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Business

  • Posey County’s last barbershop closes its doors

    Steve Burris woke up the morning of Jan. 27 and calmly decided, after 52 years, to close his barbershop.

    Before the sun went down, he did just that.

    “I always said I would know when it was time,” Burris said. “That morning I realized the time had finally come.”

  • Heritage Federal opens temp location in Expressway

    Heritage Federal Credit Union opened a temporary location inside Expressway Jeep Chrysler Dodge Ram last year located at 3900 Hwy 62 East in Mount Vernon.

    Chief Marketing and Member Service Officer Steve Bugg said the office is a non-cash location that offers limited services while the permanent location is being built.

  • KG Portraits opens on Main Street

    When Keren Greene’s sister passed away in August, her family tried to gather every photo they could find of her.

    “Those pictures are the last thing you have left of them,” the Mount Vernon native said. “Those, and the memories that go with them.”

    Preserving those memories for friends and family is what first attracted Greene to photography four years ago. Her sister’s passing only reinforced Greene’s belief that photos are ways to preserve precious memories.

  • Posey County company product featured in Super Bowl halftime show

    Band Shoppe, a family-run marching band merchandiser based out of northern Posey County, is getting a lot of press. One of its exclusive products – a twirling prop called AirBlades - was used by background performers during Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl halftime performance.

    It is the company’s highest profile client to date, but Band Shoppe Marketing Director Chris Payne said he didn’t know the AirBlades would be used during the show until he saw them on the screen.

  • Home Town Tax offers clients affordable, personal service

    When Beverly Emerson was 17 years old, she took her first tax return to an H&R Block office. She waited for over two hours for her appointment that lasted 15 minutes and cost her a substantial portion of her return.

    “I thought to myself, ‘Well, I could have done that,’” Emerson remarked. “I taught myself how to do taxes the very next year.”

  • Warm your heart with a visit to the Cozy Cottage

    When one door closes, somewhere another opens. That’s the story behind Mount Vernon’s new gift shop – the Cozy Cottage. The closure of Two Old Friends gave Bobette Marshall and Jo Dawne Tomlinson the perfect opportunity to open the store they’ve always wanted to have.

    “It’s something we’d talked about doing for a long time. The building came available, and it was sooner than later. Things just fell into place,” said Marshall.

  • Sharon’s Country Kitchen closes its doors

    Nine days after celebrating its one-year anniversary, Sharon’s Country Kitchen in Mount Vernon is closing its doors.

    A company representing Dollar General is set to purchase the property where the establishment is located. The restaurant is expected to be demolished in the spring, and the building will need to be completely vacant by Jan 9.


    A bittersweet experience

  • New Dollar General set to open next year

    A new Dollar General is set for construction near the corner of Fourth and Vine Streets in Mount Vernon.

    A spokesperson for Dollar General said the company is currently in their “due diligence” phase.

    “This means we’re interested in adding a new location to Posey County, but have not committed to the project yet,” said Crystal Ghassemi, of corporate communications at Dollar General.  

    A final decision on the project will be made by early spring 2017.

  • Soybean farmer meets with Japanese buyers

    The soybeans Carl Schmitz grows on his farm are harvested and shipped to places far from Posey County. On Oct. 5, the farmer met face-to-face with the international buyers of his organic crops.

  • Kuhlenschmidt’s whiskey distillery opens

    When Dr. Duane Kuhlenschmidt’s son, Jesse, came to his father several years ago with the idea of opening a distillery, Kuhlenschmidt wasn’t thrilled.

     “If we both knew how much work this was going to take, I don’t think we would have ever done it,” said Kuhlenschmidt, an anesthesiologist and Posey County native.

    But at Dusty Barn’s grand opening Oct. 1, all the hard work seemed to have paid off.