The Knox County Health Department received a little help keeping its budget on track.

Tuesday night, the Knox County Council approved a loan for around $100-thousand.

The Health Department will use the money until they get their spring and fall tax draws.

You may remember, in January of last year the health department ran out of money.

Knox County Health Officer Dr. Alan Stewart says that’s because the department received less money in state taxes.

County council members stressed this was through no fault of the health department and is not the result of the covid-19 pandemic.

Last year the health department asked for a $50-thousand loan the department has since paid off.

Stewart says he’s been in contact with the state and expects this year’s tax draws to be better.