Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News March 29, 2012

Communication key when weather strikes

MOUNT VERNON -- When severe weather hits, maintaining lines of communication between responders is vital, but what if the towers are down, the cellular networks are compromised and the electrical power is out? When all else fails, amateur radio operators step up to the plate and get the messages through.

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Health board postpones decision on new levy

MOUNT VERNON -- The decision to pursue any future levy was postponed for one more month when the Knox County Board of Health met Wednesday evening at the Knox County Health Department.

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Easter egg hunts to be held

MOUNT VERNON -- The yearly community Easter egg hunt hosted by Whispering Hill Care Center will be Saturday at 10 a.m.

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Mount Vernon boys tennis team shows improvement

MOUNT VERNON -- The Mount Vernon Yellow Jacket boys tennis team is loaded with seniors and off to a strong start in 2012, after handily defeating visiting Mansfield Madison on a windy Wednesday afternoon.

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