City and county officials want the public’s input on how to make Wythogan Park safer. Mayor Rick Chambers and others are hosting a community meeting this evening at 6:30 at the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center in downtown Knox to discuss incidents of vandalism at the park. The Knox City Police Department has stepped up patrols through the park, but Mayor Chambers is seeking other suggestions as well.
In addition to the vandalism, a 14-year-old boy was severely beaten at the park last month by another juvenile. His alleged assailant and a 19-year-old accused accomplice both face charges in connection with that incident.