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  

Pulaski County: A Case of Hepatitis A has been Diagnosed in an Employee at Local Restaurant

December 3, 2018 A case of hepatitis A has been diagnosed in an employee who handled food at Zaxby’s Restaurant located at 2039 S. Hwy. 27 Somerset, KY 42501. Zaxby’s has set up a hotline for concerned customers: 866-8-ZAXBYS (866-892-9297). While it is rare for restaurant patrons to become infected with hepatitis A virus due to an infected food handler, anyone who consumed food or drink at Zaxby’s Restaurant November 9, 2018 through November 30, 2018 may consider Hepatitis A vaccination. Zaxby’s Restaurant is fully cooperating with the Health Department and is working with the Health Department to get all employees […]

Hepatitis A Outbreak: McCreary County

Kentucky is still experiencing a major Hepatitis A outbreak. Now, there are cases being confirmed in McCreary County (see Lake Cumberland trends). McCreary has had 5 cases in November. That is equivalent to 2.8 cases per every 10,000 people, which is almost three times higher than the state average. The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) and the Lake Cumberland District Health Department recommend everyone residing in McCreary County be vaccinated. Hepatitis A vaccination is available at most local pharmacies, the health department and health care providers. Kentucky has been experiencing a hepatitis A outbreak since August 2017 with 2769 […]

Upcoming Hepatitis A clinics for Adair, Pulaski, Russell, Casey, and Green Counties

Casey County: The Casey County Health Department will have a walk In Hepatitis A vaccination clinic on Monday November 19th from 8-3:30. No appointment necessary. The Casey County Health Department has vaccine available for insured and uninsured individuals. Please call the health department at 606-787-6911 for more information.   Pulaski County: The Pulaski County Health Department will be offering a Hepatitis A vaccination clinic on Tuesday, November 20th please call 606-679-4416 for an appointment. The Pulaski County Health Department has vaccine available for insured and uninsured individuals. Please call the health department for more information.   Adair County: The Adair County Health Department will be offering a Hepatitis A vaccination […]

Taylor County: A Case of Hepatitis A has been Diagnosed in an Employee at Local Convenient Store

October 31, 2018 A case of hepatitis A has been diagnosed in an employee who handled food at T-Mart located at 1210 E. Broadway Campbellsville, KY 42718. The infected person is not working at this time and there is no current risk of being infected with the hepatitis A virus. While it is rare for restaurant patrons to become infected with hepatitis A virus due to an infected food handler, anyone who consumed food or drink at T-Mart from October 7 through October 30 may consider Hepatitis A vaccination. T-Mart is fully cooperating with the Health Department and is working […]

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 […]