Part One: Creating a perfect union

August 19, 2010, 11:29 am

MOUNT VERNON — The first of a 10-part lecture series on the U.S. Constitution was opened by series organizer Phillip Lehmkuhl on Wednesday evening at the Mount Vernon Memorial Theater.

Part Two: Separation of powers

August 19, 2010, 11:29 am

MOUNT VERNON — Local Attorney John Aebi spoke during the second half of the constitution lecture series on Wednesday night at the Memorial Theater.

MOUNT VERNON — Area veterans were treated to another round of "Thank you" on Wednesday when the Knox County Veterans Service Office hosted an open house with refreshments, entertainment and a fun time of gathering with friends.

Mickley receives Crystal Mile Award

August 19, 2010, 11:28 am

MOUNT VERNON — Patricia Mickley is the recipient of the Knox County Board of Realtors' 2010 Crystal Mile Award.

NEW CASTLE — Tensions have been rising to a high pitch recently between representatives of New Beginnings Ministries in Warsaw and the adult entertainment club The Fox Hole in New Castle.

Mental health access dwindling

August 18, 2010, 11:13 am

MOUNT VERNON — At the former Moundbuilders Guidance Center, recent budget slashes, personnel reductions, and cuts in services have been felt deeply by staff and clients alike.

Cow injures two men

August 18, 2010, 11:13 am

MOUNT VERNON — A normally docile cow went on a rampage this morning at United Producers, on Harcourt Road, injuring two employees.

Cab company suspension starts Sept. 1

August 18, 2010, 11:13 am

MOUNT VERNON — A Mount Vernon police officer was dispatched to the parking lot at 109 W. Ohio Ave. Friday night about 11:30 p.m. to investigate a crash in the lot.

North Fork cuts special ed teacher

August 18, 2010, 11:12 am

UTICA — On Monday, due to financial constraints, the North Fork Board of Education made further reductions in staff: High school special education teacher Kevin Murphy and cafeteria workers Faith Bruckelmyer and Debra Duffy.

Traffic changes at MVHS

August 17, 2010, 11:10 am

MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon City Schools have been working over the summer to improve safety and security for students and staff, as well as general visitors, to the schools.

Dog euthanized

August 17, 2010, 11:09 am

MOUNT VERNON — A dog owned by Joanna Bidwell, 60, Howard, was euthanized Monday following injuries sustained after being left inside a vehicle Sunday while Bidwell shopped at a local retail store with her sister.

Cab co. gets suspension

August 17, 2010, 11:09 am

MOUNT VERNON — Following a cab driver's charge of operating a motor vehicle under the influence, Safe Cab will close for a monthlong suspension starting Sept. 1.

Fredericktown looks to improve sidewalks

August 17, 2010, 11:09 am

FREDERICKTOWN — The Fredericktown Village Council met in regular session Monday evening at the Fredericktown Municipal Building with Dave Glass presiding in the absence of Mayor Roger Reed. Also absent was Councilman Paul Seymour.

Mosque, Dan Emmett Festival discussed

August 17, 2010, 11:09 am

MOUNT VERNON — The proposed placement of an Islamic mosque next to Ground Zero brought out strong emotions during the August session of Up for Discussion on Monday night.

Arts group questions theater rental fees

August 17, 2010, 11:08 am

MOUNT VERNON — Intending to address options concerning the strain of increased costs, representatives with the local theater group MTVarts met with the Knox County Commissioners on Monday morning to discuss what changes might be made concerning their rental cost of the Mount Vernon Memorial Theater.