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Above average rainfall for May

Rainfall in Franklin County for May 2020 was above average at 8.92 inches. The record is 11.49 inches set in May 2019.

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Applications sought for COVID relief

The United Way of Franklin County received a $2,600 grant from Truist Financial Corporation to help provide food, shelter, rental and utility payment assistance and health and medical access as necessary in the community for those affected by the pandemic.

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Ambulance service offered for $129,900 per year

Hopkins County EMS offered a $129,900 annual “package deal” in a five year contract for countywide ambulance service to the Franklin County Commissioners Court during their Tuesday morning meeting.

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Memorial Day rain wreaks havoc on I-30

Heavy rain on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25 created problems for traffic on I-30. A total of 1.38 inches of rain fell at various times throughout the day.

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County applying for more COVID-19 relief grants

Franklin County is applying for as much as $481,000 in COVID-19 relief grant funding for law enforcement, library and healthcare reimbursements.

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Franklin County reported to have 16 COVID-19 cases

According to the Department of State Health Services there have now been 16 COVID-19 virus cases confirmed in Franklin County.

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Firefighters train with new rescue equipment

Shane Marker uses a spreader tool to remove a door.Shane Marker uses a spreader tool to remove a door. Members of the Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department received training on newly purchased rescue equipment on Saturday, May 23.

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Pickup strikes police vehicle while backing

A man was attempting to back out of a private drive on Logan St. around 7:30 a.m. on Friday, May 22.

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Three show interest in business relief grants

In the first week that applications were accepted, three business owners have shown interest in the City of Mount Vernon and Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation COVID-19 Business Stabilization Grants.

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