Agreement reached in civil suit

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MOUNT VERNON — The civil suit between the Doe family and John Freshwater has come to an agreement, according to a spokesperson for the clerk of courts for the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division.

MV schools to place issue on Nov. ballot

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MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon school board is taking steps to place a funding issue on the November ballot. Residents in the school district will vote on a $2.5 million operating levy, the first "new" money requested for the general fund since 1996.

Dilts sisters tops with market fryers

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MOUNT VERNON — Although Knox County Fair exhibitors competed individually in the Market Fryer Show on Sunday afternoon at the fair, many displayed a strong sense of camaraderie, cheering friends and family members on as judge Kevin Hooper took time to discuss each animal with its exhibitor.

Mount Vernon wins title

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MOUNT VERNON — An offensive game for five innings, the 9- & 10-year-old District 5 Little League championship came down to pitching and defense on Saturday night.

Holton finishes busy day with win

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MOUNT VERNON — For many harness riders at the Knox County Fairgrounds, Saturday was a long, hot evening at the track. For Ryan Holton, however, the fairgrounds was his third track of the day.

HSUS compromise not set in stone

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MOUNT VERNON — The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board, and a compromise made with the Humane Society of the United States, has stirred intrigue and confusion in the agriculture community.

Main Place offers hope

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MOUNT VERNON — Adults who experience severe and persistent mental illness have a safe place in Knox County to find peer support, help with accessing services, and assistance with everyday tasks which can be difficult for someone on the journey to recovery.