With a few relatively minor changes, the Henry County Fiscal Court has approved the first reading of the 2012-2013 county budget.
One key change for the county will be a continuing decline in revenue for EMS.
Henry County Judge Executive John Logan Brent told the court that EMS revenue is down about $250,000 from where it was in the past. Three years ago, he said, revenue was over $600,000 just for EMS, thanks primarily to non-emergency transports.
As the economy worsened, the number of those transports dropped.