Howard residence declared nuisance

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MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County Board of Health voted to designate a Howard residence as a public health nuisance since it has been vacant and neglected for several years.

Cami Stidham pleads guilty to grand theft

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MOUNT VERNON — Cami Stidham, who was scheduled for a jury trial Tuesday on an aggravated theft charge, pleaded guilty in the afternoon to a reduced charge of grand theft, a fourth-degree felony. The maximum sentence for grand theft is 18 months in prison and a fine of $5,000.

Term corrected for Stidham

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MOUNT VERNON — After Cami Stidham left the Knox County Common Pleas Courtroom Tuesday, her ex-husband, John Stidham, came into the courtroom along with two other prisoners.

Do you think marriages between same-sex couples should or should not be recognized by the law as valid, with the same rights as traditional marriage?

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poll associated press Gay couples began marrying Sunday on the landmark day that New York became the sixth and largest state to recognize same-sex weddings. The interactive is updated with a historical map detailing laws that affect gay marriage across the country since 1995. It also includes a timeline and photos from New York’s first… Read more »

Cami Stidham has her day in court, pleads to grand theft

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Photo by Virgil Shipley Cami Stidham, left, and her attorney, Harlow Walker, listen as Knox County Common Pleas Court Judge Eyster asks if she understand the charge against her and if she is making her guilty plea to grand theft of her own free will. By CHUCK MARTIN News Staff Reporter MOUNT VERNON — Cami… Read more »

John Stidham back in court

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MOUNT VERNON —  After Cami Stidham left the Knox County Common Pleas Courtroom today, her ex-husband, John Stidham, came into the courtroom along with two other prisoners. The other two were there to enter pleas, but John was there because of an omission from the sentence handed down last week when he pled guilty to… Read more »

Shira celebrates 40 years with horses

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MOUNT VERNON — Dean Shira sat atop the high, red wagon as friends and relatives added a third huge black horse to the hitch for the next event in the open fair Draft Horse Show on Monday at the Knox County Fair.

Heat continues to plague Knox County

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MOUNT VERNON — High temperatures which are expected to rise into the mid-90s again by the end of the week continue to plague Knox County, and the possibility for heat-related illnesses remains equally high.