• Question: What was the name of the song of the first music video released by local singer/songwriter Olivia Kight?

    “Because He Met Me” was Mount Vernon grad Olivia Kight’s first music video. It was filmed in local areas relevant to Kight’s life including Hard Knox Tattoo, Legends Sports Bar and Mount Vernon High School. She regularly performs around Knox County, and locals had a chance to see Kight perform on the big stage at the Knox County Fair this year as the opening act for Mustang Sally, Friday July 27, 2018.

  • Question: How many playoff appearances did the Highland Scots football team have under head coach Chad Carpenter, who recently retired after being at the helm for 17 years?



    Erick Starkey/News Highland’s Chad Carpenter was presented a plaque Tuesday before the Scot boys basketball game for all of his years as head football coach.

    7. Chad Carpenter posted a 113-66 record while leading the Scots over the last 17 years. He won 11 league championships and marched Highland into the postseason seven times. This past season, the Scots posted a 9-2 overall record, winning the Knox-Morrow Athletic Conference title with a 7-0 league record. Carpenter recently stepped away from the program after a good run.

  • Question: Last Winter, local kennel owner Jeff Campbell pledged to wear which item of clothing all winter long in order to raise money and awareness for the Knox County Humane Society and for the Knox County Animal Shelter?


    Jeff Campbell raised nearly $5,500 through his GoFundMe campaign Shorts In Winter For Shelters and in person donations, which he donated in equal parts to the cats at the Knox County Humane Society and to the dogs at the Knox County Animal Shelter. He wore shorts from Dec. 28, 2017 well into March and braved sub-zero temperatures, illness and numb skin for the campaign to raise awareness about bringing pets inside from the cold. The GoFundMe campaign is still active at www.gofundme.com/SHORTSFORSHELTERS.

  • Question: How many Knox County cross country teams reached the top-10 in the state as a team?


    Erick Starkey/News With mud flying, Centerburg’s Dreanna Perry (481) races with a pack of girls Saturday during the regional race in Pickerington. Perry helped lead the Trojans to a regional title.

    3. The state cross country meet was pushed back a week due to weather conditions. On the day the race was run, weather and course conditions weren’t ideal, but the area runners set to compete still turned on the afterburners to put up solid performances. The Fredericktown boys, led by Paden Spencer (20th) earned eighth. Dreanna Perry (46th) led the Centerburg girls to eighth as a team and Nichole Groseclose (27th) piloted the Freddie girls to 10th in the team standings.


  • Question: Which Knox County Elementary School received a Blue Ribbon Award of excellence from the United States Department of Education in 2018?

    Joshua Morrison/News Suzanne Miller, principal of Twin Oak Elementary School, left, accepts a Congressional Proclamation from Congressman Bob Gibbs in a short ceremony at Twin Oak Wednesday morning in honor of their National Blue Ribbon award.

    Twin Oak Elementary School. Twin Oak is one of only 349 schools in the nation that has been recognized as a Blue Ribbon school this year, and it stands as one of 16 schools in the state of Ohio with this distinction. Twin Oak joins East Elementary School as the two schools in the Mount Vernon City School District that have achieved this honor, with East Elementary winning their award in 2014. The National Blue Ribbon Schools program award recognizes the work of elementary, middle and high schools, either public or private, where students achieve very high learning standards or are making notable improvements in closing the achievement gap.

You can answer more questions in December 31, 2018 edition of the Mount Vernon News



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