Knox County Fair 2019
Larry Di Giovanni/News Alyse Ladig, 17, of Down on the Farm 4-H Club, said the relationship she has with her pygmy goat Bart, a fair veteran of nearly five years, is very pet-like — he knows his name quite well when she calls, and they go on rides together.

These goats are like family pets

When Bart, a gray-and-white pygmy goat, looks up at his owner, Alyse Ladig, it is with an expression of trust from a true bond formed from the day he was born — one made even closer from his participation in a breeding class category the past several years at the Knox County Fair.

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Larry Di Giovanni/News Members of the Knox County-based band Six Miles to Nellie practice songs during a sound check rehearsal Thursday at the Memorial Building Theater in preparation for the Summertime show July 27. Band members include (l-r) John Schnabel on banjo, Les Harmeyer on guitar, vocalist Courtney DeCosky, and Jeffrey Williams on mandolin.

‘Summertime’ honors Richard Cochran

The life of the late Mount Vernon entrepreneur, musician and civic activist Richard A. Cochran was full of fond memories shared with family and friends who knew and loved him — but it’s his impact on improvements to the Memorial Building that leaves a lasting civic legacy of musical connectivity.

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Joshua Morrison/News Knox County Commissioners Thom Collier, Teresa Bemiller and Bill Pursel.

New Hope Industries land bank sale vote today

Knox County Commissioners are scheduled this morning to consider approval of a real estate purchase agreement with the Knox County land bank. If approved, the agreement would begin the process of the land bank acquiring, marketing and selling the property at 1375 Newark Road, which is presently occupied by New Hope Industries Inc.

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Vigilant guard exercise August 7 at Knox County Fairgrounds

The Ohio National Guard will help lead an all-day Vigilant Guard Exercise Aug. 7 at the Knox County Fairgrounds, complete with the landing of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter as Ohio Army National Guard members team up with Knox County first responders for a large, simulated civil support exercise.

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News file photo The Dan Emmett Festival Committee has named two co-directors for the 2019 festival

Festival survey getting feedback

Area residents who enjoy music and good food — and have thoughts about how the Dan Emmett Music and Arts Festival can improve moving forward — have until 11:59 p.m. Monday to make their ideas known.

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Joshua Morrison/News New Hope Industries has been informed by the county that its home at 1375 Newark Road will be offered for sale and were given five months to vacate. The non-profit provides works for the developmentally disabled.

New Hope Industries asks for more time

New Hope Industries Inc. CEO Dennis Eggerton and Assistant CEO Angie Wise visited the Knox County Commissioners in open session Thursday near the end of regular business, with a dialogue exchange that became testy at one point.

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