Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News May 31, 2013

Helping out Oklahoma storm victims

MOUNT VERNON -- Victims of the devastating tornado in Oklahoma on May 20 have already been the recipients of assistance from numerous groups across the country. But one local youth wanted to make sure he could do his part in offering some help.

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Adult culinary students ready to cook for crowds

MOUNT VERNON -- Since April 1, students in the adult culinary program at the Knox County Career Center have been busy learning about kitchen safety, nutrition, safe food-handling techniques, knife skills, spices and flavorings, and wines and spirits.

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First steps taken in consolidation of 9-1-1 centers

MOUNT VERNON -- The process of moving to a consolidated 9-1-1 call center got under way Thursday with the first meeting of the 9-1-1 Transition Committee.

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Brown Township to get CDBG money for bridges

MOUNT VERNON -- A decision on final Knox County project proposals for Community Development Block Grant allocations was made Thursday afternoon when the Knox County Board of Commissioners met with Amy Schocken of Community Development Consultants of Ohio.

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Student denied request to wear honor cords at graduation

MOUNT VERNON -- Graduation ceremonies are usually a time for celebration, but in the case of Mount Vernon High School student Bethany Kelly, graduation ceremony guidelines are causing consternation.

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Highland well-represented at regionals

LEXINGTON -- The greatest achievement for the Highland Scots track and field team so far this season was not the fact that they got to the regionals. It was how they got there. They took a bus.

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