Bierhaus building

Members of the Knox County Board of Health on Wednesday voted to pay to Sure Clean half the more than $115,000 cost of renovations to the health department’s new digs in the Bierhaus Building, located at 328 N. Second St. The health board is hoping to get a portion of the county’s remaining ARPA funds to help pay for it.

Knox County has its first two cases of monkeypox.

County COVID-19 nurse Betty Lankford reported to members of the Knox County Board of Health during their regular meeting Wednesday at Good Samaritan that she was contacted last week by two men who were living in Knox County now but had recently tested positive for the virus elsewhere; she did not publicly specify where.

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