Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News January 25, 2013

St. Vincent fourth overall in Future City competition

MOUNT VERNON -- Pulchra Oppidum, or Beautiful City, St. Vincent de Paul School's entry in the 2013 Future City competition, placed fourth overall and received some special awards as well.

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City settles on temporary 2013 budget

MOUNT VERNON -- Decisions were made, and the annual budget was set by the city of Mount Vernon's appropriations committee on Jan. 19. City Auditor Terry Scott told the News that a balanced budget was reached Saturday after cutbacks were made to a few requests which had been submitted.

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Elections board seeing increase in expenses

MOUNT VERNON -- The option to be able to vote early in an election may be a nice option for some people. But it has come with a price.

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Sales tax for roads in other counties a success

MOUNT VERNON -- Infrastructure, particularly roads and bridges, is an important part of modern life, but repair and maintenance of those essentials doesn't come cheap.

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Concealed carry applications rise

MOUNT VERNON -- The number of concealed carry weapon applications is up at the Knox County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff David Shaffer expects to see 100 application this month.

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Light bulb cause of fire

BRINKHAVEN -- A light bulb used for heat in a dog kennel was the apparent cause of a fire near Brinkhaven on Tuesday.

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Highland gives up lead, falls in final seconds

SPARTA -- As a team filled with youth, the Highland Scots are still learning the ropes.

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