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Radcliff Health Department moving to healthier quarters

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By Marty Finley

Because of dilapidation at its office, the Radcliff Health Department is moving next month to a new location near the Wilson Road gate to Fort Knox.

The department is relocating from 1460 N. Wilson Road to 1679 N. Wilson Road No. 108. The move is effective March 11 and the department will be closed on the preceding Friday, March 8, to accommodate the switch, said Wendy Keown, public information officer for the Lincoln Trail District Health Department.

“We’re just moving down the street,” she said.

The Radcliff office will reopen at 8 a.m. March 11. The health department’s Elizabethtown office will remain open during the move, Keown said.

Officials have been weighing the condition of the current building for years, Keown said, and the board voted for a move because it proved to be more cost-effective than a full renovation.

“It would be more economical,” she said.

Keown said the current office, which will be sold, is old and in need of comprehensive repairs.

“It’s just a better (fit),” she said of the change.

When it reopens, the Radcliff office will offer only the Women, Infants and Children program.

“That’s mostly what they did anyway,” she said.

Other services, such as vaccinations, still can be accessed at the Elizabethtown office, Keown said.

For more information, contact the Radcliff Health Department at (270) 352-2526.

Marty Finley can be reached at (270) 505-1762 or mfinley@ thenewsenterprise.com.