Aug. 4, 2016:  Registration is now full for the November ServSafe class at the Knox County Health Department. There will be no other ServSafe class offerings this year. The 2017 class schedule will be announced in the fall, For more information, contact the Environmental Health office at 740-392-2200, Ext. 2222.

 

Aug. 4, 2016 - The next mid-week farmers’ market  at the Knox County Health Department isTuesday, Aug, 16 from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the agency’s south-side parking lot.

This year marks the fifth year for the mid-week market which is held on the first and third Tuesday in July, August and September.

Exhibitors at the mid-week market are the same growers that sell at the Saturday market on the Public Square in downtown Mount Vernon. The health department market is open to the general public and is held rain or shine. In the case of inclement weather, the food demonstration will be moved inside. For more information on the farmers’ markets at the health department, contact Tami Ruhl at 740-392-2200, ext. 2274 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Sept 1, 2016 - The next mid-week farmers’ market  at the Knox County Health Department isTuesday, Sept. 6, from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the agency’s south-side parking lot.

In addition to purchasing locally grown produce, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about freezing vegetables. Julie Divelbiss from Danville will talk about how to freeze vegetables with an emphasis on "freezing in the freshness."  She will be demonstrating how to make freezer slaw and will have samples on hand for attendees.

This year marks the fifth year for the mid-week market which is held on the first and third Tuesday in July, August and September.

Exhibitors at the mid-week market are the same growers that sell at the Saturday market on the Public Square in downtown Mount Vernon. The health department market is open to the general public and is held rain or shine. In the case of inclement weather, the food demonstration will be moved inside. For more information on the farmers’ markets at the health department, contact Tami Ruhl at 740-392-2200, ext. 2274 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

June 29, 2016 - It’s been a great summer so far for growing things – especially fruits and vegetables. To get a taste of what is growing locally, the Knox County Health Department begins its mid-week farmer’s market on Tuesday (July 5) from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the agency’s south-side parking lot. Read full story>

 

June 24, 2016: Keep in mind, sunscreen is not meant to allow you or your kids to spend more time in the sun. Sunscreen reduces damage from UV radiation, it doesn’t eliminate it. Not all sun protection comes in a bottle. There are lots of ways to protect your child’s skin all year long. The American Academy of Pediatrics now advises that sunscreen use on babies less than 6 months old is not harmful on small areas of a baby’s skin, such as the face and back of the hands. But your baby’s best defense against sunburn is avoiding the sun or staying in the shade.

Click these links for more information on protection you and your family from the sun.

http://www.cdc.gov/bam/safety/sun.html

https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/skin/pdf/cycparentsbrochure.pdf

 

July 8, 2016: The Knox County Health Department will provide spraying for mosquitos this week on the following dates and locations:

                       

                                     Tuesday                 July 12                   Mount Vernon West/Northwest

                                     Wednesday            July 13                   Centerburg

                                     Thursday               July14                    Gambier/Martinsburg/Bladensburg

 

 

Spraying will take place after 8 p.m.   Spraying may be delayed or cancelled due to bad weather conditions including rain, wind or low temperature. 

 

For updates or schedule changes, please visit www.knoxhealth.com, facebook.com/knoxhealth or contact the health department at 740- 392-2200, ext. 2222.

 

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