Environmental Safety – Kentucky Health Care
Ballard and Carlisle County
Amy Glick-Garcia – 270-564-8239
Fulton and Hickman County
Fulton/Fulton City -1-270-472-1984
Fulton/ Hickman City- 1-270-236-2825
Hickman County – 1-270-653-6110
Onsite – Crystal Stevenson – ext. 130
Food – Joel Barrett – ext. 169
Plumbing Inspector – Lynn Bundy – ext. 157
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. For information on the differences between the 2005 and the 2013 food code please click here.
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.
Hotels & Motels
Hotel/Motels are permitted and inspected by the Health Department. They are inspected once a year plus any complaint inspections. The inspections cover cleanliness, good repair and vector control.
Public Swimming Facilities
Public pools and hot tubs are permitted and inspected by the health department. The facilities are inspected twice a year and water quality is monitored monthly plus complaints. The inspections cover water quality, proper safety equipment and mechanical upkeep.
All Private and Public schools K-12 is inspected twice a year plus complaints. The inspections cover cleanliness, safety and building maintenance.
All Tattoo and Body Piercing Studios are inspected at least twice per year for proper sanitary procedure, record keeping and artist registration. Tattoo artists must be registered with the health department and all studios must be permitted. The department inspects and monitors businesses that perform ear piercing as well.
Mobile Home & RV Parks
Mobile Home and RV Parks are permitted and inspected annually by the Health Department for compliance with state health and safety laws.
State Confinement Facilities
State confinement facilities are inspected twice a year by the PDHD.
Bed & Breakfast
The PDHD permits and inspects bed & breakfast. They are inspected once a year
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.
Private Well Testing: Private Water Sources (wells, cisterns, springs, etc.) are sampled for bacteriological quality on a request basis. There is a $50 fee for this service. Water is tested for Coli-forms and Fecal Coli-forms
Rabies – The Rabies Prevention Program involves investigation of animal bites, preparation and submission of samples for testing. Under Kentucky Law, any animal that is either suspected of having rabies or bites a human must be placed under quarantine for a ten-day period or it must be euthanized and submitted to the State Laboratory for testing. Kentucky State Law requires all dogs, cats, and ferrets over 4 months of age have a current rabies vaccination.
Septic Tank Cleaners – Septic tank pump trucks are inspected once a year.
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.
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.
The PDHD investigates nuisance complaints ranging from trash, garbage, surfacing sewage, rodent infestation and any other public health hazard.