Friday, January 10, 2014
Before August of 1952, the Pulaski County Health Department was located on Main Street in Somerset, Kentucky. Dr. Carol Norfleet was the Health Officer. In February of 1951, plans were announced to build a new health department on a 1.4 acre lot at the intersection of Market and Church Street. Ground was broken for the new health department in September, 1951. The new building opened in August of 1952. The cost of the building came in at $102,000.
In 1971, the Pulaski County Health Department moved in to the building on Bourne Avenue (which is currently the headquarters of the Lake Cumberland District Health Department’s administrative offices). The Pulaski County Health Department became one of five counties including McCreary, Wayne, Clinton and Cumberland that comprised the Lake Cumberland District Health Department. In 1982 the Counties of Adair, Casey, Green, Russell and Taylor joined the district bringing the total member counties to ten.
On May 9, 2000, the Pulaski County Health Department said its good-bye to the building on Bourne Avenue and opened its new and current facility located at 45 Roberts Street.
The Pulaski Health Department offers a wide variety of preventative service — just to name a few, family planning, health education, prenatal care, women’s cancer screening, tuberculosis control and environmental services.
The Current Chair of the Pulaski County Board of Health is the Honorable Steven Kelley.
The mission of the Lake Cumberland District Health Department is to prevent illness and injury, promote good health practices and assure a safe environment.
We are very proud and fortunate to help the residents of Pulaski County and hope to continue for many years to come.