requests for comment on whether a restaurant worker is the outbreak vector. The department does not have any information…