Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

Local News

February 12, 2014

Health department audit to be released

Feb. 12, 2014 — Members of the Little Sandy Health Department’s Board of Directors will discuss the organization’s annual financial audit during the next public meeting.

The report will cover the last fiscal year, which ended on June 30, 2013.

The department’s finances have been the subject of intense scrutiny since the Carter County Board of Health voted to close the satellite clinics in Grayson and Olive Hill.

The closures were attributed to severe funding cutbacks and other unforeseen financial difficulties.

Originally, the county board announced on Nov. 4 that it would only be closing the Olive Hill facility.

After vocal community backlash and questions about the meeting’s validity, the board later voided that action.

But the reprieve was only temporary, however, as the board later voted at its Dec. 18 meeting to consolidate operations, closing the Olive Hill facility and its clinic located on east U.S. 60 at Grayson.

Through the entire process, allegations of foul play were made by citizens of western Carter County, as well as Magistrate Clifford Roe.

Roe directly accused the board of conspiring to close the Olive Hill facility as an act of discrimination against the west end and repeatedly asked for a public presentation of the organization’s most recent audit.

The board received the audit in early January but, according to Interim Director Paula Thornberry, it could not be released to the public until board members had the opportunity to review it.

In response to an open records request, Thornberry agreed to provide a copy of the audit report to the Journal-Times and indicated that discussion of the audit would be on the agenda.

Joe Lewis can be reached at or by telephone at 286-4201.

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