Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

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November 13, 2013

Health board responds to community backlash


Nov. 13, 2013 —

The letter continues by addressing the district's monetary struggles, which directly impacted the board's decision to close the Olive Hill facility.

“The Little Sandy District Health Department has struggled since March 2011 with financial issues. We have talked about every possible avenue to keep the West Carter Center open but have come up empty handed,” she said.

“We feel there is no other choice but to consolidate West Carter Health Center with Carter County Health Center. We apologize to the citizens of Olive Hill for any hardship this may place upon them,” she said.

The Little Sandy District Board of Health will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, on the second floor of the county courthouse. It is open to the public.

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

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