The Herald Bulletin

November 18, 2013

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

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 or 640-4863.


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 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.


An article in Sunday’s paper introduced The Herald Bulletin’s new Empty Stocking Fund. All contributions to the fund go to The Salvation Army of Madison County to be used throughout the year to provide essentials to families in need.

To contribute to the fund, bring cash or a check to our offices during business hours or mail the donation to us at Empty Stocking Fund, The Herald Bulletin, 1133 Jackson St., Anderson, IN 46016. Checks should be made out to The Salvation Army.

All contributions, large and small, will be gratefully accepted. Donors’ names and amount of their donations will be published periodically in The Herald Bulletin until Christmas Day.

Please consider joining this effort to make the holidays more merry for local families who are struggling in a difficult economy. Your generosity will make a difference to these folks all year long.

Please feel free to contact me if you have questions.

Editor Scott Underwood’s column appears Mondays. Like him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter @THBeditor. Contact him at or 640-4845.