Larry Di Giovanni
The director of Knox County Recycling and Litter Prevention said he can re-use the success of Saturday’s “zero-waste” Earth Day effort at the Brown Family Environmental Center (BFEC) to plan more zero waste events in Knox County, a potential trend-in-the-making he hopes will catch on with public and private entities alike.
Every year for the past nine years, Susie Chrisman of Bladensburg has received a special quilt that keeps the memory of her son, Jarrod Chrisman of Mount Vernon, front and center in the minds of friends and family members — along with nine other young people from other parts of the country who are also displayed on the quilt.
Wildlife presentations up close and personal, an attempt at a “Zero Waste” event, vendors galore and tables where you could make your own animal shelters — bee hotels, bluebird boxes and bat houses — were just some of the Earth Day offerings Saturday at the Brown Family Environmental Center.
High technology already exists at the Knox County Jail with a computer-controlled central command and jail management systems, digital video cameras and a new video visitation system for inmates allowing connections with family via the Internet.
Business owners and operators lauded the accomplishments of their peers who have made major contributions in revitalizing the downtown during Thursday evening’s Main Street Mount Vernon 2019 Annual Awards Dinner.
The Knox County Commissioners passed resolutions proclaiming this week to be National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, while recognizing Donna Durbin as Knox County 911 Center’s Dispatcher of the Year for 2018.