Brian Burriss Employee of the Month October 2022

During last week’s Executive Staff meeting, Brian Burriss was named the October 2022 Employee of the Month. Brian is the Maintenance Supervisor for the district. His nomination was for going above and beyond to deal with a vendor who was performing a task at one of the sites and became rude and unprofessional to employees. Brian stepped in and handled the situation, standing up for LCDHD staff. Thanks for all you do, Brian! Congratulations! Pictures are Brian Burriss, District Maintenance Supervisor and Amy Tomlinson, Executive Director

Jane Gosser Employee of the Month September 2022

Executive Staff has chosen Jane Gosser as the September 2022 Employee of the Month. Jane is a clerk supervisor and office manager at the Russell County office. Her nomination was for going above and beyond to change a flat tire for a co-worker. She also taught the co-worker how to do it so if it ever happens again, she wouldn’t be stranded. Thanks for all you do, Jane! Congratulations! Pictured left to right are: Angie Simpson, Administrative Services Manager, Jane Gosser, Office Manager at Russell County, and Amy Tomlinson, Executive Director.

Michelle Wesley Employee of the Month August 2022

During yesterday‘s Executive Staff meeting, Michelle Wesley was named the August 2022 Employee of the Month. Michelle is a clerk in the HANDS program. Her nomination was for going above and beyond to help get a local taxing district payment to the district in a timely manner when an office manager was on vacation so that the end of the year close out would not be held up. This is outside of Michelle’s normal responsibilities, but she was more than willing to step up and help out. Thanks for all you do, Michelle! Congratulations! Pictured on the left is Michelle Wesley, HANDS program […]

Shirley Daniels Employee of the Month July 2022

During yesterday‘s Executive Staff meeting, Shirley Daniels was named the July 2022 Employee of the Month. Shirley is the Clerk Supervisor/Office Manager in Wayne County. Her nomination was for going above and beyond to help straighten up a mess created when one of our bank accounts was fraudulently hacked on multiple occasions. It required her to close accounts, work closely with the banks and reach out to Board members to explain the situation and get new signatures. Thanks for all you do, Shirley! Congratulations! Pictured left to right are: Angie Simpson, Administrative Services Manager, Amy Tomlinson, Executive Director, and Shirley Daniels Supervisor/Office Manager […]

KYIR – Kentucky Immunization Registry

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.

52 Weeks to Health: Week 38, Rabies

How Can You Prevent Rabies in Animals? There are several things you can do to protect your pet from rabies. First, visit your veterinarian with your pet on a regular basis and keep rabies vaccinations up-to-date for all cats, ferrets, and dogs. Second, maintain control of your pets by keeping cats and ferrets indoors and keeping dogs under direct supervision. Third, spay or neuter your pets to help reduce the number of unwanted pets that may not be properly cared for or vaccinated regularly. Finally, call animal control to remove all stray animals from your neighborhood since these animals may […]

52 Weeks to Health: Week 37, Childhood Obesity

Our Children – Keep Them at a Healthy Weight One in 5 children in the United States has obesity.. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for having other chronic health conditions and diseases such as asthma, sleep apnea, bone and joint problems, and type 2 diabetes.  They also have more risk factors for heart disease like high blood pressure and high cholesterol than their normal weight peers. Children with obesity can be bullied and teased more than their normal weight peers. They are also more likely to suffer from social isolation, depression, and lower self-esteem. Children with obesity are also […]

52 Weeks to Health: Week 36, Food Safety

Foodborne Illness Peaks in Summer – What can you do to prevent it? Year after year we hear and read the same advice: “Handle food carefully in the summer because foodborne illness, also known as “food poisoning,” is more prevalent in warmer weather.” But does foodborne illness really increase during the summer months? If so, how can it be prevented? Foodborne bacteria grow fastest at temperatures between 90 to 110 °F (32 to 43 oC) and during the summer months, the warmer temperatures and higher humidity are ideal for bacterial growth. Consumers can play a role in protecting themselves at […]

52 Weeks to Health: Week 35, Suicide Prevention

According to the National Alliance on Mental Health, almost 1 in 5 Americans experience mental health concerns each year, while more than 100 die by suicide every day. Suicide ranks as the 10th leading cause of death in the US.  Suicide ranks as the 2nd leading cause of death for 15-34-year-olds.  Visit the National Center for the Prevention of Youth Suicide for youth-specific warning signs and risk factors. 988 is the new three-digit dialing code connecting people to the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline (formerly the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline), where compassionate, accessible care and support are available for anyone experiencing […]