• ADM donates to BBBS serving Posey County

    Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) recently donated $1,500 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ohio Valley serving Posey County. The donation will go toward ADM’s platinum-plus sponsorship of the 2015 Bowl for Kids’ Sake event to be held at Posey Lanes on March 15, 2015.

  • CGB planning $31 million expansion of soybean facility

    Posey County continues to expand and the county will soon see another project in the upcoming months.

    Consolidated Grain and Barge (CGB) Enterprises, Inc. Vice President Steve O’Nan discussed the company’s $31 million dollar expansion of their existing soybean processing facility at April’s meeting of the county council. CGB is in the early stages of requesting a tax abatement for the project.

  • Owner of iconic hardware store semi-retires

    Dempsey M. Funkhouser, better known as Bud, is officially semi-retired as he handed the keys to Bud’s Hardware to a new owner over the weekend. Despite no longer being the owner of the store, Bud said he’s not ready to give up working at the store just yet.

  • Tasting room coming to Mount Vernon

    Two Mount Vernon residents are in the process of turning part of their property into a tasting room.

    Dr. Duane and Linda Kuhlenschmidt will open and operate Dusty Barn Distillery, located at 6861 Carson School Road.

    “I wanted to open the business because it is farming. This is just a natural extension of farming. Our distillery is sixth in the State of Indiana according to our permit. We are the only one in this corner (of the state),” Dr. Kuhlenschmidt said.

  • Cynthiana business receives Oscares award

    A local name in a spooky business recently won two prestigious awards. Kevin Alvey, Owner and CEO of Gore Galore in Cynthiana, Ind., and his team of eight, design and build haunted attractions, including everything from giant props to costumes and puppets.

  • Tails are waggin' at 4 Wags Kennel

    Tonya Stillwagoner is the new owner of 4 Wags Kennel in Mount Vernon.

    “Ever since I was a little girl I have always wanted to own a kennel and we are very excited to be under new management. I want people to know that things have changed. The kennel is now a friendly, clean and safe environment. Pet owners can tour the facility anytime; or call to check on their animals while they are being boarded or enjoying daycare,” Stillwagoner said.

  • Fire Destroys iconic diner

    Dean’s Diner, a staple in Mount Vernon for nearly 40 years, wad destroyed by a fire in the early morning hours on Friday.

    The diner, located at West Second Street, caught fire just before 2 a.m. on April 1 and the building is considered a total loss according to Mount Vernon Fire Chief Wes Dixon.

    The state fire investigator determined the cause as accidental.

  • Boggs offers lawn care service

    John Boggs, former Course Superintendent at Western Hills Country Club, is now bringing his lawn expertise to the public.

    Boggs’ new business, 2nd to None Lawn Service is taking on new clients.

    Boggs offers all the services that one may need from a lawn care company.

    “I’ll do anything needed except cut down trees,” said Boggs.

    Boggs did say that he will trim trees that need some attention though.

  • Business owner celebrates 30 years

    Mischi West opened her hair salon on March 14, 1986. This week, Mischi’s celebrates 30 years at 132 Walnut Street in Mount Vernon.

    After graduating from Mount Vernon High School, West attended Roger’s Hair Academy in Evansville. She said she always wanted to open her own shop after seeing her mom and grandma own Gundi’s Restaurant in Mount Vernon for 45 years. In fact, Mischi’s was under construction when West graduated from Roger’s.

  • Baier and Baier set to retire

    A long-time fixture in the legal community will be closing its doors after 50 years of combined service to Posey County.

    Elizabeth and Don Baier of Baier and Baier law firm announced they will retire on March 31, 2016. Both have been active in the community, particularly with United Way. Elizabeth will also retire from the United Way of Posey County from serving as director for 34 years. Both Baiers say they will remain active volunteers with the organization.