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Knox Board of DD, Health Dept. collaborate on health classes

The Knox County Health Department and the Knox County Board of Disabilities have been collaborating on a series of classes that show providers and individuals with disabilities how to work in unison to formulate better diets and organize healthier lifestyles for themselves.

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Climb your way to well-rounded fitness

When one thinks of rock climbing, it is usually on a spectrum ranging from the comforting, colorful rock walls of childhood, to daunting Mount Everest levels of mountain climbing insanity that one needs an oxygen mask just to read about, let alone actually attempting the feat. While starting out on the easier end of the spectrum is preferred, rock climbing can be an exciting way for a person to get fit who prefers the outdoors to a more traditional gym setting if that is not their forte.

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Harbaugh brings ideas to county

potential Democratic candidate for the 7th Congressional District made a stop in Mount Vernon on Saturday to introduce himself and talk to the public about their legislative concerns.

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Virgil Shipley/News Cody Wright, intern for the Knox County Parks District, tosses away some branches he cut while helping clear land for a natural resource area at the Knox County Fairgrounds. The 23-acre parcel, which used to be part of Mount Vernon Academy, will include trails, a pond and a picnic area.

Fairgrounds to get natural resource area

Initial construction began Tuesday on the natural resource area of the Knox County Fairgrounds that will hopefully become a staple for fairgoers to have some peaceful one-on-one time with nature and take a break from the busy fair crowds.

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Cole named top Granger

The 61st Annual Farm-City Dinner brought warm food, some well-performed acoustic songs, and an opportunity for the granges of Knox County to come together for the ongoing agricultural camaraderie they’ve instilled in the community since 1873.

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Joshua Morrison/News Mathews Auto Group recently purchased Goetzman Chrysler Dodge Jeep on Harcourt Road. A temporary sign greets customers at the business.

Mathews buys out Goetzman

Goetzman Chrysler Dodge Jeep has changed ownership and the 500 Harcourt Road location is now part of the Mathews Auto Group.

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KnoxWorks off to a positive start

When the agreement was signed between KnoxWorks and CincinnatiWorks after the luncheon March 22, the organizations became officially affiliated and Knox County is now one of 25 communities across the country linked with CincinnatiWorks and their mission of combating poverty, one businesses and employee at a time.

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Dangerous mission earns Silver Star for Monette

On Tuesday, Mount Vernon native Robert J. Monette and three members of his crew — Robert A. Frank, Leonard B. Shearer and John DesLauriers — were awarded the third highest award that can be given for bravery on the battlefield — the Silver Star.

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