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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. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every day! Please login to view...

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