2010 a painful year in Knox County

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MOUNT VERNON — As 2010 comes to an end, the final pages of a painful year have turned. When flipping back through the chapters of the year, many shocking events have transpired that have touched the lives and hearts of all of Knox County.

Pipeline under review

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MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County Board of Commissioners heard from Allen Fore, director of community relations for Kinder Morgan Cochin regarding the progress of the Marcellus Lateral Pipeline which will go through Knox County.

Stay safe, sober on roadways

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MOUNT VERNON — Drunk driving is a year-round problem but it is even more so during the year-end holidays. The results of drinking and driving can be disastrous.

Battle continues over cable contract

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MOUNT VERNON — Time Warner Cable said Thursday night its customers would not go without network programming even if Sinclair Broadcast Group pulls the plug on FOX and ABC signals tonight when the contract between the two media groups expire at 11:59 p.m.

Voters reject school levies

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MOUNT VERNON — All the public school districts in the area wrestled with budget issues in 2010, trying to cope successfully with declining revenues along with increasing expenses.

Career Center has a stellar year

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MOUNT VERNON — Career and technical instruction is a major focus of 21st century education, and the Knox County Career Center prepares both high school and adult students for the work force.

Hard work pays off for local students

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MOUNT VERNON — In addition to teaching reading, writing and arithmetic, schools today offer students many, and varied, opportunities to expand their knowledge and put what they learn to practical use.

Taking a walk

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Every day Sandy Rogers takes her dogs for a walk along Sychar Road. Sunshine and temperatures in the upper 30s on Wednesday was the recipe for an enjoyable afternoon for Lady, Katie and Boomer.