MT. VERNON — — Members of the Jefferson County Ministerial Alliance and volunteers from the community came together to deliver more than 700 baskets of food to community members in need on Friday. Donations to the annual event were down by 75 percent, said Randy Winn, one of the organizers, so more than 2,000 cans of food were purchased from Aldi. Donations came in from local schools and businesses such as Mt. Vernon Health Care. More than 90 volunteers from the Mt. Vernon Township High School student council, the MVTHS FFA, the Zadok Casey Middle School Beta Club and Corinthian Baptist Church showed up to help, though late deliveries of food hindered them a little. A group of seventh and eighth grade students from Dodds Grade School used their bus to take 30 baskets to residents of Rome Meadows
Ina man sentenced on drug charge
MT. VERNON — An Ina man has received a lengthy prison sentence after pleading guilty to making meth in his home.Jonathan Cooper, 42, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of unlawful participation in methamphetamine production, a Class 1 felony, andContinued ...
JFPD starts building fund
MT. VERNON — Jefferson Fire Protection District officials have set aside a building fund as part of a long-range plan to move out of its 74-year-old facility.“It’s a work in progress. It will probably be three years or better,” said Chief Robert BealContinued ...
D-80 registration set for Aug. 7 and 8
MT. VERNON — District 80 Schools will register students for the new school year from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 7 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Primary Center.Superintendent Mike Green said more than 1,000 students are expected to enroll over tContinued ...
Forum addresses drug abuse
MT. VERNON — A community forum will discuss an epidemic facing the region — prescription drug and opiate addiction.“It’s growing,” said Dan Beohmer, executive director of Comprehensive Connections. “It’s picked up quite a bit in the last year-and-a-hContinued ...
Three school mergers to be on ballot
MT. VERNON — Education officials confirmed Wednesday three school consolidation questions will be on the Nov. 4 ballot for Jefferson County.The proposed consolidations are for the Ina and Dodds grade school districts; the Woodlawn grade and high schoContinued ...
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