Okay, I just have to brag for a second. :-)
The local newpaper, for whom I work as a correspondent and columnist, was awarded the best non-daily newspaper in Indiana for the second year in a row!
The Mount Vernon Democrat was awarded the Blue Ribbon by the Hoosier State Press Association Foundation, and this is only the second win for the 139 year old newspaper, the first being in 2005.
The judge said the Democrat “simply out-hustled” larger newspapers with more resources. Also, the MVD had a "good graphic package," judges stated of the newspaper. "Nice mix of community news and in-depth coverage on front page. Excellent overall product given limited additional resources. Genuine attempt at in-depth examination of issues important to readers."
Woohoo! I'm so proud to be a part of such a fantastic publication!