Health and Family Services Cabinet
Department for Public Health Presents Public Service Award to Kentucky Dairies
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 28, 2009) The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) presented its first ever Public Service Award to several Kentucky dairies that assisted with bottling water during the ice storm and other emergency situations. The award was presented during the 2009 Kentucky State Fair at the Dairy Awards Banquet sponsored by the Dairy Products Association of Kentucky and the Kentucky Dairy Development Council.
“During times of critical need, several milk processing facilities across the state volunteered to bottle water for citizens in communities affected by the disasters,” said Guy Delius, director of the division for public health, protection and safety. “We are truly thankful to our dairy plants for bottling and donating water for people affected by emergency situations such as the ice storm, floods and Hurricane Ike storm damage.”
The Public Service Award was presented to several milk processing plants and dairy producers for aiding the citizens of the commonwealth in a time of need. The dairies honored were: Bluegrass Dairy and Food LLC in Barren County; Flav-O-Rich Dairy in Laurel County; Louis Trauth Dairy in Campbell County; Southern Belle Dairy in Pulaski County; Turner Dairy in Fulton County; and Winchester Farms Dairy in Clark County. The dairy producers recognized were Jim Sidebottom of Green County, Eddie Gibson of Kenton County and Darrell Carlton of Lincoln County.
“We appreciate the excellent working relationship that we have with Kentucky dairies,” said DPH Milk Safety Branch Manager Lewis Ramsey. “It helps ensure that consumers have access to wholesome and healthy products.”