Health Department Seeking New Medical Director

A national search has been launched for a new medical director of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness. The post was vacated late last month when Dr. Matt Zahn accepted a job in California. Zahn, a California native, is the new epidemiology medical director at the County of Orange Health Care Agency. […]

Health Department Chief Uneasy About Food Stamp Proposal

The acting director of Louisvilleā€™s health department says he concerned that allowing certain food stamp recipients to use the vouchers at fast food restaurants could send a mixed message about nutrition. Louisville-based Yum! Brands has been lobbying the Beshear administration to authorize food stamp use at restaurants by the disabled, elderly and homeless.

Flu Shot Clinic Sunday At Louisville Slugger Field

The Louisville Department of Public Health and Wellness will again hold a flu shot clinic at Louisville Slugger Field. It will be this Sunday from 10am-3pm at the ballpark on East Main Street. Department Medical Director Dr. Matt Zahn says there’s plenty of vaccine in stock. “Nationally we’re thinking we’re going to have upwards of […]

Bullitt School Battles Whooping Cough; No Surge In Louisville Cases

The medical director at the Louisville Department of Public Health and Wellness says there hasn’t been a dramatic jump in the number of whooping cough cases in Jefferson County this year. In nearby Bullitt County, officials at Freedom Elementary School are battling the spread of the illness, which has been confirmed in nine students over […]