Nov. 14, 2017:Throughout the year, the Knox County Health Department conducts exercises to test its emergency response operations. Last Thursday, Mount Vernon High School was the site of one such exercise in which the agency tested its preparedness to distribute vaccine to a large group of people in a timely manner. Read full story >>>


Nov. 20, 2017: Heavy rainfall over the weekend prompted flooding in several areas. For local residents affected by flooding and/or power outages, please refer to the following documents regarding water and sewage safety:

Power Outages & Private Water Systems

Disinfection Fact Sheet for Flooded Drinking Water Wells

Power Outages & Sewage Treatment Systems



Oct. 2, 2017:The Mount Vernon Farmers’ Market will highlight apples this Saturday, (10/7) from 9 am to noon on the Public Square in downtown Mount Vernon.

The weekly market will feature cooking demonstrations which attendees can sample. Recipes with ingredients that can be purchased at the market will also be available.

Market attendees will also have the opportunity to take a survey and register to win a prize. The survey involves questions about the market including frequency of attendance and items purchased. Survey results will be used to improve the market for next year.

In addition to cash, the Mount Vernon Farmer’s Market accepts the Ohio Direction Card (SNAP) and farmers’ market WIC vouchers.

Saturdays in October will be the last opportunity to purchase local foods and talk with local farmers in one central location.


Sept. 28, 2017: 

If you have not had a chance to get a flu shot, the Knox County Health Department will conduct a walk-in clinic on Saturday from 8-11 a.m. at the health department, 11660 Upper Gilchrist Rd. Flu shots for adults and children, ages 3 yrs. of age and older will be available at the clinic.

If someone is unable to walk into the building to get a shot, a nurse will be available to go outside to administer the shot while the person is in their vehicle. There are no restrictions for age or health conditions. Read full story >>


Sept. 14, 2017: The Knox County Health Department will kick-off its schedule of flu shot clinics with walk-in clinics on Monday at the health department, 11660 Upper Gilchrist Rd. Flu shots will be available for adults and children, 3 years of age and older. On Monday, flu shots will be available from 9- 11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. No appointment is necessary.  Read full story >>


Click on the image below to see the full schedule of flu shot clinics sponsored by the Knox County Health Department.


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Sept. 1, 2017: Continued trapping and testing of mosquitoes in Knox County has resulted in more mosquitoes being positively identified with West Nile Virus (WNV). The latest infected insects were found in mosquito traps placed in Fredericktown in mid-August. This is the second time mosquitoes with WNV have been found in Fredericktown which also yielded positive tests from traps placed in late July. Read full article >>


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