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 […]

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.

Casey County Boil Water Advisory

Update: The boil water advisory has now been lifted. There is a water leak in the City of Liberty. Crews are working to locate and repair the breach. Liberty Water Treatment has issued a BOIL WATER ADVISORY. Due to a main water line repair, a Boil Water Advisory has been issued for the entire City of Liberty. Boil any water used for human consumption, bringing it to a rolling boil for at least three minutes. Boil water for short-term use only. This advisory affects all consumers in the city limits of Liberty, and remains in effect until further notice. For guidance: […]

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

September 5, 2018 A case of hepatitis A has been diagnosed in an employee who handled food at Druther’s Restaurant located at 101 North Columbia Ave. Campbellsville, KY 42718. 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 Druther’s Restaurant August 14 through August 26 may consider Hepatitis A vaccination. Druther’s Restaurant is fully cooperating with the Health Department and is working with the Health Department to get all employees vaccinated. There is minimal risk of contracting hepatitis A from this establishment […]