The Knox County Sheriff’s Office warns counterfeit money being passed in Knox County

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MOUNT VERNON — Sheriff deputies have taken several reports of counterfeit money being passed at local businesses. The first reports were involving one dollar and five dollar bills. Yesterday, deputies took a second report of twenty dollar bills being passed. Most of the businesses appear to be bars and gas stations. The Knox County Sheriff’s… Read more »

Mount Vernon icon reopens

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MOUNT VERNON — It was a fixture on the Square at the corner of West High Street for decades, "an icon of Mount Vernon" according to the new owner, the refurbished High Restaurant reopened under new management Monday.

Storm water appeals held

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MOUNT VERNON — A public hearing regarding appeals with the county storm water administrator took place Thursday afternoon at the county commissioners' office.

Friends still long for answers in killing

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MOUNT VERNON — Two years ago, on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009, Jean Davis was fatally shot outside her home on Dennis Church Road. The investigation into her death is ongoing, and Davis' friends continue to remember her and to miss her. They also long for answers.

Window display winners

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MOUNT VERNON — The 2011 Heritage Centre Association Christmas Window Display winners have been announced for the delightful decorations celebrating the holidays filling the windows of downtown businesses.