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 ...
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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