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Franklin County Appraisal District proposes new budget

The Franklin County Appraisal District proposed a $42,293 increase in its budget for the2012-2013 fiscal year.

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St. Clair endowment provides six grants totaling $6,000

Grant awards totaling $6,000 were presented in informal ceremonies Tuesday, April 17.Grant awards totaling $6,000 were presented in informal ceremonies Tuesday, April 17.

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Blue ribbons remind to report bruises

Blue ribbons were hung at the entrance to the West Courthouse Annex by CASABlue ribbons were hung at the entrance to the West Courthouse Annex by CASA Program Director Peggy Walker, case supervisor Sherrie Johnson and volunteer Shelia Thrasher.

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Zero lot line exception

An exception to city zoning was approved last week for construction of zero lot line houses

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Basinger named Fellow with College of Forensic Examiners

Kim BasingerKim Basinger, of Mount Vernon, has been awarded status as a Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute (ACFEI). This designation is the highest level of membership that ACFEI members can achieve. For more information, see the April 12 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Vietnam veterans welcome home

Vietnam veterans welcome homeA renewed effort to recognize the sacrifices of veterans serving in the Vietnam War marked a second year of the Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Day, Friday, March 30.

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County to get CodeRed emergency warning system

CodeRed, a high tech emergency alert system, will be providing Franklin County’s first county wide warning system for weather and other public emergencies.

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Economic stimulus projects approved

Steps toward encouraging economic development were taken by the Mount Vernon City Council at their monthly meeting Tuesday night.

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Coldwell Banker associates collect awards

Coldwell Banker associates collect awardsAssociates with Coldwell Banker United, Realtors in Franklin County recently received top designations for their work in 2011.

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