Sunday Fire Destroys Mt. Vernon Home

MT. VERNON – An early Sunday morning fire destroyed a home located at 917 Perkins in Mt. Vernon. The residents were able to get out of the home safely and called the fire department to report the fire. Firefighters found heavy flames visible when they arrived. Despite a quick knockdown of the fire inside the

Benton Changing Policy on Water Disconnect Notices

BENTON – The city of Benton will be putting into place new procedures regarding customers who have received waster disconnect notices beginning Jan. 1. Customers who receive disconnect notices will be required to pay the total amount due on the disconnect notice to avoid shutoff of water service.