5th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

August 24, 2010, 11:09 am

The federal agency charged with helping homeowners and businesses rebuild after hurricanes Katrina and Rita failed on many levels. The Small Business Administration¬ís mishandling of a major loan program is a legacy deeply felt in Gulf areas yet to recover five years after the devastating storms. The federal agency charged with helping homeowners and businesses… Read more »

MVHS grad killed on bike

August 23, 2010, 11:22 am

MOUND CROSSING — Mount Vernon native Michelle (Richert) Kazlausky was killed after being struck by a pickup truck Saturday afternoon, in Hocking County, while riding in the Pelotonia, a bike ride to raise funds for cancer research.

Tainted eggs sold in county

August 23, 2010, 11:22 am

MOUNT VERNON — A large national recall of eggs issued last week due to a reported strain of salmonella poisoning has found its way to Knox County.

Rain doesn't stop car show, music festival

August 23, 2010, 11:22 am

FREDERICKTOWN — The stormy weather may have kept the crowds smaller at this year's the Fredericktown Car Show and Bluegrass and Old Time String Music Festival on Saturday, but the rain did not diminish the enthusiasm of the crowds of classic car and music lovers who came out to enjoy the show.

800 backpacks, supplies distributed

August 21, 2010, 1:09 am

MOUNT VERNON — Families waited in a long line Friday night at Riverside Park to receive one of more than 800 backpacks stuffed with school supplies ranging from colored pencils, folders and even Kleenex.

First-Knox opens drive-in

August 21, 2010, 1:09 am

MOUNT VERNON — Customers at the Vine Street drive-in of First-Knox National Bank are now seeing a new and improved facility when they pull up to do their drive-in banking.

Father guilty of nonsupport

August 21, 2010, 1:09 am

MOUNT VERNON — A Powell father was sentenced to community control by Knox County Common Pleas Judge Otho Eyster for failing to pay thousands of dollars in child support obligations.

City gets $522K grant

August 21, 2010, 1:08 am

MOUNT VERNON — The city of Mount Vernon was recently approved by the Ohio Department of Development for a $522,000 Community Housing Improvement Program grant, according to Mayor Richard Mavis.

No punishment for Space

August 21, 2010, 1:08 am

DOVER — Congressman Zack Space's campaign was not issued a letter of reprimand by the Ohio Elections Committee as stated in a headline in Friday's edition of the News.

Nurse-mare program helps rescue foals

August 21, 2010, 1:08 am

MOUNT VERNON — Last April, James Gabriel and his wife, Gisela, adopted two foals from Last Chance Corral, an equine rescue operation in Athens.

Caution necessary in school zones

August 20, 2010, 10:54 am

MOUNT VERNON — "School is in session," said Capt. George Hartz of the Mount Vernon Police Department. "We want to remind everybody the speed limit past schools during school hours is 20 miles an hour. Be aware of school buses loading and unloading children. Be aware of kids walking out between cars and running across… Read more »

Space makes false statement

August 20, 2010, 10:54 am

LAKEVILLE — The Ohio Elections Commission issued a ruling on Thursday that recent TV ads paid for by Congressman Zack Space's campaign committee made false statements about his opponent Bob Gibbs in the race for the congressional seat in Ohio's 18th Congressional District.

Need continues for fan donations

August 20, 2010, 10:53 am

MOUNT VERNON — With summer not over yet, and many weeks to go until fall, Interchurch Social Services and the Mount Vernon Fire Department continue their efforts to keep residents cool.

KCCC adjusts programs

August 20, 2010, 10:53 am

MOUNT VERNON — Along with some new staff members, students entering or returning to the Knox County Career Center this school year will notice some program changes.