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Mount Vernon changes alcohol law to go with newly renovated riverfront

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New plans Thursday, to allow alcohol along a newly renovated Tri-State riverfront.

Mount Vernon City Council members say they want to be able to hold social events like ones in Evansville or Owensboro's Fridays After Five.

So Thursday night, they scrapped part of the alcohol ordinance that outlaws alcohol within 300 feet of a park.

Millions have been spent on renovations. The landing is going up and the new park is now open.

Now it's time to enjoy it.

This is something that's been on the books since 1970 so it needs to be updated," said Becky Higgins, Council Member at Large. "So I said, we're getting ready to go into our festival season of the cooler weather, and really starting to use our riverfront," she said.

Alcohol in parks is still off limits.

Plans for events are in the works and there is still the issue of permits. That will come up at a later meeting.

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