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City, county look to combine grants for health building

County Judge Scott Lee asked that the City of Mount Vernon’s $150,000 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act grant funds be yielded to Franklin County.

If received, the funds would be merged with the County’s CARES grant funding to construct a 6,000 square foot COVID-19 Health Response Building. See the June 11 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more about the City’s reaction to the request.