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Mount Vernon Municipal Court Judge John Thatcher, right, recognized The Community Foundation of Mount Vernon and Knox County, the City of Mount Vernon and Ariel Foundation for their assistance purchasing an X-ray machine and metal detector for a security checkpoint on the third floor. The equipment cost approximately $27,000. Arranging the checkpoint required modifications to the lobby and installation of security cameras. Pictured with Thatcher are, from left, Sam Barone, with the Community Foundation; Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis; and court security officer Tom Brown. Request this photo



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