Mt. Vernon Veteran Presented with Purple Heart Friday

MT. VERNON – Doug Spells of Mt. Vernon received many awards for his military service in Vietnam, including the Purple Heart. While the awards were lost over time, the U.S. did not forget about Spells’ service. On Friday, he was presented with a new Purple Heart for his service. Congressman Mike Bost presented him with

Two Arrested in Early Monday Morning Raid at Mt. Vernon Home

MT. VERNON – Two Mt. Vernon men are in the Jefferson County Jail following their arrests early Monday morning during a High Risk Team search of a home on Casey Avenue in Mt. Vernon. According to the Mt. Vernon Police Department, 38-year-old Michael W. Upton was arrested for alleged possession of methamphetamine, while 34-year-old Anthony