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.

Council spearheads scholarship program

July 27, 2010, 11:20 am

MOUNT VERNON — In an effort to give all children in the city of Mount Vernon the opportunity to spend a day of fun in the sun at Hiawatha Water Park/Pool, members of Mount Vernon City Council and city administration are spearheading a new scholarship program

Simpson retires from water dept.

July 27, 2010, 11:19 am

MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County Commissioners announced the retirement of Ron Simpson as superintendent of the Mount Vernon Water and Wastewater Department when they met Monday morning at the commissioners' office.

Aldens top Dairy Show

July 27, 2010, 11:18 am

MOUNT VERNON — The Alden family of Danville dominated Monday's Knox County Junior Fair Dairy Show, winning seven classes.

White has top hog in large show

July 27, 2010, 11:18 am

MOUNT VERNON — More than 200 head of hogs entered the show arena Monday evening at the Knox County Fair for the 2010 Swine Show.

Dog show yields multiple winners

July 27, 2010, 11:18 am

MOUNT VERNON — With obedience, showmanship (grooming and handling) and agility performed and judged pre-fair, all that was left to do at Monday's Dog Show was present awards.

Plice, Jenson earn wins

July 27, 2010, 11:17 am

MOUNT VERNON — It was like a flashback from years past. Centerburg's Lafe Johnson, who was a longtime friend of the late John Parker Jr., gave the huge crowd at the Knox County Fairgrounds 2010 Demolition Derby a moment that brought back fond memories on Monday evening.

Agreement reached in civil suit

July 26, 2010, 11:07 am

MOUNT VERNON — The civil suit between the Doe family and John Freshwater has come to an agreement, according to a spokesperson for the clerk of courts for the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division.