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Mt. Vernon Police Investigating Reported Shooting Wednesday

MT. VERNON – Mt. Vernon Police are investigating a reported shooting incident in the 2800 block of College Wednesday that sent two people to the hospital with gunshot wounds. The call of the shooting came in around 4:15 p.m., when a female gunshot victim was transported to Crossroads Hospital Emergency Room before being taken to

MVTHS Sets Tentative Return to Learning Plans

MT. VERNON – Like every school district across Illinois, the Mt. Vernon Township High School District is preparing its own plan for the upcoming school year. The MVTHS board approved a tentative plan put forward by the administration that will have a blended online and in-person curriculum. The student body will be split into two

Fire Destroys Home near Mt. Vernon Outland Airport Saturday

MT. VERNON – Multiple fire departments responded Saturday morning to a fire that destroyed a home on East Fairfield Road near the Mt. Vernon Outland Airport. According to the Jefferson Fire Protection District, no one was at home at the time of the fire and there were no injuries. The fire in the two-story home

Construction Work Has Started on Shawneetown Bridge

SHAWNEETOWN – Construction has begun on the Shawneetown Bridge that will require lane closures. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced Thursday that a contractor will be updating the pier markings on the bridge. Lane closures will be in place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. while this work is performed. The work should be completed in