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.
Tournament deadline approaching
The deadline for teams to sign up in the Max Hoopster Gus Macker 3-on-3 Tournament is Monday. "That's for online sign-ups," said Bonnie Jerdon, member of the Mt. Vernon Festivals Committee. "We are still looking for teams of four people each to playContinued ...
Rainey given 40 years
MT. VERNON — Judge David Overstreet sentenced convicted sex offender Albert Rainey, 39, of Mt. Vernon to two consecutive 20-year prison sentences Friday. Rainey was convicted by a Jefferson County jury in February of two counts of predatory criminalContinued ...
County's financial picture improves
MT. VERNON — Despite not having ICE revenues for six months, Treasurer Dan Knox reported the county is "not out of the woods by a long shot," but the financial condition of the county has improved in the last 30 days. Claims pending as of Monday wilContinued ...
Armory property considered for events
The Mt. Vernon City Council Monday will discuss an agreement with Mt. Vernon Festivals, Inc., to use the former armory for Market Day events. The property was deeded to the city in October 2012, with the Branding Leadership Team wanting to utilize tContinued ...
Good Sam hosts safety seat event
Good Samaritan Regional Health Center is urging parents and caregivers to make sure their child safety seat is properly installed by hosting an inspection today. The inspection will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kroger parking lot. Good SamariContinued ...
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