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Samantha Scoles/New John Jackson, left, is sworn in as the newest member of Centerburg Village Council by Mayor David Beck. Jackson earned the seat vacated by longtime councilwoman Susie Oswalt following interviews during a special meeting of village council Monday evening. Also interested in the position were former village administrator Phil Lohmeyer and resident James Nofsinger.

Jackson joins Centerburg council

John Jackson, left, is sworn in as the newest member of Centerburg Village Council by Mayor David Beck. Jackson earned the seat vacated by longtime councilwoman Susie Oswalt following interviews during a special meeting of village council Monday evening.

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Parking congestion a problem on Ewing St.

Parking took center stage during Monday’s Centerburg Village Council meeting as resident Greg Sands spoke with council regarding ongoing problems on North Ewing Street that pose dangers and bottlenecks in the area.

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Council picks income tax option

Mount Vernon City Council arrived at a consensus Tuesday night and has decided to ask the voters for a 1/2 percent income tax increase on the November ballot.

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New option in city quest for funds

Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis was hoping his City Finance Study Group would give a recommendation to City Council to request a 1/2 percent income tax increase on the November ballot. What he got from Monday’s meeting was an unexpected option.

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Jones pleads to Cottrell murder

Admitted cop killer Herschel R. Jones III, 33, will likely spend the rest of his life in prison, without the possibility of parole, after accepting a plea deal in Knox County Common Pleas Court today.

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County to hear public opinion on tax increase

Loss of state funding has taken its toll on government offices at every level from townships up to county coffers. In order to fill that gap on the county level, the board of commissioners is looking at increasing the sales tax by 1/2 of a percent.

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