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Joshua Morrison/News The former Central School on East Chestnut Street, Mount Vernon, has been empty since juvenile court system stopped utilizing the facility. A recent study estimates a $3.8 million renovation would be needed to prepare the building for occupancy. Ariel Foundation has committed $2 million toward the project if the commissioners move it forward.

Commissioners hire architect

Knox County Commissioners rotated their leadership positions, assigned themselves to committees, welcomed a new commissioner, and approved architectural fees for the Central School project — all in under a half hour on Thursday.


January 4, 2019

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