Marshall County Health Department

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The Marshall County Board of Health is waiting for guidance from the state before enforcing Governor Andy Beshear’s executive order requiring restaurants and bars to halt in-person dining services.

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Some Marshall County restaurants are considering remaining open for in-person dining, in defiance of Governor Andy Beshear’s order restricting operations of bars and restaurants to combat the commonwealth’s explosion of COVID-19 cases.

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The coronavirus is ripping through Kentucky, with the vast majority of counties classified by the state as “red zones” with critical COVID-19 spread. 

Along with the state mask mandate, Gov. Andy Beshear for weeks has urged people in “red zone” counties to follow an additional series of recommendations to limit the spread of the coronavirus, including: 

  • Employers allowing employees to work from home

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The Marshall County Fiscal Court Facebook page recently published a statement on behalf of Marshall County E-911 Director Chris Freeman. The statement was issued in response to the allegations made by a former employee, Maranda Hanson, reported in a WKMS article published on April 1.

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  A jury is awarding $24,500 to Marshall County Health Department to end a six year-long lawsuit over construction-related issues with its new facility.

Marshall County Names New Public Health Director

Sep 24, 2014
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Owensboro native Laura Hawes-Hammons is the Marshall County Health Department's next leader.

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After nearly doubling it's original budget to meet state building codes the new Marshall County Health Department should open next April. 

The project met a setback in the fall of 2011 when officials learned that the virtually completed building didn’t meet state building codes and wasn’t in compliance with Americans With Disabilities Act regulations. The board of health was forced to allocate an additional 2 million dollars from county reserves to bring the building up to code. 

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The Marshall County Board of Health voted unanimously Friday to allocate $2.2 million from the county’s reserve to bring the new Health Department building up to code.

The $4.1 million building does not meet Kentucky safety requirements. The Board had considered borrowing the money, but decided to use some of the county’s reserve instead. Marshall County Judge Executive Mike Miller said this will bring the reserve down below the level he’d like to see it, but it will be replenished in a year’s time.