King sentenced for theft

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Brian C. King, 43, Fredericktown, was convicted of three counts of complicity to commit theft from an elderly person and attempted burglary.

Frazee Sentenced to Prison for Burglary

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Connell W. Frazee, 28, Mount Vernon, entered a guilty plea this morning to a burglary charge in the Knox County Court of Common Pleas. Frazee then asked Judge Otho Eyster to sentence him. Judge Eyster sentenced Frazee to an 18 month prison term.

Search begins for successor to judge

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The Executive Committee of the Knox County Republican Party will meet Thursday, April 17 to screen candidates to recommend for the appointment to the vacancy created by the approaching retirement of Mount Vernon Municipal Court Judge Paul Spurgeon.

Eight sentenced on Friday

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According to Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher, David L. Burnside, 56, Mount Vernon, was convicted of robbery, felonious assault and abduction this morning for crimes he committed on October 9. 

Save Fletch: A timeline

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A week ago, the efforts of volunteers to save a dog named Fletch began. The Mount Vernon News has created a timeline of events, incorporating photos and Mount Vernon News videos.

Six sentenced in court

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Anthony P. Bayog, 39, Centerburg, was convicted of aggravated possession of drugs, carrying a concealed weapon, and having a weapon under a legal disability.  According to Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher, State Trooper Joshua Stryker found a loaded .45 caliber handgun in the center console of Bayog’s car during a traffic stop on September 15,… Read more »