Knox County and Mt. Vernon papers newspapers are listed below. Most of these newspapers are on microfilm. If you need assistance using the microfilm ask for help at the Reference Desk. National and international newspapers available from Primary Sources library guide.
There are hundreds of examples of print genealogy records you may keep on your subjects and also a variety of software programs available. My advice is to give a few types of records a trial run and see which form or software meets your research criteria. Do you want to trace family groups or individuals? What would you want to trace about an individual beyond birth, death, marriage, and children? For example military service? Movement across the United States or from another country? Are you searching for judicial records? What time period are you most interested in researching? Are there censuses for the time? What records are available?
In some cases the organizations below charge up to $25 for copies, be prepared to copy down information and not walk away with printouts.