STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Small Business Spotlight: McKim's IGA

Thirty years ago, McKim's IGA opened up in Mount Vernon, and on Thursday, former employees and loyal customers came out in droves to support the achievement.

Posted: Oct 7, 2021 3:52 PM
Updated: Oct 7, 2021 7:13 PM

Thirty years ago, McKim's IGA opened up in Mount Vernon, and on Thursday, former employees and loyal customers came out in droves to support the achievement.

“I was five years old, and I’m seeing faces that dealt with my daddy when we first opened our very first store, so for you to have people that are willing to drive hundreds of miles for this day, and the community outpour blows my mind," said Stacy McKim, CEO if McKim's IGA.

Stacy’s father opened the grocery store up back in 1991. This business has been ran by a loyal friend of the McKims, Larry Williams, and for Larry, the last 30 years of work has been a family affair.

“All three of my sons started working for me when they were 14," said Williams. "They’re all in management positions right now. They are as big of a part of running this store as I am, and I’m very proud of them.”

McKim's began as a chain of 14 grocery stores across the nation, but now only the Mount Vernon store stands, and there’s good reason behind why they’re still thriving 30 years later.

“You go out and look at the baseball fields, you’ll see our names on the fences," said Williams. "You go to the baseball team, you’ll see our names on their jerseys. Last week, we had a fundraiser for deputy Hicks. We had people come up to us and ask us if we’re going to do something, we did, and we raised over $4200.”

Giving back to the Mount Vernon community, that’s what McKim's has done for the last three decades, and Stacy was moved to tears today to see her father's legacy celebrated after his passing three years ago.

“For there to still be a McKim’s IGA, period. It would not be happening without the support of Mount Vernon and without Larry and his family. Without them, my fathers name would not be carried on, so that, to me, means the world to me.”

Evansville
Cloudy
43° wxIcon
Hi: 44° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 35°
Owensboro
Cloudy
45° wxIcon
Hi: 44° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 37°
Princeton
Cloudy
44° wxIcon
Hi: 43° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 37°
Madisonville
Cloudy
47° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 40°
Jasper
Cloudy
43° wxIcon
Hi: 44° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 37°
Our third day in a row with very mild temperatures. Highs across the Tri-State were in the low and middle 60's. A few showers at times crossed the area. A cold front will push through the Tri-State and will cause a few strong storms, that could have strong winds and even some torrential rain. Some flash flooding is a possibility. Strong winds overnight switching from the southwest to the northwest and may gust as high as 30 mph.
WEVV 4K Doppler Radar
WEVV 7-Day Forecast
WEVV Watches & Warnings

Latest Video

Image

75th Annual Boonville Christmas Parade

Image

Sunday Night Weather 120521

Image

Carhartt Employees Protest Vaccine Mandate

Image

TENNESSEE TECH EVANSVILLE MEN

Image

BIRMINGHAM THUNDERBOLTS

Image

FOREST PARK MEMORIAL GIRLS

Image

FOREST PARK BOSSE BOYS

Image

SILVER CREEK NORTH GIRLS

Image

Coal Miner Dies After Accident in Union County Early Saturday Morning

Image

Big Turnout for Castle Bands Arts and Crafts Show

Community Events