Brian Burris was named the December 2022 Employee of the Month, the second time in 3 months! Brian is the Maintenance Supervisor for the district and was nominated for witnessing an accident where a man slipped and was caught under his car which began dragging the man. Brian jumped out of his vehicle and stopped the other car from rolling and helped get the man to safety. Thank you Brian for reacting to this life threatening situation and offering help!
Getting your immunization records just got much easier and more convenient If you thought getting vaccination records was a hassle, then you are going to love the Kentucky Immunization Registry. The new website make it a snap to get your records. CLICK HERE or scan the QR code below to access the KYIR Public Portal that contains instructions on how to access vaccination records for you or your child. There is even a video to show you how to input your information to receive your records.
Freda Doss was named the May 2022 Employee of the Month. Freda works in the HANDS program in Clinton and Cumberland Counties. Her nomination was for going above and beyond to help a HANDS child get appropriate referrals for intervention for developmental delays that were noticed during screenings. HANDS visits have been done virtually during the pandemic and this presents many challenges for the HANDS staff. We are very thankful for Freda and the other HANDS ladies who have prioritized their families and made sure they provide the very best care possible in all circumstances. Pictured (L-R): Jessica Arterburn, Team Leader for HANDS program; Freda Doss, LHN 2 […]
Colorectal Cancer Screenings Save Lives Colorectal cancer is cancer that occurs in the colon or rectum. Sometimes it is called colon cancer, for short. Sometimes abnormal growths, called polyps, form in the colon or rectum. Over time, some polyps may turn into cancer. Screening tests can find polyps so they can be removed before turning into cancer. Screening also helps find colorectal cancer at an early stage, when treatment often leads to a cure. Your risk of getting colorectal cancer increases as you get older. More than 90% of cases occur in people who are 50 years old or older. […]
On December 7th at 7pm EST/6pm CST, there will be a Board of Directors meeting of the LCDHD District Board of Health. The meeting will be held virtually with no physical location. Board members will participate via Zoom and will remote into the meeting. The meeting will be simulcast live over YouTube in an effort to assure we do not violate any Open Records Laws. The public is invited to watch live via our YouTube channel. Here is a link to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/LCDHDPublicHealth.
We have an extremely limited number of COVID-19 vaccination appointments remianing for anyone in Phase 1a, 1b or 1c. Please do not leave your information on our answering machines or voicemails, and we are not keeping a waiting list. Watch our Daily Brief and social media for updates as to when and how we will be scheduling future appointments. These are the numbers to dial: Adair: 270-384-2286 Casey: 606-787-6911 Clinton: 606-387-5711 (Appointments Full) Cumberland: 270-864-2206 Green: 2709324341 (Appointments Full) McCreary: 606-376-2412 (Appointments Full) Pulaski: 606-679-4416 (Appointments Full) Russell: 270-343-2181 Taylor: 270-465-4191 (Appointments Full) Wayne: 606-348-9349 (Appointments Full) Click to find a Vaccination Site. COVID-19 Vaccination Phases COVID-19 Vaccination Reference (Larger View) (Larger View)
There is a system wide boil water advisory in affect for Somerset Water Service, Southeastern Water, Western Pulaski Water, Science Hill Water and Eubank Water.. Bring all water to a rolling boil for 3 minutes. The water should NOT be used for drinking, making infant formula or juices, cooking, making ice, making coffee or tea, washing fruits or vegetables, or brushing teeth. For these purposes, boiled or bottled water should be used. If there are children in the home, place the pot on the back burner to avoid scalding. Boil only as much water in a pot as you can comfortably carry […]
The Lake Cumberland District Health Department (LCDHD) at the current time has experienced 107 Positive/Presumptive Positive cases in our 10-county district. Regardless of the confirmed case count for any Lake Cumberland County, we believe COVID-19 to be widespread. LCDHD is working with the Kentucky Department for Public Health to identify and contact all those who may have come in contact with them. Today was a difficult day as we experienced our fourth COVID-19 related death. We have now had two deaths in Pulaski and two in Adair. We are closely monitoring the situations at Summit Manor Nursing Home in Adair, […]
Congratulations to Pam Bills, APRN who has been honored as the Dr. Robert Shuffett Healthcare Professional of the Year by the Greensburg-Green County Chamber of Commerce. She is a member of Lake Cumberland District Health Department Board of Directors.