With its current contract for medical services for inmates at the Dickson County Jail expiring at the end of this month, the county will renew that agreement for another year after it has been unable to come to terms on a contract with a new provider. Mayor Bob Rial told the county commission Tuesday night that Sheriff Jeff Bledsoe wants to explore other options after not being able to work out a contract with Correct Health, which had presented the lowest-priced proposal at $755,000 in October. Correct Health’s proposal represented a $200,000 savings over what the jail had spent under its current contract with Southern Health Partners and Bledsoe said he is working to make sure the county saves every dollar it can. “We don’t want to rush through it here at the end because we’re looking for the best alternatives for our county and we have a potential for quite a few dollars to save with the new contract,” Bledsoe said. County attorney Brian Ragan said the county would allow its contract with Southern Health Partners to automatically renew for another year on Feb. 1 while the county still explores other options. “But the contract has a provision that says that either party may terminate the contract at any time without cause upon 60 days notice,” Ragan said. Rial said the discussion on a new health services proposal at the jail will be continued at the commission’s Feb. 3 work session.