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Pam Schehl/News Friday’s high winds upended this tree on the corner of Catherine and Oak streets in Mount Vernon, sending it into the power lines across the street where it briefly caught on fire. Tree crews on site were waiting for AEP to ground the tree before removing it. AEP said 1,438 customers in Mount Vernon were without power as a result of the storm. As of press time, most had their power restored.

Tree knocks out power

Friday’s high winds upended this tree on the corner of Catherine and Oak streets in Mount Vernon, sending it into the power lines across the street where it briefly caught on fire.

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July 8, 2017

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Hot wheels

The Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County held a free outdoor party Thursday, “Hang out with Wheels,” as part of the summer reading program, “Build a Better World.”

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July 7, 2017

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Fred Main/News Lady Amvets runner Kate Merillat, left, scampers back to second base as Right Angle Construction shortstop Sammy Smith waits on the throw during their Mount Vernon Girls Softball League 16 and Under tournament championship game June 25.

Girls softball tournament results

Lady Amvets runner Kate Merillat, left, scampers back to second base as Right Angle Construction shortstop Sammy Smith waits on the throw during their Mount Vernon Girls Softball League 16 and Under tournament championship game June 25.

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July 1, 2017

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Nick Sabo/News This tree limb caused exterior and interior damage to the home of Ole and Toni Hagan in the 900 block of East Chestnut Street after it fell on their roof Wednesday. The branch knocked a hole in the roof, damaged the chimney, and shattered plaster on the ceiling and walls inside the home.

Branching out

This tree limb caused exterior and interior damage to the home of Ole and Toni Hagan in the 900 block of East Chestnut Street after it fell on their roof Wednesday.

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June 30, 2017

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