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News file photo Knox Area Transit’s 10-passenger vans will be seen around Centerburg more often when the Village Express Service begins in the southwestern Knox County village in June. The service, which transports residents to Mount Vernon, will also run from Danville and Fredericktown.

KAT open to offering regional GoBus service

Knox County Commissioners were informed this week that Knox Area Transit (KAT) has been “encouraged” by the Ohio Department of Transportation to consider taking over GoBus routes administration and service between Columbus and Wooster, including service to Knox County.

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Image courtesy of Knox County Administrator Jason Booth The Knox County Humane Society shelter at 400 Columbus Road, shown with gray roof inside the green-bounded area, is set for a county-approved expansion through a lot split and deed transfer providing the shelter with three-quarters of an acre. The expansion would allow its own entrance and exit.

Knox County to deed land to Humane Society

Knox County Commissioners directed County Administrator Jason Booth on Thursday to order a survey and prepare a deed involving a lot split, which would turn the Knox County Humane Society and its shelter at 400 Columbus Road from a rent-paying county tenant into an entity owning its own property.

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Martinsburg gets closer to water system upgrade

Community development consultant Amy Shocken said she wasn’t surprised that no one showed up for a public hearing Tuesday at the Knox County Commissioners office regarding a major upgrade to the Village of Martinsburg public water system.

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Kenyon grad new face of BFEC

Mia Fox, the second Kenyon College graduate to become the Brown Family Environmental Center’s post-baccalaureate fellow, graduated from Kenyon on May 18 with dual degrees in biology and English.

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Gambier a bit hazy on Tobacco 21 stance

Despite an assurance of “our (county) Board of Health is behind you” following a Knox County Health Department Tobacco 21 presentation, the Gambier Village Council gave no indication last week as to whether initiating a Tobacco 21 policy is in the village’s near future.

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Larry Di Giovanni/News HopeNow Furniture Bank Executive Director Art Schad stands beside 41 queen beds donated to HopeNow over the past four weeks, by way of a donation from a company that took over a failed timeshare venture in Apple Valley.

New funds to help HopeNow churn out the furniture

Knox County Commissioners Teresa Bemiller, Thom Collier and Bill Pursel approved a resolution that will provide $10,000 this summer in federal funds to help families in need of furniture who qualify for federal TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) assistance.

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County to auction off stored items

The Knox County Commissioners took the first step Thursday toward disposing of no-longer-needed county property. They entered into a contract with The Ruckman Group LLC of Mount Vernon, a father-son duo that conducts auctions, to dispose of the items within 30 days using an online auction format.

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