Dorman and Marilyn Clark started the publication of the Jasonville Independent on November 17, 2004. A local newspaper business that had existed in the community for more than 100 years was purchased by an out-of-state company and was subsequently closed. We felt it important that our community have a hometown newspaper. So, with the Lord's help, and with our daughter Beth handling the weekly layout of the paper and some photography, assisted also by her son Ross, the newspaper is now into the 12th year of publication. Jasonville is located in southwestern Indiana, south of Terre Haute. Jasonville is the Gateway to Shakamak State Park.