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Whitley Co. Health Department starts to detail program cuts

As part of a state effort to transform public health in Kentucky and make it more cost efficient – especially in light of pension costs that are expected to rise dramatically next year – the Whitley County Health Department is looking at what programs and services aren’t...
Posted On 20 Sep 2019

Whitley County Health Department told to prioritize services

With health departments across the state facing financial insolvency because of an increase in required payments to the state’s pension system, the head of the Kentucky Department of Health is transforming the way local health departments operate with the goal of stretching their...

Board of Health moves closer to naming new public health director

The Whitley County Board of Health has moved one step closer to naming a new public health director for the Whitley County Health Department. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 27 Mar 2019

Mobile needle exchange program coming to Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties

Health department officials are hoping that a new mobile harm reduction unit will result in more drug addicts taking advantage of free needle exchange programs, which hopefully will keep them from contracting and spreading various diseases and keep more used hypodermic needles...
Posted On 20 Mar 2019

Health department interviews three candidates for director’s job

The Whitley County Board of Health took the next step in finding a new health department director Monday night, meeting in executive session to interview applicants. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

Whitley County Health Department Director Martha Steele terminated

The Whitley County Health Department is looking for a new public health director following a special called meeting Thursday evening where the current director was terminated. The Whitley County Board of Health met in executive session for over an hour during Thursday’s special...
Posted On 09 Nov 2018

Health Dept. hosting free Naloxone giveaway, training on Dec. 1

Whitley County residents can receive free Naloxone and training on how and when to use it during a program that will be offered at the Whitley County Health Department next month. Public Health Director Martha Steele told the Whitley County Board of Health during its quarterly...
Posted On 22 Nov 2017

Board of Health opts to keep Steele as health dept. director after 3.5 hour meeting

About a dozen health department employees turned out at a special called meeting of the Whitley County Board of Health Thursday night to support embattled Public Health Director Martha Steele, who took over the job about two years ago. At the end of the more than three and...
Posted On 03 Mar 2017