Confirmed rabies case in Warren County

Used by permission by the Warren County Office employee Sergeant Terry Fritts

On September 14th, Warren County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a sick or injured cat on Oregon Hollow Road.

Upon arrival, officers discovered a caged feline and several other cats on the property.

They observed signs of a possible rabies infection in the caged cat and transported it to a local veterinary clinic.

The staff agreed with the observations, and it was humanely euthanized.

On September 20th, the Sheriff’s Office was notified that the samples sent for testing were positive for rabies.

The Warren County Health Department is urging residents to have their pets vaccinated for rabies and avoid unfamiliar animals.

A link for additional information and official press release is found here.

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Moms in Motion brings awareness to concussions

Moms in Motion brings awareness to concussions, a traumatic brain injury produced by a bump or blow to the head.

They can even be caused by a jolt to the body that causes the brain to move within the skull.

These injuries are invisible and don’t require bandages or crutches, but they can have lifelong side effects.

Concussions have become more common within the U.S., and National Concussion Day is September 20th.

By raising awareness, more concussions will be treated properly, and support can be provided to survivors to aide in the long-term effects.

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The City of Winchester test drones for a number of services

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The City of Winchester is participating in a innovative Municipalities Initiative for drone services.

The study is to determine the feasibility and effectiveness of using drones for different services.

Drone technology will be tested in certain areas of the city starting the week of September 20.

The test will determine if the technology could be effective in the City.

The drones could help with the collection of water usage information, road inspections, energy loss detection, map accuracy and tree inspections along with other services.

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