Although I do not practice in KY, the situation you described is easily wrapped in a variety of causes of action that are common in many states. First and foremost, you should seek a consultation with a local attorney. From my estimation, you may be able to claim fraud in the inducement, breach of contract, conversion, and other claims. That being said, your first step is likely to engage an attorney to draft a demand letter seeking return of the monies, under threat of legal action. You may also want to assert personal liability against the partners on the basis of fraud in the letter and in a potential lawsuit.
I hope this helps.
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