MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon News is proud to announce the development of “Pride & Progress,” a special publication currently in the production process by several departments at the News.
“This is a good opportunity to get the message out for your business — what you do, your history, your future and the people you employ,” said News Advertising Manager Corby Wise. “There are a lot of great things happening in our county and this is an excellent occasion to share that information with people.”
The supplement, already scheduled for more than 48 pages, will be a combination of advertisements and editorial copy that will share with the public information about the businesses, merchants, professionals, organizations, service clubs, men and women who have shaped Knox County and continue to create a positive economic and social atmosphere in an area we are all proud to call home.
It is obvious by the popularity of “From our Files” and the old photos published by the News that our readers like to reminisce about the history of our county and its people. The creators of “Pride & Progress” hope to extend that love of history into a publication that will not only spark the memory of our readers, but also of the advertisers involved as they delve into their histories to retell their stories from conception to success.
“We all enjoy reading about the interesting things that happened and the fascinating people who poured their hearts and souls into building their dreams right here,” said News Publisher Kay Culbertson. “I am very excited to take that same journey with this publication and relive all the accomplishments that were made and look forward to getting a sneak peek at what is to come.”
A similar publication was printed by the News for several years that focused on business and industry in the county. The last appearance came in 1992 when the section evolved into “The Looking Glass.”
“We feel now is the time to bring back a publication our advertisers continue to ask for,” said Wise. “‘The Looking Glass’ was, and will continue to be, an incredible retrospective of all facets of our history. Unfortunately, it left a void for not only our advertisers but also our readership. It feels good to provide an avenue to fill that void for everyone.”
One of the most exciting aspects of “Pride & Progress” is its return to traditional newspaper appeal.
“There are no frills with this,” said Culbertson. “It is back to the basics — just black and white — the way newspapers were meant to be.”
“Pride & Progress” will publish on Thursday, Oct. 27. For more information, or to schedule advertising, contact 740-397-5333.