Coffing promoted to CEO of CES

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MOUNT VERNON — Jeff Wells, president of the Board of Directors of CES Credit Union, announced Friday, that the board has promoted Sandy Coffing as the president and chief executive officer of CES Credit Union. Coffing has served as interim CEO since June, and has held the positions of member service representative, branch manager of… Read more »

Knox County 911 system knocked out; backup system in place

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By CHUCK MARTINNews Staff Reporter MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County 911 emergency call system went down Friday afternoon, but a backup measure soon allowed emergency calls to get through. Director Rick Dzik said he received a call from a dispatcher about 2:30 p.m., reporting that they were having trouble answering calls. They would hear… Read more »

2013 Christmas Parade entries

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December 1, 2013 Parade entries can begin to line up at 10 a.m. at United Precast Industries LLC on Howard Street. Judging begins at 12:00 p.m. All entries are asked to be in place by 1:30 p.m. The parade starts at 2:30 p.m. Entries and their order include: 1 Mount Vernon Police Department 2 Mount… Read more »

Zion Lodge elects officers

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Members of the Mount Zion Lodge 9, F&AM, met recently and elected officers for 2014. Pictured are, front row from left, Charles Brenneman, treasurer; Jeffery Bartlett Sr., steward; Douglas Lichtenwalter Sr., warden; Dr. Robert Atwell, master; Jay Sheldon Jr., warden; and Matthew Tripp Sr., deacon. Back row, from left, are Arthur Crim, trustee; Keith Jacks,… Read more »

Knox County hosts Relay for Life 2014 season kickoff

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MOUNT VERNON — The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Knox County Committee conducted its 2014 season kickoff meeting at the Mount Vernon Fire Department on Nov. 21. Team captains from the 2013 season attended to hear about plans for the 2014 season. If you are a new team or thinking about developing a… Read more »

Runners brave low temps at Turkey Trot

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MOUNT VERNON — The Food for the Hungry Drive received the support of 134 runners and walkers and eight volunteers on Thursday morning. They took part in the third annual Mount Vernon Running Buddies Turkey Trot 5K, which was held on the campus of Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Despite temperatures that were 20 degrees colder… Read more »

City leaf pickup finished

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MOUNT VERNON — As of Friday, Nov. 22, leaf pickup in the City of Mount Vernon is finished. For those still needing to dispose of loose leaves, the lead drop off site at Ariel-Foundation Park (west entrance off of Harcourt Road) will be open through Friday, Dec. 6, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The… Read more »

Area elementary, middle school students fight hunger

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MOUNT VERNON — Elementary and middle school students are fighting hunger in Knox County. The 2013 Central Knox County Food for the Hungry School Drive has been planned with the help of the Psi Iota Xi Sorority. Donations will benefit the 32st annual Food for the Hungry Drive. The children are demonstrating that you are… Read more »

Weather: Sunny today!

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With a high of 34F and a low of 20F. Sunrise: November 29, 2013 at 07:30AM Sunset: November 29, 2013 at 05:04PM Get more information here

Coscia family thankful for each new addition

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The Coscia family came together Nov. 20 at Franklin County Probate Court for Laurynn’s adoption. Robert and Marjorie’s children wear red numbered shirts to feature the year of their adoption. Back row, from left, Kamryn; Melissa; Corey, holding his son, and his wife, Brittany Coscia; Hunter; Marjorie, holding Laurynn; and Robert. Front row, from left,… Read more »

2013 Christmas Walk Schedule of Events

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Sunday, December 1, 2013 Open House with downtown merchants Mount Vernon Christmas Parade – 2:30 p.m. Coordinated by the Mount Vernon News Traditional Tree Lighting and Caroling for Christ — Public Square, 5 p.m.   The Alcove Restaurant — Chili for sale in front of restaurant. Children can decorate holiday cookies and enjoy free holiday… Read more »