The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources reports several bats have tested positive for a fatal fungus at three Breckinridge County caves.
According to wild life officials, several bats belonging to three common species have all tested positive for white-nose syndrome.
Confirmation of the disease was reportedly made by staffers at the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study from Athens, Georgia and they reported the bats were located in privately owned caves northeast of Hardinsburg, within a 20-mile radius of each other.
Last winter, department biologists surveyed about 100 caves throughout the Commonwealth and the first reported case of the fatal fungus was documented in a cave located in Trigg County.
The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources reports the mortality rates of bats affected by the disease have reached almost 100 percent, but it's not a threat to humans, pets or livestock.