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Whitley County Health Department offering free Hep. A. vaccinations July 25, July 30

In January 530 people took advantage of a free Hepatitis A vaccination clinic held in Williamsburg. Those needing either the first or second parts of their vaccinations will have a chance to get them from free with two upcoming clinics, which are for people who are either...
Posted On 17 Jul 2019

Food workers will soon need to get Hep A shot

Food workers in Whitley County will soon be required to get a Hepatitis A vaccination. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every day! Please login to view this content. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 16 Jan 2019

Free Hepatitis A vaccinations are available Jan. 22, Jan. 24 in W’burg

Kentucky is the worst state in the country for the Hepatitis A outbreak and Whitley County now has the second most reported cases of Hepatitis A cases in the state, but local officials are hoping to improve those numbers by giving away up to 600 free Hepatitis A vaccines during a...
Posted On 16 Jan 2019

Nick Wilson’s Survivor win picked as top story of 2018

Celebrations, changes, problems and crime were all significant issues that made headlines in Whitley County during 2018.
Posted On 03 Jan 2019
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Whitley Co. Health Dept. officials appear before fiscal court, city leaders

In light of the recent controversy over the failure to disclose the restaurants in Whitley County where workers have been diagnosed with Hepatitis A, Interm Whitley County Health Department Director Tamara Phelps spoke with the Corbin City Commission and Whitley County Fiscal...

Whitley Co. Health Department reverses course, releases Hepatitis A information Friday morning

One week after refusing a News Journal request to release the names of restaurants in Whitley County, which have had an employee or employees diagnosed with Hepatitis A, and five days after denying a News Journal open records request for records related to restaurants with...
Posted On 14 Dec 2018

Whitley Co. Health Dept. denies request for info on food workers with Hep A

Since July 1, 2017, there have been fewer than five cases of Hepatitis A reported in people that were working or had worked at restaurants in Whitley County, but unlike most other places in Kentucky, the public doesn’t know where this occurred. Read this story and more for just...
Posted On 12 Dec 2018

Whitley County ranks third in state in Hepatitis A cases

Whitley County ranks third in the state of Kentucky in terms of the number of reported Hepatitis A cases during an outbreak of the disease that dates back to November 2017, but why are the numbers here so high? Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to...
Posted On 12 Dec 2018