Shaffer, Etgen take wins

July 30, 2010, 11:32 am

Anthony Shaffer of Fredericktown made it two wins in a row at the Knox County Fair. Shaffer, competing in the long bus division of the Figure 8 School Bus races, wowed the crowd and the competition to win the event for the second straight year.

Sale Day a huge success

July 30, 2010, 10:59 am

MOUNT VERNON — Auctioneer John "Red" Shaw presided over the 2010 Knox County Junior Fair Sale of Champions.

No decision yet from lawsuit hearing

July 30, 2010, 10:58 am

COLUMBUS — No decision was rendered Thursday at the evidentiary hearing related to the Doe family lawsuit against John Freshwater.

Man injured in tractor accident

July 30, 2010, 10:58 am

UTICA — A man in Licking County on Pleasant Valley Road was run over by his tractor in an accident Thursday.

Daniels edges local favorites

July 29, 2010, 11:13 am

MOUNT VERNON — Knox County Fairgoers were treated to some high-flying action Wednesday night as the Rough Truck Competition took over the grandstand. Eighty-two drivers competed for the top spot, including many local competitors.

Ruckman named Showman of Showmen

July 29, 2010, 10:59 am

MOUNT VERNON — Visitors to the Knox County Fair on Wednesday evening had the chance to see the skill of the top junior fair showmen for 2010 in action.

MOUNT VERNON — Despite reports by other media outlets, there has not been a settlement in the Doe family versus John Freshwater civil lawsuit.

MV schools putting levy on ballot

July 29, 2010, 10:59 am

MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon Board of Education on Wednesday passed the final resolution needed to place an operating levy on the November ballot.

MOUNT VERNON — Prison time for a Mount Vernon man jumped an additional five years after being sentence in the Knox County Common Pleas Court on Wednesday.

MOUNT VERNON — The solid waste nuisance at Armentrout Road has finally been cleaned up. Interim Health Commissioner Pat Tuttle reported an inspection by the Knox County Board of Health found all solid waste had been removed from the property.

Novel an inspiring lesson

July 29, 2010, 10:58 am

MOUNT VERNON — For Kathryn Preston Reynolds, writing her first novel, "Out of Shadows," has been an inspiring journey.

Riding for the thrill of it

July 29, 2010, 10:57 am

MOUNT VERNON — Although English riding has its roots in history among the gentility, today's English riders participate for the thrill and the intense competition.

Keeping flies away from your fruit

July 28, 2010, 11:31 am

MOUNT VERNON — The season is ripe for fresh fruit and vegetables but no one likes dealing with pesky fruit flies that seem to pop out of nowhere when there is anything sweet out in the open.

Douglas honored for poultry

July 28, 2010, 11:31 am

MOUNT VERNON — On Tuesday, Bernie Douglas was named the best poultry exhibitor at the Knox County Fair Poultry Show.