In Oct. 14 Issue
It appears this community will continue to be served by the present ambulance system and emergency 911 system, at least for the next year.
An agreement has been approved that will spread the financial responsibility between Jamestown, Russell Springs, The Fiscal Court and the Ambulance Service.
This agreement will allow the E-911 system to remain in operation much as it is now with the additional financial support from these entities.
Recent months the Ambulance Service, which also operates the E-911service, has been operating in the red and this was reported as being the direct result of expenses of the E-911 system.
This financial drain on the Ambulance Service resulted in the new agreement being reached in order to continue the county “dispatch service”.
This one year agreement will allow additional time to adjust financial aspects of both the ambulance service and the E-911 service.
Both Jamestown and Russell Springs agreed to give $24,000 each to the system and the ambulance service also agreed to give $24,000 during the year in $2,000 monthly increments.
It appears the present EMS Board will remain in place but a new E-911 board will be established. A front page story details that board’s structure.
So, it appears Russell County will continue to have Ambulance Service and Emergency Dispatch 911 service, for at least another one year period.
This will have to be a priority of the new county leadership as they take over the first of the year.
It appears the new fiscal court members and the County Judge Executive will have several issues to deal with when they assume their new leadership roles.