There is no denying my phone rings a lot. Calls come in all day in my office and each morning I’m often listening to messages left overnight. On my cellphone, I get a lot of calls and text messages every day — a mixed bag of work and personal. But since we broke the story about the Mount Vernon Fire Department captain who bared too much of himself, I’m noticing the battery on my cellphone runs out much faster than usual.
Capt. Michael Treisch was originally given an oral reprimand from Chief Chad Christopher for the incident that took place on Nov. 25, but after additional consideration, Safety-Service Director Joel Daniels decided the suspension was a more fitting punishment.
Downtown Mount Vernon celebrated an Old-Fashioned Christmas Sunday afternoon and the American Heritage Girls Troop 0377 set the tone in the annual parade with their costumes representing a time when living was simple and people embraced the importance of the message of Christmas over the commercialization.
When it rains it pours. As heavy rains drove into Knox County late Friday night, an electrical glitch kept the press at the Mount Vernon News from firing up, resulting in a delay in delivery of Saturday’s edition.