Pulaski County Farm Field Day to be held 9.12.19

LCDHD will be sponsoring a free Tetanus shot clinic at this year’s Pulaski County Farm Field Day thanks to a grant from the Pulaski County Health Department.  The Medicine Shop will be administering the shots during the event.  Rodney Dick, member of the Pulaski County Health Department Board of Directors, initiated the grant. Tetanus is a serious illness caused by Clostridium bacteria. The bacteria live in soil, saliva, dust, and manure. The bacteria can enter the body through a deep cut, like those you might get from stepping on a nail, or through a burn. The infection causes painful tightening […]

LCDHD Awarded Gold Level Loving Support Award of Excellence for 2019

LCDHD Awarded Gold Level Loving Support Award of Excellence for 2019   Each year the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) announces the Loving Support Award of Excellence program. The award program was established to recognize local WIC agencies that have provided exemplary breastfeeding promotion and support activities. The intent is to provide models and motivate other local agencies to strengthen their breastfeeding promotion and support activities and ultimately increase breastfeeding initiation and duration rates among WIC participants.   2019 Kentucky Loving Support(c) Awardees:   * Bell […]

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

A case of hepatitis A has been diagnosed in an employee who handled food at Sonic Restaurant located at 1361 South Hwy 27 Somerset, KY 42501. 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 Sonic Restaurant July 3rd, 2019 through July 22nd, 2019 may consider Hepatitis A vaccination. Sonic 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 or […]

WIC Farmers’ Market

  WIC Farmers’ Market to be held at four of our county health departments.  WIC vouchers will be accepted onsite.                         WIC Farmers Market