Knox County Sheriff’s deputies looking for leads in burglary

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By CHUCK MARTIN News Staff Writer MOUNT VERNON — Knox County deputies are still looking for leads in the burglary of a Mount Vernon police officer’s home a week ago. Knox County Sheriff’s Office Capt. David Shaffer said the officer’s home was entered Aug. 17. Items taken included his badge, utility belt and equipment (including… Read more »

Health board condemns property

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MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County Board of Health approved a resolution to condemn the property at 12423 Cotton St., Howard, when members met in regular session Wednesday evening at the Knox County Health Department.

EK freezes salaries

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HOWARD — Meeting in special session Wednesday, the East Knox Board of Education voted to freeze teacher salaries for the 2011-12 school year.

Fisher moves over to KCCC

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MOUNT VERNON — Derek Fisher, former director and counselor at the Knox County Alternative Center, is the new disciplinarian for the Knox County Career Center.

Area football previews

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With eight starters back on offense, including three of its top receivers, the Centerburg football team (3-7, 2-5) should be well prepared to get over the loss of Drew Osborne, last year's starting signal caller.

Jackets will be tested in opener

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MOUNT VERNON — Since mandatory practice began on Aug. 1, the Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets have been trying to create their own identity under their new head coach, Anthony Naples.

Storm, congestion greet students

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MOUNT VERNON — Threatening clouds, rumbles of thunder and intermittent heavy showers greeted Mount Vernon High School students as they arrived for the start of a new school year.

Late goal means victory for Bulldogs

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HOWARD — The East Knox Bulldogs soccer team pounded away through most of the game, finally breaking through in the second half against the Licking Valley Panthers to win its season opener, 4-3, on a Cory Rettig goal at 33 minutes of the second half.

Earthquake felt locally

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By ALAN REED News Staff Reporter MOUNT VERNON — Numerous reports from local residents stating they experienced what felt like an earthquake were received around the area early Tuesday afternoon. Brian Hess, Knox County Emergency Management Agency director, reported that an earthquake was confirmed at 1:51 p.m., originating near Mineral, Va., measuring 5.9 in the… Read more »

Firefighters frustrated at lack of decision

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MOUNT VERNON — Morale is high at the Mount Vernon Fire Department but firefighters are frustrated at the length of time it is taking city administration to make a ruling on Chief Shawn Christy’s future with the department.