Harvest under way

September 22, 2010, 11:13 am

MOUNT VERNON — The corn harvest is good this year, according to Steve Durbin, who with his son, Dusty, has 400 acres of corn on Stone Road, south of Mount Vernon.

Volunteer work launches campaign

September 22, 2010, 11:13 am

MOUNT VERNON — One hundred and twenty volunteers worked together on dozens of community service projects around Knox County Tuesday afternoon as part of the United Way of Knox County's Community Care Day.

Guilt, grief typical for suicide survivors

September 22, 2010, 11:13 am

MOUNT VERNON — A speaker offering hope about suicide prevention and healing for those bereaved by suicide, spoke before a large crowd at Mount Vernon Nazarene University on Tuesday evening, only hours after MVNU student Michael Gehrett was laid to rest after taking his own life last week.

Special ed teacher recognized

September 22, 2010, 11:12 am

ST. LOUISVILLE — On Monday, Utica Junior High School special education teacher Erica Rodehaver was formally recognized by the North Fork Board of Education when it met at Newton Elementary School.

Danville rallies around student

September 22, 2010, 11:12 am

DANVILLE — The Danville school community is rallying around to support one of its own — Ally Grubaugh. The 12-year-old has been diagnosed with a rare disease called adrenal cortical carcinoma.

Residents, visitors pick the best pizza

September 22, 2010, 11:12 am

MOUNT VERNON — Country Club Retirement Campus hosted the third annual Pick the Pizza on Sept. 13 with six pizzerias serving up their best pizza pies.

An oldtime cookie baking contest

September 22, 2010, 11:12 am

CENTERBURG — The cookie baking contest at the Oldtime Farming Festival showcases the culinary talents of the youth in the area.

Jaguars knock off Jackets

September 22, 2010, 11:12 am

MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon boys soccer team got a lesson Tuesday in what it takes to be considered one of the top teams in the state.

Bulldogs beat rival Blue Devils

September 22, 2010, 11:11 am

DANVILLE — East Knox continued their winning ways Tuesday, beating rival Danville 25-21, 25-10, 25-23 with aggressive play and solid teamwork.

Teacher questions what makes sense

September 21, 2010, 11:08 am

MOUNT VERNON — Closing arguments, or post-hearing briefs, have been submitted in the matter of the termination of employment of former Mount Vernon Middle School science teacher John Freshwater by the Mount Vernon City Schools. Administrative hearing referee R. Lee Shepherd has many pages of material to review.

BOE says credibility the big issue

September 21, 2010, 11:07 am

MOUNT VERNON — "Simply put, John Freshwater is not credible," begins the post-hearing brief composed by David Millstone, attorney for the Mount Vernon City Schools.

Seminar will explore suicides, prevention

September 21, 2010, 11:07 am

MOUNT VERNON — September is Suicide Prevention Month in this country. Unfortunately, September in Knox County has already seen one suicide.

New gun range draws concern

September 21, 2010, 11:07 am

GAMBIER — A group of 20 unhappy residents of Harrison Township gathered at the monthly township trustees meeting Monday night. They were there to protest the trustees' decision to sanction a gun range.

Danville sets new curfew laws

September 21, 2010, 11:07 am

DANVILLE — The Danville Village Council updated its curfew laws for minors during a meeting Monday.

KCSO makes pot bust

September 21, 2010, 11:07 am

MOUNT VERNON — An early fall "harvest" operation on Monday has resulted in the seizure of over $50,000 worth of marijuana.

MOUNT VERNON — On Monday, Knox County Common Pleas Court Judge Otho Eyster handed down sentences in two felony cases, according to Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher.

Fredericktown looks to build water tower

September 21, 2010, 11:06 am

FREDERICKTOWN — The Fredericktown Village Council gave approval to pursue the construction of a new water tower when it met in regular session Monday evening at the Fredericktown Municipal Building.