Local News

City of Mount Vernon to Observe Memorial Day Monday

Memorial Day is Monday May 29th and the City of Mount Vernon will be having a number of events. A parade will begin at 1030am and have a new route this year. The parade will begin at the intersection of East High Street and George Street and ends at the Memorial Building, the parade will not to to the public …

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Book Warehouse Opens This weekend in Mount Vernon

The Friends of the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County Book Warehouse will again open its doors to the public for the summer on Saturday, May 27, 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. at 13081 Coffing Road, Mount Vernon. Friends of the Library volunteers have stocked thousands of new and used books, videos, DVD’s, CD’s, audiobooks, records and magazines that …

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Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County to Show Movie Weds

A free screening of the thought-provoking film “Concussion,” (PG-13) will be held in partnership with NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Knox/Licking County on Wednesday, May 24, 6:30 p.m. at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street. Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed in May in the United States since 1949, reaching millions …

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Final Drug Town Hall in Mount Vernon focuses on Providing Help

The final Town Hall: Drugs and Our Community Series will be Tuesday Night May 23rd at Twin Oak Elementary School in Mount Vernon. Community Recovery and Addiction Resources Learn about recovery services and resources currently available to citizens of Knox County ** Prescription Drug Collection Point will be provided** MV Fire Department and Fredericktown EMS Vehicle Display Ashley Didinger, KSAAT …

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Police Chief: Police Scanner encryption a Safety Issue

Many people in Knox County believe that their safety is compromised after a decision was made to encrypt the police scanners in the County. The Police Chief with the Mount Vernon Police Department says the encryption of the police scanner is a safety issue in another way. Police Chief Roger Monroe says that Emergency Services and Fire Services are not …

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Swat Situation in Mount Vernon ends early Monday Morning

A standoff in Mount Vernon ended early Monday morning. People in Knox County got a text alert to stay inside their home after gunshots were heard in the city. The Mount Vernon Police Department was trying to make contact with a man barricaded inside the home and they apprehended suspects early Monday after SWAT entered the residence on Prospect Street. …

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Central Ohio Cruise In Saturday in Centerburg

On Saturday May 20th the Central Ohio Cruise In will take place at Centerburg High School on Columbus Road. The event is hosted by Boy Scout Troop 382 and will happen from 10am-4pm. There will be trophies, food, music and fun. All street vehicles are welcome. There is a 10 dollar registration fee and registration will be from 9am to …

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Mount Vernon High School Changes Graduation Location

Due to the forecasted inclement weather for the weekend, graduation will be held at The Chapel at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Commencement will begin promptly at 3:00 PM.  Three times in the last 21 years, commencement has had to be held indoors at the high school due to inclement weather and looking at the expected temperatures and the increased seating …

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Spring Clean Up at Ariel Foundation Park set for Saturday

Ariel-Foundation Park will hold a spring clean-up event on Saturday, May 20, for community members and organizations or groups interested in volunteering to pick up trash and weed mulch beds. Interested parties should meet Park Manager Scott Zimmerman at the Rastin Tower at 9 a.m. on May 20 to receive a work assignment. It would be helpful if individuals or …

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Fredericktown to Clean Up Graffiti Saturday

On Saturday, May 20th at 10:00 am, members of the Fredericktown Neighborhood Watch Group and Fredericktown Police Department will begin covering up the graffiti under the Mill Street bridge. The group will begin the project by applying a primer coat to the concrete pillars and then complete the project with an anti-graffiti paint. The anti-graffiti application will allow any future …

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