• 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.

  • Expansion of jobs ahead at BWX

    Last Monday, fresh off his Indiana Primary win, Indiana Eighth District Congressman Larry Buschon visited Mount Vernon, touring the BWX facility.

    BWX Manager Gary Darter thanked Buschon for taking the time to tour the facility and observe the new work going on.

    Buschon said that the Mount Vernon area as a whole was seeing a lot of expansion.

  • New owners will help residents 'escape'

    How do a firefighter and an administrative assistant escape their reality? They join forces with their parents and purchase a tanning salon.

    Heather and Charlie Reese, and Heather’s parents, Marion and Jim Powers, partnered to become the new owners of Solar Escape in Mount Vernon as of March 1.

    “It was too good of a deal to pass up,” said Heather.

    “We just thought we wanted to get into something different and hand the business down to our grandchildren (Heather and Charlie’s children) one day,” said Marion.

  • Hardware store welcomes two new owners

    The new owners of Bud’s Hardware on Main Street in Mount Vernon took over last week after Dempsey “Bud” Funkhouser semi-retired, but co-owners Phil Wells and Jimmy Key said everything about the hardware store will stay the same, including the name.

    Wells and Key have known each other for years and used to work together at TMI. They decided to purchase the business from Bud because the store holds a sentimental value to both of them.

  • 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.