Nicholas County EMS will stay open after threats of possible shutdown

By: Sam Smith Email
By: Sam Smith Email

CARLISLE, Ky. (WKYT) - Days after a Kentucky ambulance service goes bankrupt, county officials find a way to keep people covered. MedCorp declared bankruptcy, it was the parent company of Nicholas County EMS.

The building, equipment, licenses, and certificates are all in the county's name. MedCrop was responsible administrative control. Nicholas County officials met Tuesday afternoon and decided to take on MedCorp's duties, effective Wednesday.

The service covers all of Nicholas County and the southern half of Robertson County, a total of 9,000 people.

Judge Executive Mike Pryor says operations will continue as normal for at least 30 days.

"During that time we'd like to be able to put together a bid process or a quote process that would allow companies to give us a price for running the service from now on," said Pryor.

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