Washington County Sheriff Provides Update To Commissioners

Washington County Sheriff updated commissioners last week that the state department of corrections is running short of available beds and may begin reaching out to county jails for overflow capacity. Justin Cordry noted that they had little trouble accommodating mostly longer-term prisoners in the past, and that staff is familiar with the process, and that department of corrections is also familiar with the facility and track record.

Housing additional prisoners generates income, and the Washington County Jail currently has 28 inmates, including several from Gage and Saline counties in Nebraska. The sheriff’s office is getting a second patrol car, which will be funded through inmate commissary.

Commissioners conducted interviews last week with applicants for the communications director position. The 2024 budget hearing is set for August 21.

Derek Nester
Derek Nesterhttp://www.sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2020 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.


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