MOUNT VERNON — An informational meeting to determine what can be done in Knox County regarding vicious dogs and animal bites took place Thursday afternoon at the Knox County Commissioners’ office. Attending Thursday’s meeting with commissioners Teresa Bemiller, Thom Collier and Roger Reed were Julie Miller, Nate Overholt and Terri Hillier, representing the Knox County Health Department; Knox County Dog Warden Jordan Barnard; Mount Vernon City Law Director Chip McConville and Knox County Assistant Prosecutor Joe Saks.

“We just want to brainstorm to see if there’s any need to move forward in regards to vicious animals,” said Knox County Health Commissioner Julie Miller. “My concern is the regulations and if there is anything more we can do to help Jordan (dog warden) or the health department do. We’ve had a number of bites in the last couple of months with pitbulls. I don’t want to target pitbulls, but it’s unfortunate we’ve had a number of cases lately that involve them.”

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