2019 A Universe of Stories Children & Teen Summer Reading Programs Schedule

The 2019 “A Universe of Stories” Youth and Teen Summer Reading Programs are ready for liftoff at all four library locations of the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County.

At the Mount Vernon main library, elementary school age children can register at the youth services circulation desk or call 740-392-2665 ext.Read full story

“Love and Other Consolation Prizes” Topic of Adult Book Discussion

“Love and Other Consolation Prizes,” the latest novel from Jamie Ford, will be featured at the Adult Book Discussion on Tuesday, April 23, 7:00 p.m. at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, Mount Vernon.

From the bestselling author of “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” comes a powerful novel, inspired by a true story, about a boy whose life is transformed at Seattle’s epic 1909 World’s Fair.Read full story

2019 Knox Co Battle of the Books Team Prelims Tues April 2, 5 PM, and Team Championship Competition, Thurs April 4, 6 PM

Get ready to cheer for your favorite team at the 2019 Knox County Battle of the Books fifth-grade team championship competition!

This year, thirteen teams of fifth-graders from elementary schools and the program’s first homeschool team will face off at the preliminary competition on Tuesday, April 2, 5:00 p.m., at St.Read full story

“The Taking of K-129: How the CIA Used Howard Hughes to Steal a Russian Sub in the Most Daring Covert Operation in History” Book Discussion

“The Taking of K-129: How the CIA Used Howard Hughes to Steal a Russian Sub in the Most Daring Covert Operation in History,” by Josh Dean, will be featured at the adult book discussion on Tuesday, February 26, 7:00 p.m., at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N.… Read full story

Knox County Sheriff’s Report – Nov 26, 2018


Knox County Sheriff’s Report – Nov 26, 2018
(Information courtesy of The Knox County Sheriff’s Office)

Jon P Mickley, of Danville, was arrested for menacing and domestic violence on November 21st, 2018.

A complainant, of the 15000 block of Millersburg Road in Danville, reported that a bullet had gone through the second floor siding of his house, through the wall, through his dresser breaking a mirror and lodging into another wall.… Read full story