MT. VERNON - — The Mt. Vernon Fire Department was called to the Country Cooking Restaurant and truck stop on Broadway at 10:51 a.m. Sunday morning after receiving several reports of smoke coming from the area of the main entrance. According to Mt. Vernon Fire Department Assistant Chief Kevin Sargent, the fire was contained to the roof over the entrance and did not get inside the building, where many patrons and staff were located at the time the fire broke out. “We got a good stop on it before it got to the main roof area of the building,” Sargent said. “It's too early to tell for sure but we believe it was electrical or look at the possibility of a lightening strike due to the strong storms in the area at the time.” Those inside the building were evacuated without incident. By early Sunday afternoon, the regional manager of the facility and the health department were expected to inspect the building before deciding on when it could be reopened.
Ina man sentenced on drug charge
MT. VERNON — An Ina man has received a lengthy prison sentence after pleading guilty to making meth in his home.Jonathan Cooper, 42, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of unlawful participation in methamphetamine production, a Class 1 felony, andContinued ...
Annual 4-H BBQ Saturday
MT. VERNON — For about 40 years, the Jefferson County 4-H has been sponsoring an annual barbecue — and this year is no different.“It’s been going on for many, many years,” said Mary Ann Dagg, 4-H leader and one of the coordinators of the barbecue thiContinued ...
JFPD starts building fund
MT. VERNON — Jefferson Fire Protection District officials have set aside a building fund as part of a long-range plan to move out of its 74-year-old facility.“It’s a work in progress. It will probably be three years or better,” said Chief Robert BealContinued ...
Support group may disband
MT. VERNON — A 10-year run of providing gift cards for local troops may be coming to an end.Operation Iraqi Freedom was formed in 2004 by David Keen and the late Joyce Poorman.The organization has provided gift cards during the Christmas holidays toContinued ...
D-80 registration set for Aug. 7 and 8
MT. VERNON — District 80 Schools will register students for the new school year from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 7 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Primary Center.Superintendent Mike Green said more than 1,000 students are expected to enroll over tContinued ...
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