MOUNT VERNON – This is a really, really exciting time.
First off, let me say thank you. You got us here.
Knox Pages has been a staple in Knox County’s local news scene since 2012, and you’ve been with us every step of the way. It’s been an honor to gain your trust.
As we’ve grown, we’ve expanded our services with the goal of telling our community’s story. We’ve become a go-to source for in-depth, accurate reporting. We’ve worked hard to capture the heart and soul of our close-knit community, and we’ve loved every minute of it.
Now, we want you to join us.
In June, we’ll launch our membership program. By supporting our reporting at any level (there will be three affordable tiers with monthly and annual options), you’ll receive a membership card that will give you discounts at a bunch of local businesses. You’ll also be invited to member meet-ups, where you can talk face-to-face with our reporters and newsmakers about issues that concern you.
We won’t have a paywall or a per-month article limit. But the truth is that quality community journalism costs money, and we can’t do it without your help. If you agree that balanced, in-depth journalism is vital to a community, then please consider purchasing a membership at Knox Pages and supporting our work.
This is a free event, we just ask that you register here.
I’ve been here for almost a year, and I’m still blown away by what I see every day in Knox County. This is a community that cares about each other, and about local issues. This is a community that takes pride in its history and how far it’s come. This is a community that deserves to have its story told – and with your support, we can’t wait to continue that mission.
Thank you for being the best readers in the country. We can’t wait to have you on-board. We would love to have you attend our membership launch event on June 4 at the Knox County Memorial Building from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. You’ll learn more about our program and its benefits.
Our story: Marty Trese took over KnoxPages.com in 2012 with the intent of turning the website into a source for timely, hard-nosed reporting. She did just that. Marty covered Knox County for five years, adding a new dimension to the local news scene. She worked hard to establish Knox Pages as a reputable news source, and she made Knox County a more well-informed place with her reporting.
In November 2017, Marty merged with Richland Source (based in Mansfield) to take Knox Pages to the next level. Richland Source is a nationally-recognized news organization that believes in community-first reporting, and its values aligned with Marty’s vision.
Since then, Knox Pages has grown its audience and expanded its services. It now offers fresh, local content on a daily basis – everything from news to features to sports. It informs the public through in-depth, explanatory reporting and takes a creative approach to storytelling. Its reporters are members of the Knox County community, and they have a passion for telling local stories.