Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News April 26, 2012

New batting cage built for softball

MOUNT VERNON -- Thanks to this year's Leadership Knox class, softball players at Memorial Park now have a safe place to warm up and practice hitting.

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Size, scope of career center boards vary

MOUNT VERNON -- The composition of career center school boards varies from area to area.

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Local Democrats kick off campaigns with rally

MOUNT VERNON -- Knox County Democrats had a full house for their annual chili supper Wednesday.

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Rolls breaks ground on new office building

MOUNT VERNON -- Several hundred Rolls-Royce Energy Systems employees gathered under the noontime sun Wednesday as ground was broken for a $10 million, two-story office building at the northwest corner of Sandusky and Chestnut streets.

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Search nearly finished for EMA director

MOUNT VERNON -- The search for a new EMA director is nearing a conclusion. So close, in fact, an independent consultant has been contracted to do a background check on the preferred candidate.

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Health board to seek levy

MOUNT VERNON -- The decision to place a replacement levy on the November ballot was made when the Knox County Board of Health met Wednesday evening at the Knox County Health Department.

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Centerburg finishes third in Knowledge Bowl

MOUNT VERNON -- Mount Vernon First Church of the Nazarene was the site of the 2012 State Knowledge Bowl competition on April 20.

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Watkins hands Mount Vernon third straight defeat

MOUNT VERNON -- It's hard to say what was more glum at Mount Vernon's baseball game on Wednesday, the weather or the fans.

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