It covers the city of Seymour and all of Jackson County, Indiana.
More recently, the newspaper was owned by Freedom Communications, based in Orange County, California, at one point the 12th largest media conglomerate in the United States. Freedom declared bankruptcy in 2009 and, over the next three years, sold all of its television stations and its newspapers east of the Rocky Mountains, including The Tribune.
The Tribune's buyer was Home News Enterprises, a family business based in Columbus, Indiana, in Bartholomew County, which adjoins Jackson County to the north. Freedom Communications CEO Mitch Stern called the sale "a natural evolution in a trusted relationship", noting that Home News had been printing The Tribune under contract at its Columbus presses since 2008.