Eight sentenced for felonies

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MOUNT VERNON — Judge Otho Eyster handed down sentences today in eight felony cases. According to Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher, Nicholas M. Parsons, 24, Howard, was sentenced to a four year prison term for burglary and receiving stolen property. Thatcher said on February 6, Parsons burglarized a residence on Martinsburg Road and another residence… Read more »

Special Olympics compete at regionals

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  Submitted Photo Knox County Special Olympics attended the Regional Track & Field Spring Games on Saturday, May 4, at Lexington High School. Athletes were awarded ribbons for their achievements. Team members included, front row from left, Jessica Jameison, bocce, 3rd place; Margaret Palser, mini javelin, 3rd, 25-meter independent walk, 1st; Kimberly Tobias, softball throw,… Read more »

Memorial Day events planned

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MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County area will be holding several programs and events for Memorial Day. At Bloomfield Cemetery, the Memorial Day service will be Monday, May 27, at 1 p.m. Invocation and benediction will be given by Jeff Deel from The Glory Baptist Church. Trustee Daniel Harris will be there to introduce the… Read more »

Moore announces retirement

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FREDERICKTOWN — The Administrative Board for the Fredericktown Christian Preschool announces the retirement of Bonnie Moore. This spring, Moore submitted her letter to the board with her intent to retire at the end of the 2013 school year, after working with the children for 25 years. Moore started teaching with Fredericktown Christian Preschool in 1988… Read more »

Man arrested after high-speed chase

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By News Staff Reporters MOUNT VERNON — A Plain City man was arrested Wednesday after a high-speed chase that started in Delaware County. Tanner D. Nicholson, 18, was clocked by Delaware County Sheriff’s Office going 114 miles per hour while on a motorcycle. DCSO followed Nicholson for eight miles while in Delaware County. Nicholson then… Read more »

Ten sentenced this morning for felonies

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Judge Otho Eyster handed down sentences today in ten felony cases. According to Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher, Keith C. Brandenburg, 26, Danville, was convicted of failing to provide change of address notification to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, and he was sentenced to a 30 month prison term. Thatcher said Brandenburg is a registered… Read more »

Reward up to $10K in McGibney Road arson

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By SAMANTHA SCOLES News Managing Editor MOUNT VERNON — The reward for information leading to the identification of those involved in the May 2 fire at 2 McGibney Road has increased in value. At the time the fire was determined to be arson, a reward up to $5,000 was offered for information relating to the… Read more »

Sheriff’s office warning about paving scam

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In the past couple of days the Knox County Sheriff’s Office have received information that the “Gypsy Pavers” or “Paving Scam Crews” are in the Knox County area. Below are some tips provided by the Sheriff’s office. Asphalt Paving Scam” warning signs 1. Selling door-to-door: Reputable asphalt contractors will sometimes offer their services if they… Read more »

Sixteen Indicted by Grand Jury

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MOUNT VERNON – According to Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher, the Grand Jury returned sixteen indictments, on Monday. Mary Ann Dales, 32, and Aaron A. Walker, 32, both of Mount Vernon, are accused of trafficking and possession of drugs for allegedly selling Percocet pills to a confidential informant working for the Mount Vernon Police Department,… Read more »

East Knox school elementary placed on lockdown

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4:28 p.m. update BLADENSBURG — The unidentified man at the East Knox Elementary School this morning was a worker contracted by the school to test the building’s water, Steve Larcomb, school superintendent told the News. The man was seen on surveillance video in a classroom and the boiler room. Larcomb confirmed there are some classrooms with… Read more »

Loaded gun found in Wolf Run Park

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By CHUCK MARTIN News Staff Reporter MOUNT VERNON — Chase Zolman, 15, and his friend, Justin Jenkins, 17, decided they were going to do a little mushroom hunting Monday after school and headed for nearby Wolf Run Park. Starting near the “bark park,” the boys headed off the trails and were following a stream bed… Read more »