Environmental Safety – Kentucky Health Care

Environmental Staff

Ballard and Carlisle County

Brian Moynahan 270-331-0775

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


Onsite – Crystal Stevenson – ext. 130
Food – Joel Barrett – ext. 169
Plumbing Inspector – Lynn Bundy – ext. 157
Rebecca Lilly-ext 170
Kaitlyn Thompson-ext 110

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. 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 60 dollars, 4-7 days is 90 dollars and 8-14 days is 125 dollars. 


Food Certifications:


As per Kentucky and the FDA Food Code 2013 requirements, each establishment shall have a certified food protection manager who is able to direct and control food preparation and service.

It is EASY to get certified! You can take the training and test at: https://ky-purdhd.statecert.com

Upon opening the website:*
Select “Register” in the upper right-hand corner
Enter your information and receive a confirmation email
Confirm your email address by clicking in the email
Select “Get New License”
Select “Food Manager Certification” $80
Take the course and test then print your certificate and also receive an electronic certificate!

*Each individual shall register with their own name, information, email, and password.

This program is most compatible with Google Chrome and Firefox browsers.

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 250 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 250 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 170 dollars.

Building Plan

Public Building Plan Review

All public building plans are reviewed by the local health department. Fees for plan review: $55.00.

Nuisance Complaints

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

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