County Fire department update

Jefferson County Fire Rescue reported an average month for March, with 276 total calls. Of these, 233 were medical: a number that represents 84% of the total calls. Only 43 were fire-related. Fire-related calls represent a broad range of situations,…

Police Department busy in May

The Monticello Police Department (MPD) has been busy in the month of May, providing assistance to many citizens. In traffic-related incidents, MPD officers handled six road obstructions, one reckless driver, three hit-and-run-accidents, three additional accidents, and provided escort to one…

Scam artist gets prison time

A Florida man who defrauded numerous local residents about three years ago by posing as a Dish Network sales representative has gotten his comeuppance, thanks to the efforts of the offices of the Sheriff and State Attorney. Anthony W. Gerhold,…

Home burns

Amber Houston ECB Publishing, Inc. On Wednesday, June 17, at approximately 11 p.m., multiple fire departments were called to extinguish a house fire on Gamble Road. Thankfully the house was vacant: when responders arrived on scene they found a fully…