Published: Monday, 21 August 2017 12:43
By Cheryl Splain, KnoxPages.com Reporter
MOUNT VERNON — The county commissioners have agreed in principle to grant an easement to Ohio Cumberland Gas Co. for installation of a gas pipeline on Fairgrounds Road. The line will extend from 781 Fairgrounds Road, the former Seventh-day Adventist bookstore, to about 400 Fairgrounds Road.
Mark Ramser of Ohio Cumberland Gas told the commissioners on Thursday that the 3-inch plastic pipe will run parallel to Fairgrounds Road on the north side. It will be buried 3 feet deep. The pipeline easement will extend 60 feet from the center of Fairgrounds Road.
The county will receive 50 cents a foot for the right-of-way easement. The commissioners forwarded the contract to the Knox County Prosecutor's office for review.
Ramser is requesting a similar easement from other landowners located between 781 Fairgrounds Road and 400 Fairgrounds Road. He plans to install the pipeline before the 2017 heating season starts.
Knox County Sheriff David Shaffer also spoke with the commissioners on Thursday. Before going into executive session to discuss personnel, Shaffer told the commissioners he was going to talk with counsel from the Public Defender Office about scheduling their visits to the jail. Shaffer said that consultation space is limited, and when several attorneys are visiting clients at the same time, space and privacy are issues.
The Knox County Jail population stands at 96: 82 male and 14 female. Three are prisoners from Lawrence County; one is federal. Due to consistently high population rates, Shaffer said he was going to talk with Chief Roger Monroe of the Mount Vernon Police Department about the possibility of MVPD officers simply issuing a summons rather than making an arrest in certain low-level misdemeanors.
Published: Saturday, 12 August 2017 13:44
MOUNT VERNON – 2017 marks the 16th consecutive year for the Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival Motorcycle Show & Cruise In. The event, facilitated and sponsored by Mid-Ohio Suzuki-Honda-Yamaha-Kawasaki, will be held on Sunday, August 13th from Noon to 3:00 p.m. Motorcycles of all makes and models are invited to cruise into town to show off their wheels. Five (5) classes of competition – Custom, Touring, Vintage (25 years and older), Trike, and Cruiser, will have the opportunity to participate in a judged show, with a special award for Best in Show.
Day of show registration is from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
If engines and paint jobs weren’t enough, the EKG will provide live entertainment on the Square beginning at Noon. With a beautiful mix of two part harmonies accompanied by intricate acoustic six string guitar, twelve string guitar, mandolin, electric/acoustic bass, they are the perfect musical accompaniment. In the new South Main area, Project Roundtable will perform at noon and the Shauman Band at 2 p.m.
Returning this year, you can rise and shine with a good old-fashioned Pancake Breakfast. Grace Community Church of Mount Vernon will provide a hearty breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee, juice, and milk from 6:00 a.m. till 10:00 a.m. on the Public Square. A worship service featuring the Frank Boyd Jr. Blues Ministry and Pastor Roger Tickle will begin at 9:00 a.m.
The Motorcycle Show & Cruise-In will be held in the center of the Public Square. Participants should enter from Sandusky Street (SR 13) onto High Street and park as directed by the show staff. This show will be held simultaneously with the annual Antique and Classic Car Show.
The 2017 Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival runs August 13th in Downtown Mount Vernon with various activities each day. This year’s Festival is made possible through the contributions of Ariel Corporation and First-Knox National Bank.