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County begins budget talks
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Budget discussions have kicked off in Warren County for fiscal year 2017-18. The proposed budgets of Warren County’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Rescue Squad, Sheriff’s Department, and Emergency Management Agency (EMA) have received preliminary discussion.EMS is requesting $3.32 million, which is unchanged from last year.Commissioner Carl D. Bouldin asked why EMS still has two full-time employees and one part-time employee in its billing department. Commissioners were told outsourcing the department’s billing to AMB, a national ambulance billing firm, would reduce the number of employees.“When we went to the new billing system, one of the positive inputs was that we had one lady and all she did was coding all day long,” said Bouldin.