3:45 p.m. August 13 update: Floyd County Health Department adds photo of handsome devil to its web site, but retains actionable photo.
In spite of my shy and retiring nature, it was inevitable that the Floyd County Health Department’s photographic intimidation/harassment/retaliation would come to the attention of metro area media. The story here appeared last Thursday, but because I already was on the road to Wisconsin, this is the first chance for posting it.
Floyd County Health Department Uses Bank Street Brewhouse to set ‘Foodborne Diseases’ Photo Shoot, by Zach Everson (Eater Louisville)
… “I’m pretty sure that was an accident,” said Dr. Tom Harris, Floyd County Health Officer, pointing out that the picture was labeled “stock photo.” When told that an NABC Bank Street Brewhouse employee witnessed the photo shoot the Wednesday before it was posted, and asked how many restaurant pics the Floyd County Health Department’s photo archive contained and that Floyd County is 148 square miles, was it really an accident that its most recent website photo was taken in the 10 feet in front of the NABC Bank Street Brewhouse, Dr. Harris said that it was his department’s prerogative to post what it wants on its website.