Leaf collection got off to good start this week, Street Superintendent Tom Hinkle reported at the mayor’s weekly press briefing, despite delays due to some rain and cold, plus a broken piece of equipment that put one truck out of operation for part of a day.
City Council will continue its discussions on several significant issues Tuesday, including the proposed property registry, “vaping” and parking regulations in the central business district.
The Mount Vernon Historic Review Commission voted Thursday to grant the certificate of appropriateness for the International Church of the Four-Square Gospel to raze the 1890s-vintage house on its property on North Main Street and replace it with a grassy area.
There’s a Tyrannosaurus Rex lurking at the new inclusive playground, now under construction at Memorial Park. Not a real T. Rex, of course, but a sculpture of the skull, ribcage and tail of every kid’s favorite dinosaur, which they will be able to play on, in and around.
You could hear them coming — police and sheriff’s cruisers, and maybe 100 or more motorcycles, all escorting a semi-trailer carrying the “Eyes of Freedom” to the Knox County Memorial Building where it will be on exhibit through Friday.