2019 Rabies Clinics Dates Posted

Did you know that every year an estimated 30,000-40,000 U.S. residents are potentially exposed to rabies and require human rabies post-exposure prophylaxis? In the past few years, there have been over 50 animals that have tested positive for rabies in Kentucky. Rabies threatens all members of the family, including pets. When left untreated, rabies is almost always fatal. However, it is 100% preventable. This is why we must take the appropriate steps to prevent and control rabies in our communities. Although the majority of cases of rabies occur in the wildlife population, most humans are exposed to the virus as […]

2019 Wellness Promotion

Would you like a chance to win a $1,000.00* (see terms below) cash incentive just for taking a few minutes to learn more about your health status and how to improve your general fitness and overall well-being? Fill out your wellness profile today! At the end of the profile, you will be given a chance to enter your name into the contest. Even if you entered our 2018 contest, you are welcome and encouraged to enter this contest. You may view our previous winners here: view our past winners! After completing a health questionnaire, developed by a team of experts at the Lake […]

Rural Health Opioid Program (RHOP) Showing Promising Results

Utilizing funds received from a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant for their 10-county service area, the Lake Cumberland District Health Department is partnering with a consortium of area doctors, mental health facilities, and detention centers to reduce morbidity and mortality related to Opioid-Use Disorder (OUD). At the mid-way point of the 3 year grant, the Rural Health Opioid Program (RHOP) is showing promising results. The charts below show the status of clients on their first visit (Start) versus their last visit (Last). To view the expanded report, click Rural Health Opioid Program Mid-grant Report. The Rural Health Opioid Program (RHOP) […]

Temporary Warming Centers Set Up

The following temporary warming centers have been set up in the Lake Cumberland Area: Adair Adair County Courthouse Annex basement Green Greensburg Cumberland Presbyterian Church Pulaski Somerset Community Mission – 8 PM until 8 AM Vitality Church – 109 New Haven Ln, Somerset (Shopville area) Somerset First Church of the Nazarene – 120 Crawford Ave Russell Russell County Courthouse basement Community Center on Main Street (Russell Springs) Taylor Old Taylor County Courthouse – Court St Wayne The Aspire Center Wayne The Aspire Center  

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. • […]