MT. VERNON — — Christmas in the Park began Friday night at Veterans Memorial Park, with scenes from the birth of Jesus to his resurrection. There were also scenes featuring Santa and snowmen and other secular displays. Visitors can drive through the park to look at the display tonight as well, from 6 to 8 p.m. This year 11 churches participated in the display.
Putting a cowboy spin on the Christmas story
MT. VERNON -- The Way of the Cross Ranch Ministries held its annual Cowboy Christmas celebration Saturday at Hutchason Longhorn Arena in Mt. Vernon. As part of the event, volunteers on horseback reenacted the original Christmas story "the cowboy way"Continued ...
Narcotics Division makes 12 arrests
MT. VERNON -- Members of the Mt. Vernon Police Department/Jefferson County /Sheriff's Department conducted a drug sweep on Wednesday, resulting in 12 arrests. A total of 29 individuals were being sought on drug related charges with warrants issued byContinued ...
Snow removal cost estimate provided
MT. VERNON -- Snow removal cost Jefferson County $53,500 earlier this month, according to Highway Engineer Brandon Simmons. Simmons provided the cost estimate during Wednesday's Highway Committee meeting. Simmons said the county used approximately 40Continued ...
Family loses gifts in fire
MT. VERNON -- A rural Mt. Vernon family lost their home and Christmas gifts, following an overnight fire. Jefferson Fire Protection District responded to the fire at 15541 Lynchberg Road at 12:49 a.m. Wednesday. The first group of firefighters arriveContinued ...
Six individuals receive prison sentences
Six individuals, including five from Mt. Vernon, recently received prison sentences, according to information received from State's Attorney Doug Hoffman. The following individuals pleaded guilty to various offenses: John A. Heil, 34, Mt. Vernon, pleContinued ...
- Major damage reported in early morning fire
- Cowboy Christmas held in Mt. Vernon
- Openings remain for Citizens Police Academy
- Snow impacts school calendars
- Deer harvest totals down
- Bars in compliancefor underage drinking
- Lottery determines candidate positions on ballot
- Operation Love serves up hot meals to residents
- Some new school bids too high
- Joint TIF Board reviews districts
- Putting a cowboy spin on the Christmas story