Technology increasing farm production

June 12, 2010, 7:59 am

FREDERICKTOWN — Every day there are more mouths to feed in the world, and less farmable land to grow the food needed to feed those mouths. Now technology is being used to increase the production on the land left to farming to feed a growing population.

MOUNT VERNON — With the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline's objection answer filed, the Ohio Supreme Court will now decide the fate of local attorney Scott Pullins.

MOUNT VERNON — Since reopening in January after cleanup and renovation, the cat shelter of the Knox County Humane Society has released some information regarding its handling of the Knox County cat population.

MOUNT VERNON — No one knows precisely how many older Americans are being abused, neglected or exploited, but the best estimates, according to the National Center on Elder Abuse, are that between 1 million and 2 million Americans age 65 or older have been injured, mistreated or otherwise exploited by someone on whom they depended… Read more »

We are wrapping up Day 2 of our visit to Albany, Ga. The people here are just amazing. We have felt right at home and made some wonderful friends.

MOUNT VERNON — The 2010 high school baseball season was a banner year for many area teams. Two — Fredericktown and Mount Vernon — set school win records, and others showed improvement over their 2009 efforts, including Highland, which improved its record by five wins.

Census complicated in small towns

June 11, 2010, 10:56 am

MOUNT VERNON — Some local residents have raised concerns about the way the 2010 Census is being administered.

Two-car accident fatal

June 11, 2010, 10:55 am

FREDERICKTOWN — The driver of a sports car died this morning after the vehicle collided with a pickup truck north of Mount Vernon.

ATV trespassing, plate rules tougher

June 11, 2010, 10:55 am

MOUNT VERNON — In the spring of 2009, the Ohio General assembly enacted H.B. 2 which included changes in licensing requirements for all terrain vehicles and where they can be used. The changes went into effect July 1, 2009.

Boil advisories lifted

June 11, 2010, 10:55 am

MOUNT VERNON — Tuesday's boil advisory, in effect for consumers in the north end, has been lifted.

MOUNT VERNON — Fans of softball in the Mount Vernon News area witnessed some great games and great tournament runs by three teams. Danville and Highland both made it to the regional tournament, with the Scots just one victory away from the state. And, Mount Vernon advanced to the district tournament.

MOUNT VERNON — The Fredericktown Freddies track and field team has racked up three more awards to add onto what was a superb season.

Delinquent taxes affect programs

June 10, 2010, 10:57 am

MOUNT VERNON — Each November, the News publishes a list of delinquent property taxpayers in Knox County, and the amount of money those taxpayers owe the county.