MT. VERNON — — Derrick Gaither of Woodlawn has been sworn in as the newest officer for the Mt. Vernon Police Department. Gaither, the son of Tom and Denise Gaither of Woodlawn, has been serving as an officer in Woodlawn prior to his transfer to MVPD, according to Chief Chris Mendenall. Mendenall said with Gaither’s hiring, the department is up to full staff with 44 officers — two of which are funded through grants. Gaither has already received training at the police academy and will be completing 12 weeks of field training in Mt. Vernon. “I got into police work about a year ago, and fell in love with it,” Derrick Gaither said. “It’s something I’ve wanted to do since I was a kid.”
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 ...
Annual 4-H BBQ Saturday
MT. VERNON — For about 40 years, the Jefferson County 4-H has been sponsoring an annual barbecue — and this year is no different.“It’s been going on for many, many years,” said Mary Ann Dagg, 4-H leader and one of the coordinators of the barbecue thiContinued ...
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 ...
Support group may disband
MT. VERNON — A 10-year run of providing gift cards for local troops may be coming to an end.Operation Iraqi Freedom was formed in 2004 by David Keen and the late Joyce Poorman.The organization has provided gift cards during the Christmas holidays toContinued ...
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 ...
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