Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News January 18, 2013

Frost's friends show their support

HOWARD -- A second setback in less than five months'time has befallen one local youth. But leave it to the East Knox community to provide an emotional lift when things get tough.

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Fire chiefs support 9-1-1 dispatchers move

MOUNT VERNON -- Area fire chiefs support the consolidation of the Mount Vernon City and Knox County 9-1-1 dispatch centers as well as moving the combined center to a discrete location where dispatchers would be less distracted from their primary duties.

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EMA director concerned with staffing issues

MOUNT VERNON -- Emergency Management Director Mark Maxwell discussed staffing with the EMA board Thursday, explaining that he spoke with a director in Butler County who has five full-time employees on staff.

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Sheriff clarifies budget questions

MOUNT VERNON -- Some budget questions were clarified Thursday afternoon when Sheriff David Shaffer and Jan Wasiluk, administrative assistant, met with the board of commissioners.

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Construction progressing on Howard wastewater plant

MOUNT VERNON -- Progress on the construction of the new wastewater treatment plant in Howard was the report from county water/wastewater superintendent Ray Withers when he met with the Knox County Board of Commissioners on Thursday morning.

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Knox County Board of DD to seek levy

MOUNT VERNON -- The renewal of an operations levy will be brought to Knox County voters in the May 7 primary election as announced Thursday morning by Steve Oster, superintendent of the Knox County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

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Heating cost help available

MOUNT VERNON -- The Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland Community Action Commission's Emergency HEAP program continues to serve those in need with their home heating bills.

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Offices to close for holiday

MOUNT VERNON -- The following area offices and businesses will be closed Monday in observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Dush basket sends Utica past Freddies

FREDERICKTOWN -- It's only fitting that two teams tied for first place should play right to the final buzzer.

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