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News file photo A long line of cars get ready to run the one-eighth mile track at Pacemaker’s Dragway Park in 2017. Financial constraints have forced owner Rod Zolman to announce the track will close after the final race of the season, the weekend of Oct. 25-27.

Pacemaker’s closing its gates

The future of Pacemaker’s Dragway Park, a fixture on the west side of Mount Vernon for over 60 years, is uncertain after track owner Rod Zolman announced Thursday that financial losses have forced him to cease operations when the current season ends.

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October 11, 2019

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Larry Di Giovanni/News Elesya Igou, 7, of Danville, enjoys the bicycle obstacle course Saturday at Danville’s Memorial Park, part of a Community Appreciation Day event during which the Knox County Community Health Center celebrated the opening of its second health center location this year in Danville. Those attending enjoyed bounce houses for kids, free food, and other activities.

‘Healthcare desert’ no more

The days of Danville having status as a health care “desert,” a notoriety due its zip code being so far from medical care and other health-related services, is now over, said Lane Belangia, the Knox County Health Department’s Community Health Center (CHC) CEO.

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October 7, 2019

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