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Joshua Morrison/News The demolition of 118 E. Chestnut St. got underway Monday. The house was purchased by the Knox County Commissioners in September of 2018. A maintenance building is planned for the site.

Razed apartment to make way for maintenance facility

Knox County government plans to build a maintenance department building that will be big enough to have bay doors and house lawn care and snow removal equipment, other tools and maintenance vehicles as well. Its future location will be behind the Knox County Service Center.

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Larry Di Giovanni/News The Knox Soil and Water Conservation District held its annual pancake and sausage lunch for local political leaders, who get current information from the SWCD, but also have a chance to meet and talk with other local leaders and legislators. Here, Pleasant Township Trustee Jim Hughes, left, goes through the line and Darrell Severns from the SWCD office cooks buckwheat pancakes.

Breakfast is served

The Knox Soil and Water Conservation District held its annual pancake and sausage lunch for local political leaders, who get current information from the SWCD, but also have a chance to meet and talk with other local leaders and legislators.

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Warden: More than 40 dogs adopted

Since last September, when 67 neglected dogs were confiscated from Pittie Paw Rescue’s Mount Vernon operation and taken to the Knox County Dog Shelter, there has been some good news.

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Knox County approves financing for CAD system

Knox County Commissioners voted Tuesday to enter into a five-year lease-purchase agreement with Government Capital Corp. for the purpose of financing just over $400,000 in public safety equipment — the county’s recently approved Zuercher Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD) system.

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Jobs drive need for public transportation services

More public transportation offered through Knox Area Transit (KAT) — and services who could partner with KAT — would offset what officials attending an area transportation meeting Friday called a serious economic development issue in Knox County.

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News graphic by Joshua Worster This chart shows Knox County 911 calls in January and February, demonstrating that the peak period for calls was 3 p.m. The day of the week with the most calls was Thursday.

New Computer-Aided Dispatch system on its way

The Knox County 911 system has taken the next step to implement a Zuercher CAD (Computer-Aided Dispatch) system with several “next gen” features that will interface with the new Knox County 911 phone system installed this past November.

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