Resident charged with killing employee at E'town ResCare facility

-A A +A

Worker found co-worker dead from stab wounds

An Elizabethtown man is charged with killing an employee of ResCare CAKY Tuesday night where he was a resident, according to Hardin County Sheriff John Ward.

Lindale Cunningham, 32, told Hardin County Sheriff's Office deputies that he had stabbed the woman.

Ward said when an employee showed up to work around 10:30 p.m., she found Sally Berry, 66, of Radcliff, dead “laying in a pool of blood.” Ward said Berry died from multiple stab wounds from a steak knife.

He was uncertain what may have prompted the attack.

Louisville-based ResCare, which owns Community Alternatives of Kentucky, issued a statement Wednesday morning on Berry's death.

"ResCare is saddened by the tragic loss of our employee. Our sympathy goes out to the family. Our priority is to ensure the well-being of everyone. We are cooperating fully with investigators. The other clients who were at the home are safe."

Ward said three residents and Berry were at the single-level home when the attack occurred.

Deputies responded to 289 Bryan St. in Elizabethtown and according to an arrest citation, Cunningham “freely admitted to deputies that he had stabbed the female victim.”

Cunningham was arrested at the facility.

According to its website, ResCare Inc. is the nation’s largest private provider of services to people with disabilities.

This is the first homicide of the year in Hardin County.

See more details in Thursday's print edition of The News-Enterprise.