Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News April 30, 2012

More businesses opening up

MOUNT VERNON -- The business outlook in the county continues to improve as more and more individuals are taking on new commercial ventures.

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Safety event informative despite rain

MOUNT VERNON -- Dangers and the life challenges that confront children never take a day off for bad weather, but the 2nd Annual Children's Safety Day was cut short Saturday by rain and a cold breeze, with a bit of sleet thrown in for good measure.

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Grant is key to proposed Fredericktown trail

FREDERICKTOWN -- A grant application with a May 1 deadline may hold the key to the Fredericktown bike path becoming a reality.

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Warm spring has little effect on bees, fruits

MOUNT VERNON -- Take an early, warm spring, mix it with fluctuating temperatures through April and a couple nights with frost, and it raises the question: What effect has it had on orchard crops and on bees, which are so important to the pollination of orchards?

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Four sentenced in felony cases

MOUNT VERNON -- On Friday, April 27, Knox County Common Pleas Court Judge Otho Eyster handed down sentences in four felony cases, according to Prosecutor John Thatcher.

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Mount Gilead coach reaches swimming landmark

MOUNT VERNON -- A thousand miles. It's longer than a drive to St. Louis and back. It will take you to a sunny beach in Florida or to frigid International Falls, Minnesota. It's nearly the length of the mighty Mississippi River.

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