Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News February 14, 2013

Library celebrating 125 years of service

MOUNT VERNON -- The Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County is 125 years old this year. It was first chartered as a municipal library and was located on the corner of Sugar and North Main Streets, across from the Congregational Church.

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Residents concerned about property rezoning

MOUNT VERNON -- Mount Vernon Municipal Planning Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to recommend rezoning of property at the corner of Ohio 13 and Upper Fredericktown Road.

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9-1-1 committee recommends consolidation

MOUNT VERNON -- The 9-1-1 Planning Committee voted unanimously Wednesday to recommend the plan to consolidate the two 9-1-1 call centers into one and send the plan on to the townships, villages and Mount Vernon City Council and then to the county commissioners for approval.

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Whit's plans location in Mount Vernon

MOUNT VERNON -- A local franchise of Whit's Frozen Custard is coming to Mount Vernon.

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Fredericktown school board approves new vision and mission

FREDERICKTOWN -- Acting upon the recommendation of a committee comprised of parents, teachers, students, school board members and administrators, the Fredericktown school board on Tuesday adopted new vision, mission, belief and value statements as follows.

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Beagle hunt expected to draw big national crowd

BUTLER TOWNSHIP -- The baying of beagles hot on the trail of rabbits will sound through the hills and fields of eastern Butler Township as the Backwoods Beagle Club hosts a United Kennel Club Eliminator event this weekend.

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Community input wanted in Mount Vernon superintendent search

MOUNT VERNON -- The Mount Vernon City School District's Board of Education is progressing in its search for a new school superintendent after accepting the resignation of Steve Short.

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Thefts reported at Curtis Inn

MOUNT VERNON -- According to Mount Vernon Police Department reports, a laptop computer and a cell phone were taken from a room at the Curtis Inn sometime between Feb. 7 and Feb. 12.

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