Up and not quite over

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Driver Lois Latimer, 54, Centerburg, escaped with minor injuries when her car, on the left, left U.S. 36 east of Bangs, Thursday at 3:40 p.m.

Alternative center celebrates students

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MOUNT VERNON — Overcoming obstacles, battling low self-esteem and putting the aftermath of bad choices behind them, students at the Knox County Alternative Center celebrated their achievements and were honored by staff members, family, friends and community partners Thursday at the annual awards ceremony.

Photos available through online store

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MOUNT VERNON — From headline news pictures to seasonal images to athletes in action, Mount Vernon News readers can now purchase photos taken by Mount Vernon News staff photographers and reporters through the Photo Store on the News' website.

Missed the turn

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The driver of this pickup, Sherril Dice, 45, Mount Vernon, failed to make the turn from North Mulberry Street onto West High Street today at 7 a.m.

Loss of control

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After crossing three yards and two streets, this Nissan Pathfinder wound up hitting the north porch of a home at 121 Mansfield Road Thursday morning.

Chen's closing extended

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MOUNT VERNON — The decision to extend the license suspension of Chen's Buffet was handed down by the Knox County Board of Health when it met in regular session Wednesday evening.

Creativity for critters

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Lisa Tuberville, left, an 11th-grader at the Alternative Center, earned the special "paws award" for the design a T-shirt contest for the Knox County Humane Society.

Pile up

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Edward Hostetler of Killbuck, was cited with assured clear distance ahead after his Dodge Ram pickup ran into a vehicle driven by Brittany Foster of Danville on Wednesday morning.