Virgil Shipley/News Cody Wright, intern for the Knox County Parks District, tosses away some branches he cut while helping clear land for a natural resource area at the Knox County Fairgrounds. The 23-acre parcel, which used to be part of Mount Vernon Academy, will include trails, a pond and a picnic area.

Fairgrounds to get natural resource area

Initial construction began Tuesday on the natural resource area of the Knox County Fairgrounds that will hopefully become a staple for fairgoers to have some peaceful one-on-one time with nature and take a break from the busy fair crowds.

comments | News | April 26, 2017, 5:00 pm |



Lena L. Sparks

Lena L. “Star” “Granny” Sparks, 76, of Mount Vernon, passed away Monday, April 24, 2017, at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.

comments | Obituary | April 26, 2017, 4:02 pm |