Knox County was well represented when more than 44,000 volunteers braved cold, rainy and icy conditions on Dec. 17, 2016, for the annual Wreaths Across America event. As many as 245,000 American veterans were honored with the laying of wreaths at their gravesites this year at Arlington National Cemetery.
A preliminary hearing in Mount Vernon Municipal Court for Sabian D. Chatman, 35, of Columbus, was waived Tuesday afternoon after Chatman had secured representation by the Knox County Public Defender’s Office, according to the Municipal Court Clerk’s Office.
Details of the budget for the Knox County Agricultural Museum were presented to the Knox County Board of Commissioners for consideration on Thursday morning. Presenting their budget were outgoing coordinator Don Hawk and incoming coordinator Greg Magers.
Preliminary drawings for potential expansion/renovation of the Knox County Regional Airport terminal building were reviewed Wednesday evening at the monthly meeting of the Knox County Airport Authority.
A few Knox County veteran families received a little treat for the holidays Tuesday. Baker’s IGA decided to donate boxes of food to the Knox County Veterans Service Office to distribute to area veterans in Knox County.
Chris Lackey was sworn in as the newest member of Utica Village Council at the monthly meeting of council Monday evening. Lackey, who grew up in the Utica area and has lived in the village for 16 years, fills the void left by John Stone who resigned. Lackey took his oath while being sworn in by Utica Mayor Lester Grennell.
Various department head meetings were on tap Thursday with the Knox County Board of Commissioners as they heard updates from the water/wastewater, animal control, and soil and water conservation offices.