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.

Local performers kick off festival

August 13, 2010, 11:12 am

MOUNT VERNON — The Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival is in full swing, and is a marvelous showcase for talented performers of all ages.

New teachers welcomed to county

August 13, 2010, 11:11 am

MOUNT VERNON — Many of the new teachers who will welcome students into classrooms across Knox County in less than two weeks gathered for the 2010 New Educators' Breakfast Thursday morning hosted by the Mount Vernon-Knox County Chamber of Commerce.

Six sentenced for felony crimes

August 13, 2010, 11:11 am

MOUNT VERNON — On Aug. 12, Knox County Common Pleas Court Judge Otho Eyster sentenced five men and one woman for various felony crimes and community control supervision violations.

East Knox receives grant

August 13, 2010, 11:11 am

HOWARD — East Knox Local Schools have received a 21st Century grant to benefit middle and high school students, Superintendent Matt Caputo told the school board at its meeting on Wednesday.

Commissioners tour recycling facility

August 13, 2010, 11:11 am

MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County Commissioners took a tour of the Rumpke-Ohio Valley recycling facility near Ironton in Lawrence County on Thursday to get a close-up look at the plant's operations.

KCESC board accepts grants, resignations

August 13, 2010, 11:11 am

MOUNT VERNON — It was pretty much business as usual when the Knox County Educational Service Center school board met Wednesday, said Treasurer Heather Darnold.

Series to touch on Constitution

August 13, 2010, 11:10 am

MOUNT VERNON — Each Wednesday, for the next five weeks, local attorneys and judges will educate the public on the U.S. Constitution and its ramifications in the 21st century.