Suspect in St. Louisville homicide dies

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COLUMBUS — A spokesperson for Grent Medical Center in Columbus has confirmed that Phillip Mascari, 43, Columbus, died on Tuesday at 4:40 p.m. Mascari was the prime suspect in Monday’s murder of Katherine Russ of St. Louisville. Authorities found Russ dead in her home Monday evening and put out a description looking for the vehicle… Read more »

Water main break

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A waterline to a city fire hydrant broke overnight Sunday in the faculty parking lot at the west end of Pleasant Street Elementary School.

Missing person

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The Children's Resource Center reported that one of the juveniles housed there left the facility without permission after dinner Monday.

VSO demands money left out of budget

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MOUNT VERNON — During a budget meeting with the Knox County Commissioners on Monday, representatives from the Knox County Veterans Service Office and commission demanded $58,291 which the commissioners left out of the VSO's 2011 budget.

City auditor receives award

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MOUNT VERNON — Terry Scott, auditor for the city of Mount Vernon, received the Making Your Tax Dollars Count Award from the Auditor of State's Office during Monday's Mount Vernon City Council meeting.

Shaw served Centerburg community well

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CENTERBURG — Described as a civic-minded person, Centerburg Mayor George Shaw's ambition was to serve his community, and that is what he did until his death on Thursday, Dec. 23.