Water protection moving forward

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MOUNT VERNON — The city's Source Water Protection Committee is moving along on its dual purpose of identifying existing pollution threats to the city's water supply and creating a plan to deal with contamination if it should occur.

Opposition forces truck bill into study

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MOUNT VERNON — A House transportation bill which would force states to allow longer, heavier trucks on America's roadways was temporarily put on hold Thursday when a U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee voted to amend the bill by sending it to a three-year study committee.

Trudels win national food award

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FREDERICKTOWN — For the second year in a row, through a blind taste test by nationally renowned producers and marketers, Ann's Raspberry Farm & Specialty Crops has won a national Good Food award for its Savory Brussel Sprout Relish.

Jackets' late run secures victory

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MOUNT VERNON — "Great teams aren't always great. They're just great when they have to be." Those were the immortal words of John Facenda, whose baritone voice was lent to many NFL Films Super Bowl highlight shows.

School lockdown ends, suspect slips away

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By VIRGIL SHIPLEYNews Staff Photographer MOUNT VERNON — A father who is not authorized to see his daughter came to the Knox County Career Center about 11:15 a.m. today looking for her. KCCC staff recognized him immediately and locked down the building. Superintendent Bernie Pachmayer said before they could close the building, the man slipped… Read more »

CAUV assessment nearly doubles tax

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MOUNT VERNON — Nobody likes taxes, and a sudden doubling of a tax bill would be expected to cause a hue and cry to be raised. That happened to some agricultural land owners last month, but the response has been subdued.

Mapping errors create problems for drivers

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MOUNT VERNON — Knox County may not be directly served by an interstate highway, but Mount Vernon is nevertheless the hub on a transportation wheel that includes one U.S. highway and no fewer than seven designated state routes.

Passing on right legal in some situations

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FREDERICKTOWN — It's happened to every driver on the road. You are driving along and someone in front of you wants to make a left turn, but there is a long line of traffic coming the other way. There is no left turn lane, so you are stopped, too. Do you wait, or do you… Read more »

Highland upsets Elgin, 42-34

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SPARTA — With the season winding down and one of the best players in the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference coming to town, Highland girls basketball coach Betsy Morrison issued a challenge to her team.

Dresses needed for event

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CENTERBURG — The Heart of Ohio Women's Club is again sponsoring "Say Yes to the Dress" later this spring for girls from not only Centerburg but all surrounding schools including Highland, Northridge, Johnstown, Utica, East Knox, Danville and Mount Vernon.

Canine distemper diagnosed

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MOUNT VERNON — Greg Price, DVM, Town & Country Veterinary Clinic, is urging dog owners to make sure their canines are vaccinated against canine distemper.