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.

Feeders worked well in heat

July 28, 2010, 11:31 am

MOUNT VERNON — After nine classes and 90 animals were judged in the ring, Grand Champion honors were awarded to Kyle Daniels of Fredericktown, who is a member of the Mount Vernon FFA.

New wrinkle at beef show

July 28, 2010, 11:31 am

MOUNT VERNON — There was a new wrinkle to the Market Beef/Beef Feeder show at the Knox County Fair this year. A new competition class was added; beef pool.

Dairy goats put on a show

July 28, 2010, 11:30 am

MOUNT VERNON — Goats of all shapes and sizes put their show faces on and did their best to outshine one another at the Knox County Dairy Goat Show on Tuesday morning.

Beautifying the mini-parks

July 27, 2010, 11:20 am

MOUNT VERNON — The city of Mount Vernon's Shade Tree Commission took steps Monday night to move forward on beautifying one of the city's mini-parks.

Trial postponed due to discussions

July 27, 2010, 11:20 am

MOUNT VERNON — As reported by the News Monday, the Doe versus John Freshwater civil trial did not begin on Monday as originally scheduled.

Gas station robbed

July 27, 2010, 11:20 am

MOUNT VERNON — An armed robber got away with an unspecified amount of money from the North Point Marathon station on North Sandusky Street early Monday morning, according to Detective Sgt. Jeff Jacobs of the Mount Vernon Police Department.