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Prayer on the Square

Prayer on the Square

More than 250 people gathered on the downtown Moun...

Sims, Crow crowned 2017 queen, king

Sims, Crow crowned 2017 queen, king

Bryce Crow and Lindsey Sims were crowned the 2017 ...

Mount Vernon Cares

Mount Vernon Cares

A total of 75 Mount Vernon Cares volunteers will b...

Ramsay, Teague honor by Rotary as Paul Harris Fellows

Ramsay, Teague honor by Rotary as Paul Harris Fellows

Rotary President Neil Scott is shown with Carolyn ...

Ribbon cutting

Ribbon cutting

Jerry Boyd, center, celebrated joining the Frankli...

Mount Vernon Food & Wine Festival
Mount Vernon Optic-Herald Photo Contest

News

City to adopt 2017-18 budget, tax rate Monday

The Mount Vernon City Council is expected to take official action to adopt the 2...

County accepts forensic grant for phone download software

Local investigators will be better able to keep up with the technology needed fo...

Deadline for 2018 county HOT funds is next week

The deadline for applications for funding from organizations seeking support thr...

Handicapable Rodeo Friday

Almost 800 participants and teachers have signed up to join the fun at the 15th ...

Homecoming bonfire

Homecoming bonfire

After lighting several places around the Homecoming bonfire on Wednesday, Septem...

Sims, Crow crowned 2017 queen, king

Sims, Crow crowned 2017 queen, king

Bryce Crow and Lindsey Sims were crowned the 2017 homecoming king and queen duri...

Sports

Interception

Interception

Mount Vernon’s Mason Huddleston (24) intercepts a Hornets’ pass in the fourth qu...

Collins first at North Hopkins

Saltillo runner Sienna Collins claimed first place at the North Hopkins cross co...

Features

New League of Honor member

New League of Honor member

Colonel Joseph Haskall Lindley was posthumously inducted into the Franklin Count...

Hay show entry deadline Friday

The deadline for hay samples to be analyzed for the 2017 Mount Vernon / Saltillo...

Legion to honor veterans with fish fry

Members of the American Legion Post 243 will be honoring veterans with a free fr...

Backpacks for storm victims

Backpacks for storm victims

The First United Methodist Church Ignite kids, students in kindergarten through ...