Knox County residents, and villages, are all set for the Christmas season with stunning light displays such as this scene along Middle Path in Gambier. The Mount Vernon News and mountvernonnews.com is proud to present a series of videos showcasing the festive mood of the season. Christmas lights from around the county will be featured in daily videos starting today and running through Christmas Eve.
Knox County Sheriff David Barber informed the board of commissioners Thursday afternoon that the Fraternal Order of Police union had voted to accept a slightly modified furlough plan.
“All indication [points to] a child with a lighter started the fire,” said Eastern Knox County Joint Fire District Chief Larry Stimpert, after fire gutted an apartment in Danville Commons on Thursday.
Water and wastewater issues were on the agenda for Thursday morning’s meetings of the Knox County Board of Commissioners.
A city ordinance forbids motorists from parking vehicles on public streets any time wihtin twenty-four hours after a snow fall of three inches or more. Such parking is allowed after the snow has been removed. Streets designated as snow removal streets in the city are:
Level 1 Snow Alert — Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads are also icy; drive carefully.
Level 2 Snow Advisory — Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roadways. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work.
Level 3 Snow Emergency — All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be out during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. Those traveling on the roadways may subject themselves to arrest.
An Associated Press review has found that between 2007 and 2008 two dozen states passed new laws loosening gun restrictions. Most changes were in Southern and Western states.
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