Total Solar Eclipse Path to Cross Kentucky on August 21, 2017

On August the 21st, 2017, the path of a rare total solar eclipse will cross Western Kentucky. Though the entire process will last around a couple hours, beginning at about 1:20 CST, the New Moon will be directly in front of the Sun, blocking out the sun for almost 3 minutes. Hope for clear skies on this “magic” day. Below is a graphic illustrating the “path of totality”. Also, download this Solar Eclipse Safety.pdf file. Looking directly at the sun, even during a total eclipse, can cause permanent and severe eye damage. Below are two safety videos to assist with […]

Farmer’s Markets

Health Departments in Adair, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Russell, Taylor and Wayne Counties are participating in the WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program.  The WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program provides fresh, unprepared, locally grown fruits and vegetables to qualified WIC participants.  Qualified WIC participants will be given $20.00 of vouchers to spend at authorized Farmers’ Markets in their county. Each health department has a limited number of vouchers to give out on a first come first service basis.  Below is a listing of authorized Farmers’ Markets in your area.  (All the LCDHD Health Departments are equal opportunity providers) Adair County Market on the Square […]

Harm Reduction/Syringe Exchange Program Has Begun in Russell County

Attention Russell County. Recently, the Lake Cumberland District Board of Health, the Russell County Board of Health, the Jamestown City Council, and the Russell County Fiscal Court have given their consent to begin a Harm Reduction/Syringe Exchange Program in Russell County. The program started on June 1st, 2017. Hours and Locations of Syringe/Needle Exchange Russell County Health Department Monday – Friday During Regular Business Hours 211 Fruit of the Loom Drive, Jamestown, KY 42629 (270) 343-2181 or (800) 928-4416 Learn more at: Syringe/Needle Exchange Program. Please watch the videos below to learn about: 1) the costs treating of Hepatitis C […]

Taylor Boil Water Advisory

Taylor County is under a boil water advisory. Learn how to respond below. Click here for: Public Procedures. Click here for: Restaurant Procedures. Watch the Public Service Video below by Stuart Spillman, Environmental Director with the Lake Cumberland District Health Department. City of Campbellsville Press Release May 30, 2017 The Boil Water Advisory HAS BEEN LIFTED for customers of Campbellsville Water. We appreciate each person’s patience during this difficult time and we deeply regret this inconvenience for everyone.  We want to thank all those who helped in every aspect of dealing with this emergency caused by the flooding and severe weather. City […]

Harm Reduction/Syringe Exchange Program to Begin in Adair County

Attention Adair County. Recently, the Lake Cumberland District Board of Health, the Adair County Board of Health, the Columbia City Council, and the Adair County Fiscal Court have given their consent to begin a Harm Reduction/Syringe Exchange Program in Adair County. The health department anticipates an operational program within a couple months. The public will be notified officially when the start date is set.  The goal of these Syringe Exchange Programs are to reduce the spread of Hepatitis C and HIV and keeping dirty needles out of our parks and off our roadsides.  You can learn more about this here: […]

Naloxone Reverses Opioid Overdoses

Do you know someone at risk of drug overdose? Naloxone reverses Opioid overdoses. You can stop an overdose death! On Monday, June 5th there will be a free and open to the public opportunity to receive free doses of Naloxone. No appointment is necessary. Walk-in between 2:00 pm — 6:00 pm EST to the Taylor County Health Department.  The address is 1880 N. Bypass Road, Campbellsville, KY 42718. Call 270-465-4191 for more information. We will provide education on overdose prevention and education on how to safely give Naloxone.  There will also be free Rapid HIV and Hepatitis C testing. Naloxone trainings will […]

Naloxone Reverses Opioid Overdoses

Do you know someone at risk of drug overdose? Naloxone reverses Opioid overdoses. You can stop an overdose death! On Wednesday, May 31st there will be a free and open to the public opportunity to receive free doses of Naloxone. No appointment is necessary. Walk-in between 3:00 pm — 6:00 pm CST to the Russell County Health Department. Enter at the Environmental Entrance. The address is 211 Fruit of the Loom Drive, Jamestown, KY 42629. Call 270-343-2181 for more information. We will provide education on overdose prevention and education on how to safely give Naloxone.  There will also be free […]

Syringe Exchange/Harm Reduction Program

The estimated lifetime cost of treating Hepatitis C can be near $85,000.00. Kentucky has the highest rates of Hepatitis C in the nation by far. The most common way of contracting Hepatitis C is by the sharing of dirty needles. A syringe exchange/harm reduction program can help prevent the spread of Hepatitis C and save millions in medical treatment costs.

Naloxone Dispensing Clinic provided by Kentucky Department for Public Health a Success

On March 31st, 2017 the Pulaski County Health Department hosted a free naloxone dispensing clinic provided by the Kentucky Department for Public Health. Naloxone reverses opiate (heroin, fentanyl, oxycodone etc.) effects and can prevent death from heroin overdose. Kentucky has seen a dramatic increase in overdose deaths in the last several years. Preventing these deaths allows the individual a second chance at life and seeking help. Concerned citizens were educated on naloxone use and provided with 2 doses of 4mg naloxone nasal spray for administration to individuals in respiratory failure due to opiate use. Education and dispensing were provided by […]