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COVID–19 cases confirmed in Laurel, McCreary Counties

With cases confirmed in Laurel and McCreary County it is not a matter of if a confirmed case of COVID–19 will be diagnosed in Whitley County, but when, and Whitley County Health Department officials have a plan in place to respond. Shawn Crabtree, Executive Director of the Lake...

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Posted On 18 Mar 2020

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Posted On 19 Feb 2020

Whitley County Health Dept. getting $635,000 grant for Rural Responses to the Opioid Epidemic

The Whitley County Health Department is hoping that a recent $635,000 grant for a Rural Responses to the Opioid Epidemic demonstration project can yield significant results. “Some times you get a little tiny grant with a big goal. Those are really tough. This comes with resources...
Posted On 31 Jan 2020

For now, Whitley Co. Health Dept. taking no action regarding pensions

The Whitley County Health Department’s Board of Health is waiting to see what happens in next year’s upcoming legislative session before deciding what to do regarding its pension obligation to the state retirement system. House Bill 1 was passed during a special legislative...
Posted On 11 Dec 2019

Complete community health survey and get chance to win a $100 gift card

Want the chance to win a $100 gift card? All you have to do is go online and complete a community health survey that the Whitley County Health Department currently has underway. So far the health department has received about 164 responses. The survey takes about 11 minutes to...
Posted On 11 Dec 2019

Photo Gallery: Historic Williamsburg Ghost Walk

Whitley County High School drama students helped provide dramatic narratives for the first ever Ghost Walk through historic downtown Williamsburg Monday evening. 141 people attended, which organizers hope to make an annual event.
Posted On 30 Oct 2019

Update: Free W’burg ‘Ghost Walk’ postponed until Monday, Oct. 28

Update: The free Williamsburg Ghost Walk in Historic Downtown Williamsburg, which had originally been set for Saturday, Oct. 26, has now been delayed until Monday, Oct. 28 due to a forecast for heavy rains, which are expected Saturday evening. Are any of the historic buildings in...
Posted On 24 Oct 2019

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