June 19, 2012:

The Knox County Health Department will host a daylong sports physical clinic on Tuesday, July 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This clinic is for student athletes needing a physical exam to play school sports. Read Full Article >


June 15, 2012:

In an effort to encourage local residents to eat better and to make them aware of locally produced fruits and vegetables, the Knox County Health Department will host a Farmers’ Market on Tuesday, June 19. The market will take place in the parking lot on the south side of the health department from 4 – 6 p.m.  Read Full Article >



June 15, 2012:

Walking is one of the best activities you can do to be healthy and Knox County has plenty of good places to walk. So the Knox County Health Department is joining forces with the Knox County Park District to sponsor a monthly wellness walk. Tactfully named “Get Your Tail to the Trail,” the monthly walk takes place on the first Saturday of the month at a different walking trail in Knox County. The walks begin at 9 a.m. with the exception of the October walk which is part of the Heart of Ohio Tour and will begin at 2 p.m. at the Honey Run Waterfall. Dates and locations for upcoming walks are:  Read Full Article >



June 7, 2012:

If you have been unable to get to the Knox County Health Department during regular business hours, the agency will be open until 7 p.m. on June 19. The health department offers extended hours on the third Tuesday of every month. Read Full Article >






June 7, 2012:

The Knox County Health Department will once again offer "Out with the Old, In with New," a unique preparation class for those planning hip or knee replacement surgery. The program will take place June 19 from 5-6:30 p.m. in the conference room at the health department, 1166 Upper Gilchrist Rd., Mount Vernon. Read Full Article > 


June 5, 2012: 

The Knox County Regional Planning Commission (RPC) has released for public comment, a draft version of the 2012 update to the Comprehensive Plan for Knox County.

A Steering Committee made up of RPC members, as well as other prominent members of the community, has been working on the update for approximately a year. Health Commissioner Julie Miller is a member of the steering committee. Read Full Article >


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