Community Preservation Awards
For every historic site around Knox County, there are local citizens who are dedicated to its upkeep and preservation. That's why each year, KCLF recognizes those individuals and organizations who have made an outstanding contribution to Knox County's historic legacy.
Award for Landmark Preservation
This award honors the preservation or restoration of a unique piece of Knox County’s history.
Ted & Ann Schnormeier
Ariel-Foundation Park - 2016
Award for Individual Contribution to Historic Preservation
This award honors an individual who has greatly contributed to preserving the historic character of Knox County’s landmarks.
Aubrey Brown - 2016
Award for Outstanding Architecutral Contribution
This award honors properties that enhance the historic character of Knox County's architecture.
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Mount Vernon Grand Hotel - 2016
Each year 3 businesses are identified as "landmark businesses". They have been a fixture in Knox County for more than 50 years and have left a lasting impact on the economy and community of Knox County. Quite simply they have become an icon in the community. Knox County's Landmark Businesses are:
The Woolson Company - Mount Vernon
The Mount Vernon News - Mount Vernon
GR Smith Hardware - Mount Vernon
Snyder Funeral Homes - Knox County
Foster's Pharmacy - Mount Vernon
The Alcove Restaurant - Mount Vernon
Herald's Appliances & Electronics - Mount Vernon
First Knox National Bank - Knox County
Gault's Plaza Cleaners & Laundromat - Mount Vernon
Leve-Agriman Feed & Supply - Fredericktown
People's Bank of Gambier - Gambier
WMVO - Mount Vernon