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Whitley County Health Department gets $110,586 HepConnect grant

The Whitley County Health Department recently received a grant for more than $100,000, which will help it improve services to drug users, especially those suffering from Hepatitis C. In 2018, 575 people were hospitalized or treated in emergency departments in Whitley County for...
Posted On 14 Oct 2019

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 offering free Hep. A. vaccinations July 25, July 30

In January 530 people took advantage of a free Hepatitis A vaccination clinic held in Williamsburg. Those needing either the first or second parts of their vaccinations will have a chance to get them from free with two upcoming clinics, which are for people who are either...
Posted On 17 Jul 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...

Health department seeks vaping ban in public buildings

Vaping or the use of e-cigarettes is increasing not just locally but across the country, especially among teenagers. Whitley County Health Department Public Health Director Marcy Rein asked the Williamsburg City Council to extend the city’s smoking ordinance to include...
Posted On 17 May 2019

Rein named new health department public health director

During a special meeting Tuesday evening, the Whitley County Board of Health selected a new public health director. The board voted unanimously to offer the position to Marcy Rein, who was called after the meeting and accepted the position. Her official hiring is pending approval...
Posted On 09 Apr 2019

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

Whitley Co. Health Dept. needs public’s help to win colon cancer screening photo contest

The Whitley County Health Department would like your help to win a contest that is promoting colon cancer screening awareness. March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and on March 7, members of the health department gathered outside their office in Williamsburg along...
Posted On 13 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