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Business

  • 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.

  • New Mann in charge

    There is a new owner in the house at Koodie-Hoo’s in Mount Vernon.

    Jason Mann and his wife, Michelle have taken over ownership of the bar and restaurant on West Second Street.

    According to Mann, the decision to purchase the business was one that the couple thought hard about.

    “It had been for sale for several years,” said Mann. “We have talked about it. Michelle wanted to make a career change and we saw it as a good business opportunity. We decided to give it a try.”

  • BWXT names new GM of Mount Vernon facility

    BWX Technologies, Inc. recently announced that Gary Darter has been named General Manager at BWXT Nuclear Operations Group’s Mount Vernon facility.

    Darter holds a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Darter’s 31-year BWXT career includes serving in a number of positions in Virginia and Tennessee. He said the company gave him multiple opportunities to do different things, such as quality control, engineering and development production.

  • New restaurant opens in Mount Vernon

    When the Silverwood Restaurant closed in Mount Vernon, an opportunity opened up for a local woman.

    Robbie Cox recently purchased the block of buildings between Pearl and Vine Streets just north of Fourth Street in Mount Vernon and offered the former Silverwood building to his mother, Sharon Cox.

    Sharon is opening Sharon’s Country Kitchen in the location.