Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News May 21, 2013

Baldridge indicted for attempted murder

MOUNT VERNON -- A Mount Vernon man was indicted on an attempted murder charge Monday after he struck a Danville police officer with his vehicle while eluding law enforcement during Sunday’s chase through Knox County.

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Short, others recognized for commitment to children

MOUNT VERNON -- A number of individuals received special recognition at the Mount Vernon school board meeting on Monday, and out-going superintendent Steve Short was among that number.

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Sousa Award recognizes outstanding young musicians

MOUNT VERNON -- Musical excellence was celebrated Monday afternoon when the Kiwanis Club of Mount Vernon conducted its third annual John Philip Sousa Awards luncheon at The Alcove.

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New businesses taking shape

MOUNT VERNON -- A pizza parlor, auto detailing service, a real estate broker and a dentist are among the recent business openings in the Knox County area.

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Centerburg man sued

MOUNT VERNON -- Samuel A. Thatcher of Centerburg has been sued by the mother of the girl involved in the sexual abuse case against him three years ago.

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Sheriff: Jail should receive good rating

MOUNT VERNON -- The Knox County Jail will probably receive a 100 percent rating from the state jail inspector, Sheriff Dave Shaffer told the county commissioners Monday at their regular meeting.

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Smith gets walk-off single for Fredericktown

WORTHINGTON -- With one swing of the bat, Fredericktown center fielder Matt Smith became an instant hero.

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Blue Devils'season ends in district semis

HILLIARD -- The Danville baseball team had its chances Monday.

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Trojans fall 1-0 to West Jefferson

PICKERINGTON -- The Centerburg Trojans were in uncharted waters.

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