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KAT courting for pilot program

Centerburg Village Council learned Monday night that its financial support of a pilot program through Knox Area Transit is necessary or the village would be excluded from a program designed to eliminate transportation barriers to employment.

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Callan Pugh/News Attendees at the Fredericktown National Day of Prayer celebration gather around the pastors, and youth leaders in the congregation to pray over them during Thursday evenings Day of Prayer Service held at the First Presbyterian Church in Fredericktown and sponsored by the Fredericktown Area Church Association.

County, country pray in unity

The National Day of Prayer celebration held at the Fredericktown First Presbyterian Church Thursday evening centered around unity and “one nation under God.”

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Joshua Morrison/News Restoration of the Woodward Opera House theater continues with risers being built into the balcony for stadium seating. Work continues on the main floor area which will not only provide seating for shows but can serve as convention space.

Woodward opening in October

MOUNT VERNON — While the exterior of the Woodward might look slow going, inside the Woodward is a flurry of activity with renovations happening around the clock. The project at the Woodward is funded largely by tax credits according to project manager Pat Crow. To continue getting the full tax credits the project must meet… Read more »

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Callan Pugh/News Lonnie Totten, left, speaks about Elaine Hillier’s 60 years of accomplishment spent with the Wayne Grange. JoAnn Walton, right, presented the award to Hillier, center, at the 62nd annual Farm-City Dinner held Monday evening in the Mount Vernon High School Cafeteria.

Hillier named Granger of the Year

Members from Knox County’s six Granges met Monday evening for the 62nd annual Farm-City Dinner at the Mount Vernon High School Cafeteria and lauded longtime member Elaine Hillier as Granger of the Year.

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Callan Pugh/News Main Street Mount Vernon honored downtown businesses, volunteers and MSMV members at the annual meeting and awards held at the Knox County Memorial Building ballroom Thursday. Pictured from left, Lois Hanson, Spirit of Heritage Award; Vicki Coleman, Coleman Gallery & Galerie Suite, Small Business of the Year Award; Artistic Director of MTVarts Bruce Jacklin and MTVarts President Susan Moreland, Nonprofit of the Year award; Sandy Crow, Walter Rudin Award; and Vickie Sant, First Knox National Bank, Large Business of the Year award.

Sandy Crow Rudin winner

In a night full of community pride, Main Street Mount Vernon hosted it’s annual meeting and recognized community members and businesses that are helping Mount Vernon’s downtown grow into a thriving community and commercial asset.

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