Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News January 29, 2013

Fogle offended by raise

MOUNT VERNON -- A city employee made a pitch to Mount Vernon City Council on Monday night for a pay raise much higher than the 23-cent-an-hour raise proposed in legislation.

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Prosecutor checking into sales tax request

MOUNT VERNON -- The Knox County Commissioners met with County Prosecutor John Thatcher, Monday afternoon, to find out exactly what options they have in regards to enacting an additional sales tax to pay for road and bridge repair and maintenance.

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City Council approves $44 million budget

MOUNT VERNON -- Mount Vernon City Council approved a $44 million budget Monday night after passing legislation accepting a $34 million supplemental budget.

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Knox Community Hospital reduces work force by 16 positions

MOUNT VERNON -- As announced in December, Knox Community Hospital, in a cost-saving move, has reduced its workforce.

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Commissioners hear jobless rate, state funding concerns

MOUNT VERNON -- Knox County Jobs and Family Services director Matthew Kurtz provided updates to the Knox County Commissioners Monday, noting that the jobless rate in Knox County increased slightly.

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Miller: Health Department budget tight this year

MOUNT VERNON -- Finances and departmental plans for the year were the topics of discussion when Knox County Health Commissioner Julie Miller gave her quarterly health department update to the Knox County Board of Commissioners on Monday morning.

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Name changes for roads on south end of city

MOUNT VERNON -- By this time next year, two road name changes will be in effect near the city's industrial park.

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Maysville pours it on depleted Bulldogs

HOWARD -- The East Knox Bulldogs faced impossible odds on Monday.

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