County, city agree on jail contract

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MOUNT VERNON — A jail contract, a water meter-reading system and a city wastewater contract were the topics of discussion when Mount Vernon City Council and the Knox County Commissioners conducted their annual combined meeting Monday evening at the Knox County Service Center.

Council considers rezoning request

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MOUNT VERNON — Midwest Innovations is hoping a rezoning request made to the city of Mount Vernon will be approved so that it can move its current facility from the Harcourt Road area to Taylor Road on the city's north side.

KCH $37 million project approved through HUD

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — New federal resources will help support the renovation and expansion of a Knox County hospital. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, announced today that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will approve a $37.1 million mortgage loan for Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.

Appraiser suspended

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COLUMBUS — A Newark appraiser was fined and suspended for her work on the property purchased in 2010 by the Knox County Park District for the Honey Run Highlands Park.