Paving bid approved

September 24, 2010, 11:27 am

MOUNT VERNON — A group of four paving projects was approved by the Knox County Commissioners when they met Thursday morning at the commissioners' office.

Head Start awarded $200,000 grant

September 24, 2010, 11:26 am

MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County Head Start received word earlier this week on confirmation of a $200,000 grant, announced Head Start Director Peg Tazewell.

Hulse, Weidinger join News staff

September 24, 2010, 11:26 am

MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon News has recently added two new staff members to the Graphic Design Prepress Department.

CES, Romanians sharing information

September 24, 2010, 11:26 am

MOUNT VERNON — Florin Simion, representing the Federation of Romanian Credit Unions, was the guest of CES Credit Union Thursday as part of a program conducted by the World Council of Credit Unions Inc.

Invisible children event to be at MVNU

September 24, 2010, 11:26 am

MOUNT VERNON — A horrible civil war is currently taking place in the country of Uganda. Tragic stories are being heard of young children being kidnapped from their homes and forced to serve as soldiers in a rebel army.

Blockbuster files for Chapter 11

September 23, 2010, 3:51 pm

An interactive looking at the historic stock price for Blockbuster Inc. with notable points of interest in its history.

Megachurch scandals

September 23, 2010, 3:49 pm

Bishop Eddie Long of the Atlanta-area New Birth Missionary Baptist Church is the latest leader of a large U.S.-based congregation to come under scrutiny. Three men have now filed lawsuits alleging Long coerced them into sexual relationships when they were teenagers.

An interactive featuring Obama’s health care implementation by year, how much it may cost Americans, a history of the country’s health care system and a calculator that determines how an individual’s status could change is available. With crucial midterm elections approaching, the White House is preparing to use the health care campaign to reintroduce it… Read more »

Mideast Peace

September 23, 2010, 11:46 am

An interactive showing the history of the United States’ involvement in Israeli and Palestinian peace talks with a section that looks at key figures in the current talks has been posted.

Monster Lake

September 23, 2010, 11:44 am

An interactive map shows the monstrous growth of North Dakota’s Devils Lake between 1984 and 2009, and locates several towns threatened by the expansion.

2010 Midterm elections

September 23, 2010, 11:41 am

With the last political primaries over, the stage is set for the 2010 midterm elections. This series of interactive maps sizes up House, Senate and gubernatorial races.

MOUNT VERNON — In her first board meeting since officially taking over as Knox County Health Commissioner, Julie Miller announced the search for a new environmental health director is progressing at a pace that should have a new director named within two weeks.

MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon area residents will have the opportunity to enjoy a drop-in time of entertainment, food and socializing plus support a worthy cause this weekend when The Main Place will host Rally in the Alley to promote mental health recovery.

Knox Reads! kicks off with book giveaway

September 23, 2010, 11:11 am

GAMBIER — Free copies of "The Shadow of Sirius," the W.S. Merwin Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry collection, will be distributed at the Mount Vernon Farmers Market on Saturday, Oct. 2, starting at 9 a.m. at the Mount Vernon Public Square.