The commission also approved $98,000 to buy seven new devices that do automatic chest compressions.
Dr. David Seidler, director of the county ambulance authority, said the devices will help emergency responders revive or keep alive cardiac arrest patients. The devices, which cost about $14,000 apiece, press down on the patient's chest and free up a first responder's hands to try to get the patient air.
"We think it will help improve outcomes as far as cardiac resuscitation," Seidler told the commission.
The ambulance authority plans to place the devices in parts of the county that have the most cardiac-related calls.
The commission also gave $35,000 in grants to the county circuit court's drug court program, which officials said is helping addicts clean up their act and reducing the recidivism rate.
The commission, acting in its capacity as the Board of Equalization and Review, continued to hear complaints about property taxes.