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.

MOUNT VERNON — The south end of downtown Mount Vernon was filled with a variety of vendors for the annual Homemades and Trades Show at the 2010 Dan Emmett Music and Arts Festival.

Shoeboxes symbolize love, hope

August 13, 2010, 11:10 am

BRANDON — Churches and families all over Knox County are gearing up for Operation Christmas Child, The national collection week is Nov. 15 through 22.

Bulldogs win cheer competition

August 13, 2010, 11:10 am

MOUNT VERNON — Enthusiasm filled the air during the Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival 5th Annual Cheer Competition on Thursday.

2010 fall hunting season nearing

August 13, 2010, 11:09 am

MOUNT VERNON — Good news for area hunters that are starting to get the itch — the 2010-11 fall hunting season opens in less than three weeks and there are plenty of opportunities.

Clydesdales arrive in style at Hartford

August 12, 2010, 11:45 am

CROTON — The Hartford Fair this year features world-famous celebrities — the Budweiser Clydesdales. The clydes arrived in style on Wednesday.

Committee to look at future of 9-1-1

August 12, 2010, 11:44 am

MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County 9-1-1 Board discussed plans on Wednesday to form a steering committee to keep emergency communications in the county in step with population growth, development and technological advancement.

MOUNT VERNON — Does every property owner pay his or her fair share of property taxes? That seems to be the question at the heart of recent actions taken by the Mount Vernon City School District and the Knox County Board of Revisions.

Spellman arrested

August 12, 2010, 11:44 am

MOUNT VERNON — According to Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher, Colton Spellman has been arrested.

FREDERICKTOWN — The Fredericktown school board on Tuesday learned the Open House and Meet the Teachers Night for Fredericktown students will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 19.

MOUNT VERNON — First Presbyterian Church of Mount Vernon, at 106 N. Gay St., will welcome guest speaker Howard Storm as part of its Leadership, Equipment and Praise service series at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.