• 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.

  • Poseyville company experiences 700 percent growth

    Nix Companies has become a model for rapid growth and success in the last five years.

    The Poseyville-based metal works business has seen a 700 percent increase in growth since 2011. That’s an average of 140-percent each year for the past five years.

    It has transitioned from a handful of family members to 34 full-time employees. It is now the 27th fastest growing manufacturer in the nation, and last month, it became one of 14 companies recognized by the state as a 2016 Indiana Business to Watch.

  • New Harmony Designs Gallery offers high-end art

    Artwork was still being unpacked and nails were being driven into the walls when New Harmony Designs Gallery opened its doors to the public last Saturday.

    The new working gallery is the brainchild of co-owners Len Blackwell and Rick Gooden.

    Gooden, who is also the owner of New Harmony Woodworks, said he’s had the idea for a high-end working gallery for seven or eight years. After a property became available on Main Street, Gooden discussed the business venture with Blackwell. The two men ran with the idea.

  • Local man tows in new business

      By Tiffany Stallings

    “I used to tell people my parents were illiterate, so they just took two letters and put them together,” L.B. Jackson joked while explaining the uniqueness of his first name.  

  • Clementine’s offers good reads at affordable prices

    By Rachel Christian

    Nanette and Jerry Stump named their New Harmony business after their loyal rescue dog, Clementine. Their latest rescue, a nine-year-old rotund bulldog named Bentley, now greets store visitors…when he’s not napping behind the counter, that is.