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Homeless shelter funding increased

Knox County Commissioners approved an amended agreement Tuesday that will deliver more funding to The Winter Sanctuary, Inc., the area’s homeless shelter on West Vine Street in Mount Vernon that is open in the winter months through April.

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Local contractor puts in low bid on Central School

Three general contractors had their bids opened Thursday for the Central School renovation project, with a local firm — Modern Builders of Mount Vernon — putting in the lowest bid of $3,231,923. Once a bid is awarded, work will likely begin by early June.

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Commissioners applaud indigent defense boost

Knox County Commissioners approved a resolution Tuesday to “applaud and thank” Gov. Mike DeWine and the state House of Representatives for millions of dollars in additional support for the Indigent Defense Reimbursement system, which is used to pay public defender costs.

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Fair board applies for beer gardens

The Knox County Fair Board may soon receive state Division of Liquor Control approval for a “beer garden” during the Knox County Fair, which will be held July 21-27 this year at the Knox County Fairgrounds.

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