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IRS now accepting all types tax filings

The Internal Revenue Service announced recently that it has finished updating its tax-processing systems allowing all remaining individual and business taxpayers to file their 2012 federal income tax returns.

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Kites, balloons can damage electric lines

It is kite flying season and local electric companies remind their customers that metallic coatings on mylar helium balloons and on kites can cause damage to the electrical system

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Thirty foot distance set for smokers at courthouse annexes

Smokers must now remain a minimum of 30 feet away from all entrances to the Franklin County Courthouse Annex buildings.

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City ballot name order set in drawing

The position for names on the City of Mount Vernon’s election ballot in the May 11 elections was set in a drawing at City Hall last Friday.

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Changing of the guard

Outgoing City Administrator Eddie Turner and incoming City Administrator Tony Stonecypher greet one another Outgoing City Administrator Eddie Turner and incoming City Administrator Tony Stonecypher greet one another during a reception for the pair at City Hall

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Three North Kaufman homes evacuated due to gas leak

Traffic on North Kaufman St. was halted due to a gas leak.Three homes in the 300 block of N. Kaufman St. were evacuated around 4:45 p.m. Thursday, March 7

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Beer, wine ordinance adopted

Control of the location of beer and wine sales was put into place by the Mount Vernon City Council at their Monday, March 11 meeting.

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City approves orders with KSA Engineering

Two projects outlined by KSA Engineers for the sewer line replacement and the waste water plant improvement project were approved by Monday by the Mount Vernon City Council.

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Scam alert announced

A report of a scam involving Verizon Wireless was filed with the Mount Vernon Police Department on Tuesday, March 11.

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