Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News January 17, 2013

Sheriff, chief question 9-1-1 move

MOUNT VERNON -- Knox County's 9-1-1 operations currently work out of two dispatch centers -- one dispatching city law enforcement and fire personnel and one addressing county first responders.

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Monroe Township allows expansion of Little Puppies Online

MOUNT VERNON -- Monroe Township's zoning board of appeals recently approved a conditional use variance for Nathan and Sara Bazler, owners of Little Puppies Online, to build a facility on a property located on O'Brien Road.

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Output 'disappointing'from Utica well

UTICA -- Devon Energy has all but given up on its Utica Shale well outside of Utica. The well was "abandoned"according to Tim Hartley, senior communications specialist with Devon.

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Finances focus of Mount Vernon school board work session

MOUNT VERNON -- The Mount Vernon Board of Education met in open session for a work session on Saturday, Jan. 12, to make a comprehensive review of the school district's current financial status, understand the factors that are unknown at this time that will have an effect on the financial projections and discuss the need for and amount of a levy to be on the May 7, 2013 ballot.

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Approval granted for water well variance

MOUNT VERNON -- Approval was granted for a private water system variance by the Knox County Board of Health when it met in special session this morning at the Knox County Health Department.

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Reverse mortgages an option for seniors

Americans value fame. We'll buy Chanel No. 5 from Brad Pitt or a T-Mobile cellphone from Catherine Zeta-Jones. And although senior citizens may be skeptics, they aren't immune to starpower.

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County awarded food and shelter funds

MOUNT VERNON -- Knox County has been awarded $9,785 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county, the Knox County Commissioners announced Tuesday.

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Freddies, Trojans fall in MBC duals

FREDERICKTOWN -- It was Licking County versus Knox County, and the former made it a clean sweep.

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