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Mount Vernon News June 13, 2013

Morgan qualified, respected

MOUNT VERNON -- Robert "Kit"Morgan started his career in law enforcement in the jail division of the Knox County Sheriff's Office and has served the citizens of Mount Vernon since 1999.

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County sideswiped by storm

MOUNT VERNON -- Tornado sirens across Knox County were sounding their warning signals Wednesday evening as strong thunderstorms carrying the possibility of tornados rolled through the county.

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Shultz, Stevens crowned at turkey festival

DANVILLE -- Threatening weather on Wednesday didn't dampen the enthusiasm of the contestants in the 2013 Little Miss Turkey and Little Mr. Turkey contest. Storms held off just long enough for the judges to determine a winner.

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Thirty receive GED degrees

MOUNT VERNON -- A total of 30 students received their General Education Development degree Wednesday evening when the 2013 Adult Basic and Literacy Education graduation ceremony was conducted at the Knox County Career Center's Adult Education Center.

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Three MVMS educators earn Master Teacher status

MOUNT VERNON -- Three Mount Vernon Middle School teachers -- Bryan Donaldson, Wes Elifritz and Kristin Payne -- have officially attained Master Teacher status.

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Former employee, KAT reach settlement

MOUNT VERNON -- A former Knox Area Transit employee will receive almost $4,000, before taxes, as the result of a settlement agreement with the KAT board of directors.

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Burnside blunders again with newspaper ban

On May 29, 1863, Gen. Ambrose Burnside, who had caught President Lincoln by surprise with his arrest and trial of Clement Vallandigham, offered to resign as commander of the Department of Ohio. Lincoln refused the offer.

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Local harness racer getting most out of horses

MOUNT VERNON -- Described as a quiet and kind individual, Ammon Hershberger lets his actions speak louder than his words when he is on the racetrack with his beloved horses.

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