Ambulance purchased without prior knowledge of Fiscal Court
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
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Trigg County Hospital Ambulance Director Allen Jones (above) asked the Trigg County Fiscal Court to pay off a $25,000 ambulance that is already up and running.</i>
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Trigg County Hospital Ambulance Director Allen Jones (above) asked the Trigg County Fiscal Court to pay off a $25,000 ambulance that is already up and running.

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Magistrates on the Trigg County Fiscal Court are unsure if they should spend $25,000 to pay off a loan on an ambulance that’s already in service.

At their Monday evening meeting, District One Magistrate Mike Wright moved to table Trigg County Hospital Ambulance Director Allen Jones’ request until their next meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 18. District Five Magistrate Rick Nelson seconded that motion, and the vote was unanimous. Nelson said this was the first he had heard of this request.

Jones said he was asking for the county to help pay off a loan at Heritage Bank, which financed the purchase of the ambulance. He also said they were scheduled to purchase a new ambulance during the next fiscal year, but with the discounted price, the ambulance in question was “dropped in my lap.”

“Early in December, I was contacted by an ambulance vendor, asking me if I was interested in maybe purchasing a 2013 Duramax diesel Chevrolet early at a $30,000 discount,” said Jones.

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