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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

530 people take advantage of free Hep A vaccinations

If you go out to eat in Williamsburg in the near future, don’t be surprised if you see a sign on the door saying “We participated! Hep-A vaccination clinic because we care!” A total of 530 people took advantage of a free Hepatitis A vaccination clinic that was held last week in...
Posted On 30 Jan 2019

Free Hep A vaccinations available Thursday at W’burg City Hall

Whitley County Health Department Interim Director Tamara Phelps gave Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison the first of his two-part Hepatitis A vaccination during a free clinic Tuesday afternoon at Williamsburg City Hall. Thanks to a joint effort between the City of Williamsburg,...
Posted On 23 Jan 2019

Free Hepatitis A vaccinations are available Jan. 22, Jan. 24 in W’burg

Kentucky is the worst state in the country for the Hepatitis A outbreak and Whitley County now has the second most reported cases of Hepatitis A cases in the state, but local officials are hoping to improve those numbers by giving away up to 600 free Hepatitis A vaccines during a...
Posted On 16 Jan 2019

Whitley Co. Health Dept. officials appear before fiscal court, city leaders

In light of the recent controversy over the failure to disclose the restaurants in Whitley County where workers have been diagnosed with Hepatitis A, Interm Whitley County Health Department Director Tamara Phelps spoke with the Corbin City Commission and Whitley County Fiscal...

Whitley Co. Health Department reverses course, releases Hepatitis A information Friday morning

One week after refusing a News Journal request to release the names of restaurants in Whitley County, which have had an employee or employees diagnosed with Hepatitis A, and five days after denying a News Journal open records request for records related to restaurants with...
Posted On 14 Dec 2018