George Washington’s connection to enslaved poet Phillis Wheatley illustrates “a telling example of his moral complexity and capacity for humanitarian understanding,” argues Adam Meehan, a doctoral candidate in Literature at The University of Arizona.

Local indoor track and field athletes from Fredericktown and Highland High Schools reached the podium (top 8 finish) in five of the six events entered at the 2014 Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches Indoor Track & Field Championships, held at the Stile Field House at the University of Akron on Saturday.

The Silver Screeners Free Classic Movie Matinee will feature the academy award winning romantic comedy, “It Happened One Night,” on Sunday, at 1:30 p.m., at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry St.

Atkins to headline county fair

March 11, 2014, 8:55 am

Country music star Rodney Atkins will be the headline performer at this year’s Knox County Fair.

Public nature preserve cemetery planned

March 10, 2014, 8:00 pm

A public, nature preserve cemetery and a nine-hole golf course will be developed on land that has long been home to the Tomahawk Golf Course in Knox County.

he American Red Cross is partnering with the United Way of Knox County and the Kiwanis Club of Mount Vernon to offer one-day baby-sitting instruction classes later this month.

Warner to speak at Aglow meeting

March 9, 2014, 4:00 pm

An Aglow meeting will take place Monday, March 17, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., at the Covenant Christian Church, 13360 New Delaware Road, Mount Vernon. The speaker for the meeting will be Theresa Warner.