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.

Bladensburg area affected by power outage

August 17, 2010, 11:08 am

NEWARK — The Energy Cooperative is currently experiencing a power outage in the areas surrounding the Bladensburg substation which is affecting roughly 1,300 members.

Neer rolls to another win at Women's Open

August 17, 2010, 11:08 am

HOWARD — It was a familiar name back in the driver's seat as Linda Neer shot a low gross 76 to take first in the Knox County Women's Open, held at the Apple Valley Golf Course for the first time, on Monday.

Local black history saved in archives

August 16, 2010, 11:01 am

MOUNT VERNON — Since 1993, Kenyon College professor Ric Sheffield and his students have worked with members of the community to collect information, photographs, and artifacts on black history within Knox County.

MVPD address speeding complaints

August 16, 2010, 11:01 am

MOUNT VERNON — Recent reports of speeding motorists in residential neighborhoods have raised concerns of Mount Vernon area residents regarding the safety of pedestrians and even other motorists. This issue of speeders was addressed recently to neighborhood residents and city officials.

Barone receives leadership bell

August 16, 2010, 11:01 am

MOUNT VERNON — A total of $5,175 was raised through the generous support of numerous community members Saturday evening at the Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival.

Dice city's Unsung Hero

August 16, 2010, 11:00 am

MOUNT VERNON — While Patti Dice worked backstage at the Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival on Saturday evening, she listened while Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis praised the efforts of the unnamed winner of the 2010 Eleanor Wright Unsung Hero Award, never imagining she was this year's award recipient.

Classics take center stage

August 16, 2010, 10:59 am

MOUNT VERNON — Sunday afternoon offered the chance to see classic and antique cars as well as amazing motorcycles during the final day of the Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival.

Baker, Behrensmeyer win UPI 5-Mile Run

August 16, 2010, 10:59 am

MOUNT VERNON — It seems to be more of a family reunion than a race. The annual United Precast Five Mile Run/Walk, held on Saturday, is as interesting for the competition as it is for the friends and family it brings together.

Dancin’ in the Street

August 14, 2010, 6:23 pm

Those lucky enough to be at the Dan Emmett Music and Arts Festival Saturday afternoon got to see an example of flash mob dancing on South Main Street. The dance was arranged by Joseph and Marty Bell of Right Brain Productions.

Burke, Jackson take top Idol honors

August 14, 2010, 1:13 am

MOUNT VERNON — A standing ovation, an uproarious crowd and a flooding of votes pushed Mount Vernon natives Blake Jackson and Ashley Burke into the top spots for Knox Idol on Friday.

City goes with flexible natural gas rate

August 14, 2010, 1:13 am

MOUNT VERNON — After a recent meeting with Buckeye Energy Brokers Inc., the city of Mount Vernon has decided to forgo locking into a fixed natural gas rate and has opted to go with the flow of the market, Mayor Richard Mavis explained.

Artisans' work showcased at festival

August 14, 2010, 1:12 am

MOUNT VERNON — Artisans from Knox County and all over the state, country and beyond displayed their work at the Fine Arts and Crafts Fair held Aug. 12-15 as part of the four-day Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival in downtown Mount Vernon.

MOUNT VERNON — Damage caused by wildlife — especially deer — to farm crops, gardens and landscaping has been part of the dichotomy between rural and urban living.

Open letter to Mount Vernon

August 14, 2010, 1:12 am

A little over a week ago I was contacted by the News to cover the Mount Vernon 13-year-old Babe Ruth All-Stars as they competed in the Ohio Valley Regional tournament here in Logansport, Ind.

Fall webworms a common sight

August 14, 2010, 1:11 am

MOUNT VERNON — Fall webworms, scientifically known as Hyphantria cunea, are a common sighting around Mount Vernon and all of central Ohio this time of year. Driving around a wooded area, one can see unsightly, light gray, silken webs in the trees in the late summer and early fall.