Spotlight on Health: 2018 Health Promotion Winner: Patricia Aaron

During 2018, the Lake Cumberland District Health Department and Monticello Banking Company partnered to offer a wellness promotion.  An opportunity to complete a Health Risk Assessment (HRA) developed by the health department and located on their website at www.lcdhd.org was offered.  At the end of the survey, participants were provided the chance to enter a prize drawing with a $1,000 first place and a $500.00 second place award.  The prize was sponsored by the Monticello Banking Company.  Local resident Patricia Aaron filled out her profile, entered the contest and won $500. The HRA is a free health informational tool that provides a snapshot of […]

Spotlight on Health: 2018 Health Promotion Winner: Tiffany Tarter

During 2018, the Lake Cumberland District Health Department and Monticello Banking Company partnered to offer a wellness promotion.  An opportunity to complete a Health Risk Assessment (HRA) developed by the health department and located on their website at www.lcdhd.org was offered.  At the end of the survey, participants were provided the chance to enter a prize drawing with a $1,000 first place and a $500.00 second place award.  The prize was sponsored by the Monticello Banking Company.  Local resident Tiffany Tarter filled out her profile, entered the contest and won $1,000. The HRA is a free health informational tool that provides a snapshot of […]

Dangers of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Hypothermia, and Foodborne Illness in case of power outages

The Department for Public Health is warning of the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, hypothermia and foodborne illness from possible power outages and cold weather as part of their year-long First 72 On You information campaign. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning • Don’t use a generator, charcoal grill, camp stove or other gasoline or charcoal-burning device inside your home, basement or garage or near a window. • Don’t run a car or truck inside a garage attached to your house, even if you leave the door open. • Don’t burn anything in a stove or fireplace that isn’t properly vented. • […]

Campbellsville-Taylor County Trail Town

Campbellsville-Taylor County Trail Town would like to thank each one of you and the agency or organizations you represent for supporting our efforts. We have received word from the Kentucky Department of Tourism that Campbellsville, Taylor County will be named the next “Kentucky Trail Town.” We are very excited about achieving this milestone due to the numerous benefits that can follow. The letters of support provided by our community partners put us one step closer to accomplishing this goal. This designation has always been a community effort and we look forward to continuing our progress with you! Stay tuned for […]

National Health Education Week

From all of us at the Lake Cumberland District Health Department, we wish all of our Health Policy and Promotion Staff a happy National Health Education Week. Our Health Policy and Promotion Staff provide leadership in the areas of health promotion and policy development in our communities, spearhead community health assessments, facility community health improvement plans, work with area child cares and conduct comprehensive health education programs utilizing best practices. Meet our Health Policy and Promotion Staff.

McCreary and Wayne Counties Receive Health Award

Congratulations to McCreary and Wayne Counties for being awarded the Healthy Kentucky Policy Champions of the Year for 2018 from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky! Pictured are (left to right): Shannon Beaty, Health Educator I, Wayne County Health Department; Samatha Sexton, Health Educator I, McCreary County Health Department; Kay Morrow, McCreary County Librarian, Sue Singleton, McCreary County Board of Health Member; Judge Executive Doug Stephens, McCreary County Board of Health Member; Unknown; Judge Executive Mike Anderson, Wayne County Board of Health Member.