James Brodie Stone

James Brodie Stone, 96, went home to be with his Lord on November 16, 2016, surrounded by his daughters at the Country Club Retirement Center in Mount Vernon.

comments | Obituary | November 18, 2016, 12:15 am |



Michael R. Talbott

Michael “Mikey” Talbott, 64, of Mount Vernon, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, at Knox Community Hospital.

comments | Obituary | November 18, 2016, 12:14 am |



Mearl W. Yocum

Mearl W. Yocum, 79, of Mount Vernon, passed away We d n e s d a y, Nov. 16, 2016, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

comments | Obituary | November 18, 2016, 12:13 am |



Bonds limitless at MVHS

It was a bit tricky trying to determine who was the most excited Thursday at the Fall Senior Citizens Luncheon at Mount Vernon High School — the 244 senior citizens who attended the event or the 69 students helpers from National Honor Society, Key Club and Student Council who, as table hosts, made sure each guest was welcomed and provided with a beverage and lunch.

comments | News | November 18, 2016, 12:11 am |



Ross has new role on Bob Gibbs’ staff

An introduction of Tim Ross as new district director for the office of Congressman Bob Gibbs, House representative for the 7th Congressional District, was on tap Thursday morning with the Knox County Board of Commissioners.

comments | News | November 18, 2016, 12:10 am |



County water making improvements

Progress with ongoing projects with the Knox County water/wastewater department were shared with the Knox County Board of Commissioners when they met with department superintendent Jeff Pickrell on Thursday morning.

comments | News | November 18, 2016, 12:09 am |



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Offices close for holiday

The Mount Vernon News will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24, in observance of Thanksgiving. Customers will receive a Thursday edition of the News based on traditional Saturday morning delivery schedule.

comments | News | November 18, 2016, 12:07 am |



Cameras used to study traffic

Motorists and pedestrians in Mount Vernon may have been seeing an unfamiliar-looking object attached to utility poles this past week.

comments | News | November 18, 2016, 12:05 am |



Goodwill opening third store

Licking/Knox Goodwill Industries has announced the planned opening of a new Goodwill store for Knox County at 16482 Village Parkway in Fredericktown, the site of the former Fredericktown Farm and Garden.

comments | News | November 18, 2016, 12:03 am |



Community invited to MVNU Musical Showcase

Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Music Stage Production class will present a Musical Showcase on Saturday at 7:30 p.m., in Thorne Performance Hall in the R.R. Hodges Chapel/Fine Arts Building. The concert is free and the community is invited and encouraged to attend.

comments | Events | November 18, 2016, 12:02 am |



Kmart pharmacy closing; store safe

Knox County consumers will soon realize one less location to purchase prescriptions medications after Kmart confirms the store’s pharmacy will be closing.

comments | News | November 18, 2016, 12:01 am |



16 vie for county Distinguished Young Woman

The entire Knox County community will have the chance to see the younger generation’s talent, poise, fitness and grace Saturday at Memorial Theater during the Knox County Distinguished Young Women Scholarship program.

comments | News | November 17, 2016, 12:15 am |



Rosanne Doris Parkinson

A service celebrating the life of Rosanne Doris Parkinson will be held at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at the Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home, in Newark.

comments | Obituary | November 17, 2016, 12:12 am |