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Perkins rejects decision

A former Mount Vernon Police Department officer is looking to go back to the bargaining table after rejecting a judge’s decision for a settlement.

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Joshua Morrison/News Traffic on Main Street in Mount Vernon moves along at night as daytime construction work proceeds on three projects in the 100 block. Scaffolding has been erected at the Woodward Opera House annex as the parapet is reconstructed to better reflect the appearance from the 1880s.

Woolson, Woodward reach an agreement

A settlement has been reached between local business Woolson Company and the Woodward Development Corp. over damages caused by a fallen fire escape.

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Judge reviews case dismissal request

A prosecuting attorney said Thursday the state can prove an alleged drunk driving vehicular assault case brought against a Mount Vernon woman without blood alcohol test results.

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Teen ordered held at detention center

A Mount Vernon teen charged in juvenile court with making threats against his school is in detention again after allegedly stating he would carry out the threat no matter what.

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Joshua Morrison/News This house, at 118 E. High St., Mount Vernon, is the new county-owned Alpha and Omega House, which will offer rehabilitation programs for the county courts.

Alternatives to incarceration

County officials hope increased coordination with local agencies and adult probation will reduce criminal recidivism and lead many drug-related offenders to recovery.

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Teen reported missing *UPDATE*

A juvenile reported as missing by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office is not believed to be in danger of harm, Sheriff David Shaffer told the News this morning.

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