Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News February 10, 2012

Candidates touch on variety of issues

MOUNT VERNON -- Issues of hydrofracking, new taxes, program cuts, voter ID and the right to bear arms were among the issues addressed Thursday evening when the Knox County 912 Patriots Group hosted a "Meet the Candidates"session at the Knox County Career Center.

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Mount Vernon residents starting to see change to bill

MOUNT VERNON -- Mount Vernon customers with American Electric Power who signed up for the local electric aggregation program by early December are starting to receive their first bills reflecting their 9 percent discount.

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Rolls employees some of many affected by contract dispute

MOUNT VERNON -- Rolls-Royce employees are among those individuals potentially impacted by the contract dispute between Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield and doctors employed by Knox Community Hospital; Anthem is the medical insurance carrier for Rolls.

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East Knox board honors Friel for 25 years of service

HOWARD -- The East Knox school family honored long-time secretary Caryl Friel during Wednesday's school board meeting.

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Grant makes a name for himself in 1862

February 1862 would bring some dramatic developments in the Civil War, but that wasn't obvious as the month began.

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Minton's season-high 27 leads Utica past Heath

UTICA -- Without Myranda Wolfe in the lineup, somebody had to step up for the host Utica Redskins. Thursday night, the entire team did.

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