MOUNT VERNON -- The spirit of giving made a grand appearance recently to one Knox County youth. A little unexpected gift made for a much brighter outlook for 6-year-old Leyland Shrimplin and his mother, Amanda.
BUTLER -- The snowfall and colder temperatures that came with Wednesday's storm were good for business at area ski resorts if for no other reason than to excite enthusiasts'imaginations.
MOUNT VERNON -- Final activity for 2012 wrapping up was the report Friday with Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis.
MOUNT VERNON -- Knox County Sheriff's Office Sgt. William "Will"Shaffer has been named the 2012 Outstanding Officer of the Year.
MOUNT VERNON -- Beginning Jan. 3, 2013, there are several new changes taking place in the operation of the medical clinic at the Knox County Health Department.
MOUNT VERNON -- One of the true hit makers of the 1990s, Collin Raye, still continues to crank out soulful, heartfelt material with the honesty and richness that is signature to his vocals.
MOUNT VERNON -- It's rare when the Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets meet a team from the Mid-Buckeye Conference.
DANVILLE -- The Danville boys basketball team came out flatter than a Christmas sugar cookie Friday.
CENTERBURG -- The Centerburg Trojans (8-2) successfully defended their Shelley Whited Holiday Classic title with a convincing 62-35 victory over the visiting Heath Bulldogs (5-4) in the championship game on Friday night.
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