May 14, 2012:

 

The Knox County Health Department will close at noon on Friday, May 18.

The agency will be closed in the afternoon for an off-site training and staff development program.

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May 9, 2012:

 

Traffic fatalities have increased this year throughout Ohio and many of those deaths were caused because drivers and passengers were not wearing a seatbelt. May 21 is the official start of the annual Click It or Ticket campaign which aims to remind drivers and passengers to wear a seat belt. The Knox County Safe Communities Coalition under the direction of the Knox County Health Department along with the Ohio Highway State Patrol, Knox County Sheriff’s Office and Mount Vernon Police Department are joining forces to reinforce the seatbelt message. Read Full Article >

 

May 8, 2012:

In recognition of National Women’s Health Week, the Knox County Health Department  is once again hosting a Healthy Happy Hour. This year’s event will be held Tues.,May 22, from 5 – 7:30 p.m. at Allison’s Finer Diner located at the corner of Coshocton and Upper Gilchrist Rds. Healthy Happy Hour  include a presentation entitled “Gardening for the Health of It” featuring local gardeners. Women can register by calling 399-8014 or sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Read Full Article >
 

 

April 19, 2012:

“Get Your Tail to the Trail,” the monthly wellness walk sponsored by the Knox County Health Department and the Knox County Park District will begin at the Howard entrance to the Kokosing Gap Trail in May. The walk will take place May 5, beginning at 9 a.m.

There is no cost to take part in the walk and pre-registration is not necessary. The wellness walks will be led by Health Commissioner Julie Miller and other health department staff. “Basically, you just need to come prepared to walk,” said Miller. “You can walk at your own pace and whatever distance you want.” Read Full Article>

 

 

April 16, 2012:

Several local agencies are once again joining forces to host an Old Prescription Roundup. The event will be held on Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in four different locations in Knox County. The free event is part of a nationwide effort organized by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to gather and dispose of expired, unwanted or unused medications.

The four locations are: Mount Vernon, in front of the Knox County Health Department; Centerburg, in the parking lot at Foster’s HealthMart Pharmacy; Fredericktown, in front of the Fredericktown Police Station, 182 S. Main St.; and Danville, in the parking lot at St. Luke’s Community Center. Full Read Full Article>

 

April 5, 2012:

In recognition of National Public Health Week, the Knox County Health Department presented five individuals with its Partner in Public Health award Thursday morning during the agency’s 8th annual breakfast event.

“The health department works together with many different agencies and individuals to help the residents of Knox County,” said Health Commissioner Julie Miller. “Public Health Week gives us the opportunity to promote what we do and recognize these individuals for the important contributions they make to our success.”

The five individuals honored this year were Lenor Cochran, Jenny Highnam, Chris Menapace, Connie Vipperman and Wendy Williams. Staff members of the health department made the presentations.  Read full article >

 

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