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Mount Vernon News January 15, 2013

Fredericktown sixth-grader wins county spelling bee

DANVILLE -- It took 26 rounds of competition to identify the 2013 Knox County Middle School Spelling Bee Champion.

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EKCJFD gets latest in heart equipment

DANVILLE -- The Eastern Knox County Joint Fire District has acquired the latest in heart monitoring equipment, a Lifepak 15.

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Mount Vernon school board reduces work force

MOUNT VERNON -- The Mount Vernon school board on Monday took action to save money by making reductions in its work force.

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Mount Vernon Fire Department to hire 3 temporary firefighters

MOUNT VERNON -- Mount Vernon City Council approved an emergency measure Monday night that will allow the fire department to hire three firefighters on a temporary basis until permanent positions become available through retirement.

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Reed to lead commissioners in 2013

MOUNT VERNON -- Roger Reed was appointed as president of the Knox County Board of Commissioners for 2013 during its annual reorganizational meeting Monday morning.

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Morning meeting mostly mundane

DANVILLE -- The Saturday morning meeting of the Danville Board of Education was largely routine, Treasurer Mary Payne told the News on Monday.

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How to choose your electric supplier

MOUNT VERNON -- For consumers, flipping an electric switch makes them think twice these days as a result of the utility's deregulation.

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Medical scholarships available through foundation

MOUNT VERNON -- The Community Foundation of Mount Vernon &Knox County is now accepting applications for the Lillian C. Hickman Medical Scholarships.

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Registration open for Storytime at library

MOUNT VERNON -- Registration is open for the winter-spring sessions of Storytime and Baby Storyland at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry St., Mount Vernon.

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Mount Vernon's 14-0 run shocks Centerburg

CENTERBURG -- "They didn't quit."With three words, Mount Vernon girls basketball coach Joe Rucker summed up his team's performance at Centerburg on Monday.

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