News staffers win Society of Professional Journalism awards

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By The Staff

From staff reports
Anderson News staff members were recognized at the Louisville Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists awards banquet Thursday night.
News editor Meaghan Downs took first place in Feature Writing with her story, “A Promise to God.”
Sports editor John Herndon took first place in Sports Writing, Non-Metro and Community papers, with his entry that included several articles and columns. It is the sixth consecutive year Herndon has been recognized for his sports writing by the Society.
Herndon also took first place in Enterprise Reporting with his series on sports head injuries.
“These are tremendous awards for a pair of outstanding writers,” said Ben Carlson, publisher of The Anderson News. “It’s good to see John and Meaghan recognized for the terrific work they do.”
The Society’s contest was open to publications located in Kentucky and southern Indiana.