"Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them.”
- Richard L. Evans
Courtney (Everman) Hughett, the owner of the Martin County Journal, has been in the newspaper business since 1998 when she went to work for the Brown County Democrat newspaper at the age of 20. She quickly discovered her love for graphic design and, later on, her love for government reporting. Since that time she has worked for the Washington Times-Herald, The Loogootee Tribune, and The Shoals News. Courtney has won 13 awards from the Hoosier State Press Association including one which gave her the honor of best black and white ad of all newspapers in the state, daily and non-daily. In 2000, Courtney's last year with The Democrat, it was named the third best weekly newspaper in the nation. Courtney grew up in Loogootee, moved to Brown County in 1995, and moved back to Loogootee in 2007 with her husband, Josh and their two boys, Wyatt and Alex. Contact Courtney by clicking here or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joshua Hughett is Courtney's husband and co-owner of the Journal, and is also helping, wherever needed, with covering sports or events around the community. Josh is employed full-time at Jasper Engines & Transmissions and is an avid hunter. Josh also loves archery and has competed in the IBO (International Bowhunters' Organization) World Championship three times and has qualified more an a dozen. Josh was born in Indianapolis and grew up in Brown County and Martin County became his home in 2007. Contact Josh by clicking here or emailing email@example.com.
The Martin County Journal is not affiliated with any other newspaper. Click here to learn more about the owners.
The Martin County Journal is owned and operated by Courtney Hughett of Loogootee, Indiana and is not affiliated with any other newspaper.
Ernie Canell, owner of Printing Express and Pastor of New Beginnings Community Church, both in Loogootee, is a part-time salesperson for the Journal. He, at one time, was advertising manager for the Cheboygan Daily Tribune and Shoppers Fair (a weekly shopping paper). He enjoys being out in the public and has years of experience in sales and marketing. He also worked in radio and television advertising in Michigan. Ernie has a BA from Boyce College. His wife Shirley works at Wabash Trucking in Shoals, and their daughter, Deanna, is actively involved in softball and martial arts. "The creative design work I do at Printing Express and understanding the local business atmosphere helps me to understand the advertising needs of the local business owner," he said. Ernie can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org