Butterfield, Hebenthal win DYW titles

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MOUNT VERNON — Gasps of surprise and tears of joy mingled with applause and cheers Saturday evening when the winners of the 2012 Distinguished Young Women of Knox County Scholarship Program were announced.

New building dedicated in Danville

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DANVILLE — Community leaders gathered on Saturday for the formal dedication of new facilities which house the Sanctuary Community Action, Danville Interchurch Emergency Assistance and the Church Mouse Thrift Shop.

New market features winter produce

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MOUNT VERNON — After several weeks of work (and several years of thinking about it), The OSU Extension Office and the Knox County Convention and Visitors Bureau will hold the first Winter Farmers Market on Saturday.

Distinguished Young Women opens program with excitement

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MOUNT VERNON — The talent, fitness and self-expression of 32 Knox County high school seniors was showcased Friday evening at Memorial Theater when preliminary competition in the 2012 Knox County Distinguished Young Women Scholarship program took place.

O' Christmas Tree

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Richard Burch, left, reaches over to place Christmas lights on the city's Christmas tree on Public Square on Friday. Burch was assisted by Mount Vernon Fire Department firefighters Todd Davis and Josh Lester. The tree will be illuminated on Sunday, Nov. 27, at 5 p.m. at the conclusion of the annual Christmas Walk and Parade.

Food for Fines campaign begins

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MOUNT VERNON — The Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, including its branch libraries in Fredericktown, Danville and Gambier, is sponsoring a "Food for Fines" campaign that runs until Saturday, Dec. 10.

Kenyon brings 'The Bard' to Dan Emmett

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MOUNT VERNON — Shakespeare for elementary school students? Some folks may not think so, but fifth-graders at Dan Emmett Elementary were enthralled when Kenyon College's Billy Shakespeare project performed "As You Like It" on Thursday.

Tour touts local energy resources

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MOUNT VERNON — The Energy For America bus tour made a stop in Mount Vernon on Thursday morning as representatives from Americans For Prosperity and American Energy Alliance joined forces in a rally to promote local energy resources.

Costs from spill still not collected

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MOUNT VERNON — Costs incurred by the Emergency Management Agency and the Eastern Knox Count Joint Fire District in the Jericho Road oil spill this spring have still not been repaid, Director Brian Hess reported at the EMA Board meeting Thursday.