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Traffic congestion riles up residents

The city has received a petition from residents along Edgewood Road and nearby streets asking the city to do something about the “noisy, congested traffic” in the area.

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Sale day process efficient

When the animals leave center stage at the annual Junior Fair Sale of Champions, a process honed by years of practice takes over to efficiently take the animals to market or to processors.

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Incorrect sales tax charged in F’town

The cash register at the Goodwill Score in Fredericktown was mistakenly set to charge too much sales tax, but the situation should be corrected.
The cash register was charging 7 percent sales tax, when Knox County’s tax is actually 6.75 percent.

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Regional planning personnel shuffled

The Regional Planning Commission acted Thursday to keep the Regional Planning office operating while Executive Secretary Darrel Severns is on medical leave.
According to Soil and Water Conservation District Administrator Rob Clendening, Severns was injured when the mower he was on overturned last Saturday.

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Sheriff, judge prepping for new probation program

Sheriff Dave Shaffer told commissioners Thursday he has met with Judge Richard Wetzel about the T-AP (Targeted Alternatives to Prison) and the court’s probation department is still working on the logistics for implementing the program.
T-AP is a program approved by the General Assembly to reduce the population at state prisons.

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Proposed tax to aid fire, police

As a result of the public hearing last week and the complexity of explaining the distribution of the proposed 1/2 percent income tax, Mount Vernon City Council on Wednesday quickly agreed on a new approach to selling the tax.

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Renacci hears from workers

The biggest problem in Washington, U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci told about 100 people gathered for a family open house at Heating and Cooling Products on Commerce Drive, is career politicians.

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