Cable firm to expand services in New Columbus

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By Molly Haines

Residents of the Hwy. 607 area could soon have a new company to choose from for cable and Internet service.
Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said Williamstown Cable and Internet already cover a portion of New Columbus.
The company is expected to come further into the Hwy. 607 area, pending a second reading of an ordinance giving the company permission to do so.
The Owen County Fiscal Court held the first reading on the ordinance at its March 12 meeting.
Keith said the company would not prevent other cable and Internet services from coming into the area.
The area the company will cover will depend on the amount of a grant the company will receive for the work, which has yet to be determined.
The court also approved to switch ambulance billing companies.
Keith said the county had used Software Development, Inc., but will soon switch to MED3000, Inc.
“According to state law government entities cannot forgive a debt against them,” Keith said. “So if you owe an ambulance bill, you owe it and it’s in your best interest to get it processed as soon as possible. It’s very important to use correct terminology when filing medical claims, so that is the reason we outsource this type of thing. We feel MED3000 may be able to offer services we’ve not had before.”