Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News February 28, 2012

Students show support for teacher

MOUNT VERNON -- The actions of administrators at the Knox County Career Center in having the engineering drafting instructor escorted from the building on Friday have ignited a firestorm throughout the county.

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Simmons honored by council

MOUNT VERNON -- Former Mount Vernon resident Ellamae Simmons was recognized by Mount Vernon City Council on Monday night in honor of Black History Month.

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Body found in apartment

MOUNT VERNON -- The body of a Mount Vernon man was discovered Sunday in an apartment on Walnut Street.

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2011: A good year for county visitors bureau

MOUNT VERNON -- The past year was an "incredibly good"one for the Knox County Convention and Visitors Bureau, director Pat Crow told the county commissioners Monday.

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Inventory legislation postponed indefinitely

MOUNT VERNON -- Issues of an inventory policy and financing a maintenance building faced the Mount Vernon City Council when it met Monday evening in council chambers.

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Bricker honored by KCRF

MOUNT VERNON -- Korby Bricker was formally recognized for his efforts to revitalize and restore the High Restaurant when the 2012 Award for Outstanding Architectural Restoration or Contribution to the Community was presented by the Knox County Renaissance Foundation.

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Sewer connections progressing

MOUNT VERNON -- An update was given on the county wastewater upgrade projects on Monday when the Knox County Board of Commissioners met with county water/wastewater superintendent Ray Withers.

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