(270) 444-9625

Environmental Safety – Kentucky Health Care

Environmental Staff

Ballard and Carlisle County

Amy Glick-Garcia  –  270-564-8239

Fulton and Hickman County

Kevin Alderice
Fulton/Fulton City -1-270-472-1984
Fulton/ Hickman City- 1-270-236-2825
Hickman County – 1-270-653-6110

McCracken County

270-444-9625
Onsite – Crystal Stevenson – ext. 130
Food – Joel Barrett – ext. 169
Plumbing Inspector – Lynn Bundy – ext. 157

Food Safety

The Environmental Branch inspects and permits all food service establishments including restaurants, delis, cafeterias, community kitchens, groceries, concession stands and private club kitchens.  Investigates all food related complaints and food borne disease outbreaks. 

Temporary Food Permits:

A person or group may purchase a temporary permit to sell food at a festival, fair or special event.  All food must be prepared on-site at the address listed for the permit.  Permits for 1-3 days are 50 dollars, 4-7 days is 75 dollars and 8-14 days is 100 dollars. 

Public Facility Inspections

Public Facilities Inspections are performed on Schools, Hotel/Motels, Mobile Home/RV Parks, Public Swimming Pools, Tattoo Studios as well as other facilities.  State law requires that the facilities listed above and others not listed be permitted through the health department and be inspected annually, bi-annually or on complaint basis.  They are inspected to insure that the facilities are kept in a sanitary condition to prevent sickness/disease or injury and also kept in good repair.

If more information is needed or if there is an interest in opening a public type of facility, contact your Health Environmentalist at your local health center. 

General Sanitation

General Sanitation items include public health nuisance control, private well water testing, rabies, and septic tank servicing companies. Public health nuisance items include mosquito control, rodent and insect control, surfacing sewage, household garbage disposal and any other unsanitary conditions that affect public health.

On-Site Sewage Program

When building a home or structure in an area that does not have public sewer, an on-site septic system will be required to be installed.   An on-site septic system is composed of a septic tank for catching solid waste and a lateral field for the dispersal of waste water into the ground.  A site-evaluation must be done on the property by the Health Dept. to know what type of septic system may be installed and how deep; the cost of this is 150 dollars.  When the site-evaluation is complete a certified installer may purchase a construction permit for the new septic system; the cost of the permit is 130 dollars.   All installation work is inspected by Health Department for final approval.  For a repair to an existing septic system a site evaluation may be required and a repair permit is 80 dollars.

Building Plan

Public Building Plan Review

All public building plans are reviewed by the local health department. Fees for plan review are $30.00 with an additional fee of $25.00 for plans with a weight greater than 5 lbs. 

Nuisance Complaints

The PDHD investigates nuisance complaints ranging from trash, garbage, surfacing sewage, rodent infestation and any other public health hazard.