The Herald Bulletin

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Opinion

November 18, 2013

Scott Underwood column: De la Bastide returning to The Herald Bulletin

This week, The Herald Bulletin will be happy to welcome Ken de la Bastide back into the fold.

Many of you know Ken and most of you will recall his bylines appearing in The Herald Bulletin through the early 2000s. Since then, Ken has been working for our sister newspaper in Kokomo.

Recently, when we had a reporting position come open, we approached Ken about returning to his professional roots in Anderson. Ken still lives in Lapel, so it made sense from a practical standpoint for him to come back to work at The Herald Bulletin.

We’ll maximize Ken’s experience covering government and politics and his connections in Anderson and Madison County by putting him on the city/county government beat.

If you have story ideas or local news tips for Ken, contact him at ken.delabastide@heraldbulletin.com or 640-4863.

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We recently received the shipment of our new coffee-table book, “The Auto Industry of Madison County: A History of Innovation” and have begun distributing copies to those who pre-ordered.

A limited number of copies are still available. You can order by visiting www.heraldbulletin.com and clicking on the book offer on the home page, by calling 622-1212, or by visiting our offices at 1133 Jackson St., Anderson, during business hours, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Also, if you’d like to attend a celebration of the local auto industry, including the public release of the book, stop by The Herald Bulletin during business hours to get your ticket. The tickets are free, but you must have one for admission to the 7 p.m. Thursday event at the Anderson Center for the Arts.

We are pleased to have former GM executive and community leader Jim Ault, UAW Local 663 official Jim Hensley and Anderson Mayor Kevin Smith scheduled to speak at the celebration.

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