Community News

Board spotlights child abuse prevention

The Franklin County Child Welfare Board is working through a series of events to bring awareness to the local community that April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.

The group is distributing blue ribbons to be worn by teachers and law enforcement personnel; bracelets, fans and educational materials will be distributed at the Franklin County Sports Complex; and a proclamation was presented and approved by the Franklin County Commissioner’s Court on Monday, April 9. For more about these efforts, see the April 12 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.