Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News July 24, 2012

Kids and calves highlight fair

MOUNT VERNON -- Dairy, goat and poultry shows -- along with equestrian competitions -- highlighted junior fair activities Monday at the Knox County Fair. The swine show took place Monday evening.

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Junior Fair goes to the dogs

MOUNT VERNON -- The Junior Fair and 4-H dog show took place Monday evening, which included classes such as agility, canine fashion show, musical sitting and downing, as well as the presentation of awards for obedience, showmanship and canine knowledge.

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Collins found guilty of two minor charges

MOUNT VERNON -- After four and a half days of trial, it took the jury about eight hours to reach its verdict: Not guilty on seven counts, guilty on only two.

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Downtown truck traffic still an issue

MOUNT VERNON -- Truck traffic along downtown's Main Street was topic of conversation for the Mount Vernon City Council again Monday night.

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Council grants power to inspector

MOUNT VERNON -- Despite a contentious committee meeting regarding an ordinance that ultimately gives power to Terry Davis, Mount Vernon Fire Department's fire inspector, to investigate arsons and make arrests, the measure passed unanimously during the legislative session.

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Wild action at demolition derby

MOUNT VERNON -- Randy Childers says it's time to retire. The 46-year-old mail carrier from Glenmont claimed his third championship at the demolition derby event in the Knox County Fair on Monday.

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