Hamilton County seeks to soothe angst over health plan

photo Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger comments on a portion of his budget to county commissioners in this file photo.

In other business, the commmission* Voted to exempt unincorporated areas of the county from the recently passed distilleries law. Commissioner Jim Fields added an amendment to the resolution ensuring that those in unincorporated areas would be able to vote on a referendum to allow distilleries to operate.* Voted to accept a $43,302 Justice Assistance Grant for Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond's office.* Voted to buy a $121,641 dump truck for the highway department.* Voted to approve contracts for four staff members to work for Hamilton County Drug Court.