Indonesia Volcano Erupts

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An Indonesian volcano that had been dormant for four centuries erupted for the second straight day Monday, shooting clouds of hot ash more than a mile (several kilometers) into the air and forcing 21,000 people to flee.

Hurricane Season

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Hurricane Danielle is getting better organized far out over the Atlantic as the Category 4 storm heads in Bermuda’s direction and threatens to bring dangerous rip currents to the U.S. East Coast.

The Beck Empire

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Glenn Beck, the man behind Saturday’s rally at the site of Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech, has built an empire around his own voice that grew exponentially with his move to Fox News Channel and President Barack Obama’s election to the White House.

Are you concerned with bedbugs? Why or why not?

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Bed bug infestations on rise By Kenesha Beheler August 24, 2010 11:55 am EDT MOUNT VERNON — The old bedtime adage, “Good night, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite,” has more truth than some may suspect. The bed bugs are known for their habits of living in seams and folds of mattresses, and… Read more »

Center public oriented

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MOUNT VERNON — Options for solid waste disposal plans were discussed when the Knox County Commissioners met Thursday afternoon with Larry Cooper, director of the Delaware-Knox-Marion-Morrow Solid Waste District.

Judge rules on eight cases

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MOUNT VERNON — Knox County Common Pleas Court Judge Otho Eyster sentenced eight people for felony convictions and violations of community control supervision terms.

Fast start not enough for MV

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LEXINGTON — Mount Vernon got off to a fast start to the 2010 football season on Friday night, but couldn't sustain momentum from the play in falling to host Lexington, 44-21.

Devils rip Eagles

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DANVILLE — Coach Ed Honabarger had to like what he saw from his Danville Blue Devils in the season-opening football game for 2010 at Memorial Park as his Blue Devils dismantled the Eagles of Grove City Christian by a score of 46-0.

Vandals strike Memorial Theater

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MOUNT VERNON — Two windows were damaged at the Mount Vernon Memorial Theater on East High Street recently, according to a report filed with the Mount Vernon Police Department Thursday morning.

BOE wants lawyer sanctioned

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COLUMBUS — Legal wrangling continues in the federal civil suit suspended Mount Vernon Middle School science teacher John Freshwater filed against the Mount Vernon City Schools Board of Education and others.

Solar power explored for jail

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MOUNT VERNON — Using solar power to provide electricity at the Knox County Jail may be a way for the county to cut back on the rising utility costs weighing heavily on the county budget.