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Board of Health opts to keep Steele as health dept. director after 3.5 hour meeting

About a dozen health department employees turned out at a special called meeting of the Whitley County Board of Health Thursday night to support embattled Public Health Director Martha Steele, who took over the job about two years ago. At the end of the more than three and...
Posted On 03 Mar 2017

Needle exchange program collects 500 used hypodermic needles

The Whitley County Health Department has collected about 500 used hypodermic needles from drug users since its needle exchange program started about eight weeks ago, and it is largely operating on a one-on-one needle exchange rate. Martha Steele, public health director at the...
Posted On 22 Feb 2017

Whitley Co. Health Dept. needle exchange starts Jan. 13

The Whitley County Health Department has set a Jan. 13 start date for its needle exchange program. The needle exchange will take place from 2 – 4 p.m. every Friday at the Whitley County Health Department’s main office in Williamsburg, which is located off Penny Lane...
Posted On 28 Dec 2016

Whitley Co. needle exchange program set to start in early January

Whitley County Health Department officials say that it will probably be late December or early January before the county’s needle exchange program is up and running. Martha Steele, public health director at the health department, gave an update on the program during a Nov....
Posted On 30 Nov 2016

W’burg council authorizes needle exchange program

Whitley County Health Department Public Health Director Martha Steele addresses the Williamsburg City Council about a proposed needle exchange program. Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison, who serves on the Whitley County Health Department Board of Directors, admits that when the...
Posted On 14 Sep 2016