The Todd County EMS Director wants to expand his department's full-time force, but that proposal was tabled for the time being at this morning's Todd Fiscal Court meeting.
Director Locky Beasley currently has one full time paramedic and wants to add three more. He also wants to increase his number of full-time EMT's from five to seven.
Doing so would allow Todd County to offer the services of two ambulances 24 hours a day, six days a week. The county currently has one full-time ambulance and another crew that is on standby for when the primary ambulance is on a run.
Magistrate Brent Spurlin asked Beasley for some time before court made any decision, saying he wants the proposal to be part of the overall budget-making process.
Beasley says some of his part-time employees are already working full-time hours, as considered by the state, so he believes the move is the right way to go for Todd County.
Judge-Executive Daryl Greenfield cited rising costs for insurance and other bills as reason to proceed cautiously with the proposal and agreed with Spurlin that it should be part of the budget-making process. Magistrates Jimmy Turner and Alfred Blake volunteered to join Judge Greenfield and Treasurer Tammy Robertson in the early stages of the budget-making process, though a full special-called Fiscal Court meeting will be held before the spending plan is voted on for the first time.
In other business,Fiscal Court unanimously agreed to forward a $1,400 inheritance check from the estate of Bland Hardison of Muhlenberg County to the Christian County Animal Shelter. Every Kentucky county received the check that had to be used for the care taking of animals and Trigg and Todd counties both forwarded their money to Christitan since that's where their stray cats and dogs are taken.