• Consigned to Design on a dime

    By Tiffany Stallings

    Consigned to Design celebrated its grand opening on Saturday, July 9. To set the day in motion, owners Janice Carr and Charleen King hosted a ribbon cutting at 9 a.m., followed by refreshments and door prizes provided to the public.

    The business showcases a variety of consigned home goods, from window draperies to bedroom furniture. Carr and King will begin taking new consignment pieces by appointment on Monday, July 11.

  • Ceramics business opens in Mount Vernon

    A new business will give Mount Vernon residents an opportunity to show their artistic side. Shelley and Jimmy Walker recently opened Southern Yankee Ceramics and Gifts on West Second Street, located in the former Artic Cat building.

    “The ceramics are handmade and poured locally. A customer can come in, pick out a piece they want; then we do our own pouring and firing and the customer can paint it,” Shelley explained.

  • 3 Chicks Fudgery joins statewide agriculture initiative

    By Rachel Christian

    Indiana State Department of Agriculture announced last week that 3 Girls Fudgery has joined their Indiana Growninitiative.

    Through its membership in this program, 3 Chicks Fudgery will expand its reach to consumers and retail partners.

  • BWXT seeks approval for $21M revitalization

    BWX Technologies worked with the Posey County Council last week in efforts to create an economic revitalization area that will results in a $21 million investment in the local facility including more than 100 new jobs.

    “The revitalization project would bring in 120 new employees, and we offer a full benefit package, including a bonus program, tuition reimbursement and on-the-job training program,” said Guy Jackson, BWXT Plant Services Manager.

  • County approves abatement for CGB’s $31million expansion

    The Posey County Council approved a tax abatement for CGB to move forward with a $31 million expansion of the plant’s soybean facility, resulting in new equipment and jobs.

    A tax abatement is a tool used to help existing companies grow and attract new business to a community.

  • 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.