MOUNT VERNON — Six days a week, no matter the weather conditions, more than 25 route drivers canvas different cities and rural locations in the Knox County area to deliver Mount Vernon News to readers. Jim Lamb and Mike Annett are two of those dedicated drivers.
Lamb has been a route driver with the News for about seven years and Annett has been driving for almost a year.
“It’s our responsibility to fold them, bag them and rubber band them,” Lamb told the News.
“The most important part (about being a route driver) is making sure the paper gets to where it needs to be in a proper fashion,” Annett said. “Weather permitting, if it’s raining or snowing, you make sure to bag them and make sure (the customers) get their papers the way they should.”
Lamb’s favorite aspect about being a route driver is the ability to chat and joke around with customers.
“I have fun with them. I’ve got a few buddies out there who joke back,” Lamb smiled.