Location Scrapped for Jackson County Distillery

There will be no moonshine distillery in Ravenswood. Appalachian Mountain Distillery had entertained the idea of putting in the distillery, but decided to look for another site in Jackson County after some Ravenswood residents opposed the idea. Mayor Michael Ihle said the city's zoning ordinance also was a factor. The proposed site isn't zoned for a wholesale distillery. The distillery would have been located near the Independent United Brethren Church and a church member led a petition drive to keep the distillery away. The company still wants to find a site in Jackson County.