AIM Media buys The Banner


The company that bought former Home News Enterprises newspapers last year purchased The Jackson County Banner (Brownstown).

AIM Media Indiana announced it bought the twice-weekly newspaper from Lincoln Trail Publishing Co., a division of Community Media Group of West Frankfort, Illinois.

The acquisition includes The Banner’s digital publications and The Budget, a free circulation paper delivered to non-subscribers in the market.

In conjunction with the transaction, AIM Media Indiana is not acquiring the existing office location of The Jackson County Banner. AIM will look for a new location in the Brownstown community.

The paper will continue to be published on Tuesday and Thursday.

Chuck Wells, AIM Media vice president and publisher for the company’s Indiana properties, has also been named publisher of The Banner.

The Brownstown Times, a weekly paper published by AIM Media, will cease publication.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

AIM Media Indiana owns and operates daily newspapers and related websites in Columbus, Franklin, Greenfield and Seymour; weekly newspapers and related websites in Edinburgh, Nashville, New Palestine and Pendleton.

– The Tribune (Seymour)