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May is Drug Abuse Awareness Month

Drug abuse and substance abuse throughout Knox County is at an all time high this year…the effects and ramifications are deadly, deep and long lasting. Drug and Substance abuse not only affects the person abusing and dealing drugs, but their family and friends, those they sell to, the homes and lives of those they steal from, the deputies and officers …

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Knox County Election Results – Final.

Winners in the Knox County Primary Special Election tonight are: Matt Starr who beat out contender Mike Hillier for the Mayoral Race this November – 56% to 43%. Nancy Vail keeps her 3rd Ward Council seat, garnering more votes than her rival, Debbie McLarnan – 63% to 36%. For income tax renewals and tax levy results, CLICK HERE!

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Knox Starting Point Honors Former Executive Director

Starting Point, previously known as Care Net Pregnancy Services, will honor former Executive Director Lois Carter on Thursday, May 7th. Carter recently stepped down from the organization’s professional staff after more than a decade at the helm. A tree-planting ceremony is planned for 2:30 p.m. at Starting Point, located at 11 Woodlake Trail in Mount Vernon. A reception will follow, …

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Exchange Club Student of the Month

(Photo:  KCCC Senior Brittany Bird shares about her love of animation and the goals that she has after graduation with the Exchange Club of Mount Vernon.) Today the Exchange Club of Mount Vernon awarded Knox County Career Center Senior, Brittany Bird as their April Student of the Month, at their monthly meeting which is held at the Alcove Restaurant. Beth …

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Changes in Ohio Hunting Regulations

The ODNR has unveiled several changes for the 2015-2016 hunting seasons. A reduction in white-tailed deer bag limits and antlerless permit use during the 2015-2016 hunting seasons were among regulations approved by the Ohio Wildlife Council at its scheduled meeting on Wednesday, April 8, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). The council also voted to remove the …

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ODNR Commemorative Stamp Hits Milestone

In 2015, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) will commemorate the sale of the 1 millionth state wetland habitat stamp by awarding a signed print of this year’s winning entry. The stamp and print have been donated by Ducks Unlimited to help celebrate the milestone. Approximately 25,000 Ohio Wetland Habitat Stamps were purchased last year. Gunner Hilliard’s painting of …

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“How Old is Grandpa” As heard on AM Knox County

As heard on AM Knox County and The Good Life with Laura Chase: How old would Grandpa be??? Stay with this — the answer is at the end.  It will blow you away. One evening a grandson was talking to his grandfather about current events. The grandson asked his grandfather what he thought about the shootings at schools, the computer …

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Say Cheese! A Millersburg Cheese Company Wins National Contest!

Guggisberg Cheese in Millersburg, Ohio won the United States Championship Cheese with a 200-pound Swiss wheel this past week.  GC beat out nearly 1900 other entries from 28 different states.  In the final round of judging on Thursday, GC scored 98.496 out of 100 possible points. The First runner-up’s score was 98.389 – a brick cheese made by John Pitman …

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2015 Celebrity Omelet Dinner Success

The 2015 Celebrity Chef Omelet and Pancake Dinner in Mount Vernon was a success! According to the Knox County Board of Developmental Disabilities Business Manager, the dinner brought in $2,436 this year.  The monies came in from donations and from a raffle for different baskets that were raffled off by several community members.  Kelly White, the MUI Manager for KCBDD …

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Music Trivia – Archies Garage Band

The Archies was a fictional garage band made up for a Saturday morning cartoon show. What no one could have predicted was that the studio musicians hired to create the cartoon music would stumble on a hit record. “Sugar Sugar” reached number one in the US in 1969 and stayed there for four weeks.

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