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Meaghan Downs was promoted recently from staff writer to news editor of The Anderson News.
Downs joined the newspaper’s staff two years ago fresh out of college and immediately became a tremendous asset.
“She excelled from day one,” said Publisher and Editor Ben Carlson. “During her short time with us, Meaghan has continued to take on additional responsibilities and has handled each very well.”
Downs helped The Anderson News place first in general excellence in the 2011 Kentucky Press Association annual awards ceremony. She has won several writing and page design awards and earlier this year won the prestigious 2013 David Dick ‘What a Great Story!’ Storytelling Award for her entry, “A Promise to God.”
The article reported the story of Lawrenceburg couple Hunter and Carla Mueller, who had three sets of twins born from the in vitro fertilization process.
The David Dick “What a Great Story!” Storytelling Award was awarded to one student journalist at the University of Kentucky and one professional Kentucky journalist.
“As an editor, not much compares with recruiting such a talented and gifted young journalist out of college,” said Carlson.
“It has been a pleasure to watch someone with so much passion for journalism prosper and grow.”