Mount Vernon News

By Mount Vernon News
February 25, 2013 10:15 am EST


MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County Commissioners are being sued by a former Knox County resident after a 2011 flood caused damage to her Banning Road home.


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The suit, Loretta A. Hains v. Knox County Commissioners, filed earlier this month, cites five counts including negligence, failure to inspect, and wanton and reckless disregard. The complaint asks for a judgment in an amount in excess of $25,000, as well as attorney fees and court costs.

The complaint charges that the county was responsible for the installation of a temporary bridge that caused the flooding to Hains’ home. It further states that the county failed to construct the bridge in a manner to prevent flooding.

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