Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News February 15, 2013

One person killed in Shirley Avenue fire

MOUNT VERNON -- One person is dead and three families have been displaced as a result of a fire in an apartment at 209 Shirley Avenue Thursday evening.

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Morgan Township Trustees concerned about damage

MOUNT VERNON -- Morgan Township Trustees are worried the township will not be adequately paid for damage to a township road damaged while Devon Energy drilled its unsuccessful shale well on the Sensibaugh farm near Utica.

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Curtis fails inspection; trespasser arrested

MOUNT VERNON -- A failed inspection by three government agencies continues to keep the Curtis Inn closed.

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Curtis Inn a home for out-of-town man

MOUNT VERNON -- While the Curtis Inn may not have a stellar reputation in the city, there are guests who don't fit into the "criminal culture"that is connected with the hotel.

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KAT makes impressive report to county

MOUNT VERNON -- Knox Area Transit administrator Hilary Patterson reported considerable activity for 2012 when she reported to the Knox County Commissioners on Thursday.

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ESC to lose state funding for gifted, early childhood education

MOUNT VERNON -- The governing board of the Knox County Educational Service Center got a nasty surprise at its meeting Wednesday -- If nothing changes in HB 59 between now and July 1, the ESC will lose 100 percent of the state foundation money it currently gets for gifted and early childhood program services.

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Four arrested on drug charges

MOUNT VERNON -- Four persons were arrested on drug charges Thursday following a search of a Hyatt Road house, Knox County Sheriff David Shaffer announced.

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Newark Road Church of Christ announces new minister

MOUNT VERNON -- The Newark Road Church of Christ, 1200 Newark Road, announces Tyler Smith as the new minister.

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