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Water district directors do not intervene on penalty

A property owner’s request for the Franklin County Water District Board of Directors to waive or reduce a $4,000 administrative penalty, fell on deaf ears at their August meeting.

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Sewer, smoking topics at city council workshop

Sewer issues and a smoking ban were passionately discussed at the Mount Vernon City Council workshop Monday, Aug. 26. J.C. Fountain and his wife, Brenda, came to the council asking for relief with repeated sewer issues at their house,

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Buildings damaged by vehicle

James Stewart’s vehicle damaged windows at both M.L.  Edwards Emporium and Ernie Snapka’s buildings.Windows at two downtown businesses were broken as the result of an early morning accident at 3:45 a.m. Friday, August 23 on Main St. in Mount Vernon.

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Fire department starts preparations for ISO review

Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department is preparing for its Insurance Services Office (ISO) reviewThe Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department is preparing for its first Insurance Services Office (ISO) review in 20 years. Mike McCormick, center, a local area ISO representative,

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County’s Hotel Occupancy Tax allocation process changing

The process for allocating the money collected from the Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) will go from a first come, first served basis to more of an annual budgeting process.

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Audit report finds county in “strong financial position”

Conway Company CPAs, which conducted the required independent audits for the county reported that Franklin County was in a “strong financial position.”

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Hotel Occupancy Tax is hot city budget topic

The City’s Hotel/Motel Tax Advisory Board’s recommendation of funding more dollars for projects than members of the Council feel are likely to be collected had frustration showing among some council members at their Monday night budget workshop.

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Four arrested in local counterfeiting ring

Four local residents were arrested for operating a cash counterfeiting operation last week. The Mount Vernon Police Department and Franklin County Sheriff’s Department personnel

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Economic development corporation approves study

The Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation (EDC) Board approved up to $10,000 in funding for studies to prepare for retail marketing at their Thursday, August 15 special session and workshop meeting.

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