MVHS softball team honored

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Submitted photo   The Mount Vernon High School softball team was honored at a team banquet on Wednesday. Special award winners were, from left: Nicole Doyle, Team MVP, Best Offensive Player, Capital Conference First Team; Jess Wellman, Team Leadership Award, OCC Honorable Mention, Apple Scholarship Award; Erin Lawhon, OCC Special Mention; Maria Hairston, OCC Second… Read more »

Mount Vernon man cited in accident

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Two people were transported to Knox Communuity Hospital Wedneday afternoon after this collision at the intersection of Newark Road and Ames Street. (Photo by Chuck Martin) MOUNT VERNON — Kirk A. Menapace, 18, of 19 Ames St., Mount Vernon, was cited for improper operation at stop sign in the collision Wednesday afternoon at the intersection… Read more »

Mount Vernon High School grad to tour with Rascal Flatts

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MOUNT VERNON — Mallory Butcher, a 2001 graduate of Mount Vernon High School, is currently in Nashville, Tenn., rehearsing for an upcoming dance tour with the company “Dance Y’All” and the contemporary country music group Rascal Flatts. The tour begins Friday, May 31, in New York and runs through Oct. 4. Twenty-four cities are scheduled… Read more »

Offices to close for holiday

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MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon News will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day. Subscribers can expect delivery on Monday as a morning edition. Deadline for obituaries for Monday’s edition is Sunday at 2 p.m. Other businesses and offices closed in observance of the holiday include: •Knox Area Transit; resume regular business… Read more »

And Owl Creek shall be their name

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MOUNT VERNON — A few months ago, a group of musician/songwriters got together, playing their own songs for each other, and started exploring and developing the material using each other’s talents. In order to share these songs they started a once a month, casual, coffeehouse at ThePlace@TheWoodward (111 S. Main St. in downtown Mount Vernon,… Read more »

Employees recognized by First-Knox National Bank

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MOUNT VERNON — Penny L. Schmidt, administrative manager deposit operations, was named Employee of the Year at the 34th annual Employee Recognition Meeting of First-Knox National Bank and Farmers and Savings Bank. Schmidt joined First-Knox in 1989 as a part-time teller at the Lexington Office. She has served as a teller supervisor, office operations associate… Read more »

Danville Marching Band to perform at McDonald’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

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DANVILLE — WorldStrides Heritage Performance programs has invited the marching band from Danville High School to perform at the 2013 McDonald’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. They will join marching bands from across the country in the halftime show finale of this major college bowl game. Under the direction of Christie Cochran, the Danville High School marching… Read more »

Mount Vernon’s Zambori wins enviromental scholarship

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MOUNT VERNON — The Board of Mount Vernon Commissioners announced Elana Zambori, a Mount Vernon High School Senior, as winner of the Knox County Recycling and Litter Prevention, Environmental Scholarship Award for 2013. This $500 Scholarship is made possible through funds and donations strictly allocated for recycling and litter prevention awareness and education in Knox… Read more »

Fiorilli receives DAR award

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  Photo Submitted During the annual ROTC award banquet held at KCCC, Mount Vernon High School senior Merissa Fiorilli, right, received DAR’s 2013 ROTC Medal from Lucy Knox Chapter member Nancy Vail.

Driver in fair condition after buggy struck by car

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FREDERICKTOWN — An 63-year-old Amish buggy driver is in fair condition in Ohio State University Medical Center today after his buggy was hit by a car Monday at 7:40 p.m. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said David Mullet was driving his buggy on Ridge Road at Pinkley Road, west of Fredericktown, when his buggy was… Read more »

Retirees honored

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Photo Submitted The Mount Vernon Education Association recently honored 2012-13 retirees. They include, first row, from left, Vicky Lambert, Wiggin Street Elementary; Debbie Marn, Twin Oak Elementary; Lynda Small, middle school; Don Newcomer, middle school; and Lynn Apple, high school. Second row, from left, are Bruce Jacklin, art, Pleasant Street and Dan Emmett elementaries; Marilyn… Read more »

Baldridge indicted

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An officer checks out the inside of a vehicle that crashed in Centerburg during a high-speed chase that began in Mount Vernon early Sunday morning. Joshua Baldridge remains in the Knox County Jail pending charges. (Photo by Virgil Shipley) View Image By SAMANTHA SCOLES News Managing Editor Related Joshua Baldridge Danville officer injured in high… Read more »

Seven Indicted by Grand Jury

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According to Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher, the Grand Jury returned seven indictments on Monday, including an attempted murder charge against Joshua T. Baldridge, 18, Mount Vernon, for allegedly hitting a Danville Police Officer with a car, in the early morning of Sunday, May 19. Baldridge is also faces felonious assault on a peace officer,… Read more »

Massive tornado roars through Oklahoma City suburb

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This photo provided by KFOR-TV shows homes flattened outside Moore, Okla., Monday, May 20, 2013. A monstrous tornado as much as a mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods, setting buildings on fire and landing a direct blow on an elementary school. (AP Photo/KFOR-TV) MANDATORY CREDIT MOORE, Okla. (AP) —… Read more »

Putting up a new roof

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  Photo Submitted   Summer weather on Saturday allowed Dave Monteith, left, and Tim Martin to finish installing a new standing-seam roof on the Kokosing Gap Trail shelter along Mount Vernon Avenue. The new roof was made possible by a gift to the trail in memory of long-time trail volunteer and advocate Herb Rock.

International, participatory art exhibition at Kenyon

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GAMBIER — An international, participatory art exhibition spanning 50 countries and 20 years — “Do it” — is now on display in the Graham Gund Gallery at Kenyon College. Conceived by artist Hans Ulrich Obrist, the exhibition allows each venue to create original versions of the art works. Each gallery receives a compendium of more… Read more »

Knox Community Hospital revises lab hours

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MOUNT VERNON — Laboratory Services at Knox Community Hospital announces revised outpatient laboratory hours. Beginning Monday, outpatient lab hours will be 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 6 a.m. to 12:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Hours for the lab in the Knox Medical Pavilion will be 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m…. Read more »

Pleasant Street pupils outstanding at summit

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  Submitted Photo Pupils from Pleasant Street Elementary were one of only four teams which earned an Outstanding Project Award at the 19th annual Youth For Justice Summit on May 7. First row, from left, Hannah Johnson, Taylor Collins, Malaya Sherman, Jace Peugh and Alina Syed. Second row, from left, Hannah Chadwick, Dylan Snyder, Gabe… Read more »