When I was in high school, I had a teacher who encouraged me to join the school newspaper. That set my life on a course I would have never picked for myself without her nudge. I was fortunate not only to have a teacher who pushed me outside of my comfort zone and into a field of study that fit a skill set only she could see, but I was lucky to attend a school where elective classes like journalism were offered and encouraged.

A second Dallas hospital worker who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease, and officials on Wednesday began reaching out to passengers who had been on a flight with her the day before she fell ill.

The Detective Division from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office received the Outstanding Unit of the Year award at the recent Ohio Narcotics Association Regional Coordinating Officers (NARCO) Training Conference.

Joan Rivers, Dies at 81

September 4, 2014, 3:19 pm

An interactie timeline of select events on comedian Joan Rivers’ life.

Coshocton Avenue site for OVI checkpoint

August 23, 2014, 11:51 am

Last year in Knox County, there were two fatal crashes, both of which involved impaired drivers, resulting in two lives being lost.

The Mount Vernon Fire Department will be conducting annual hydrant flushing in the Southern half of the City between August 4th and August 22nd. The flushing is scheduled to begin around 8:00 a.m. and will conclude by 5:00 p.m. on each day.

fireworks

Area fireworks planned

June 28, 2014, 1:46 pm

Independence Day will be celebrated around the Knox County area with many different events.

World Cup 2014

June 12, 2014, 9:45 am

Follow the World Cup with our interactive tracker and photos

According to Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher, Christine N. Wilkins, 27, Mount Vernon, was convicted this morning of burglary for breaking into a Cottage Street residence, on March 19.  Judge Otho Eyster sentenced Wilkins to 180 days in jail and a three year term of community control supervision during which she must complete an inpatient… Read more »

Benefit for Hanson and Elkins

May 29, 2014, 11:02 am

Come Friday to Mike’s Beer Bucket, from 8-12 p.m., at Market St., Danville, for a benefit for Brenda Vance Hanson and Vicky Vance Elkins.