For Release: 2013-07-23 08:55:00The Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awarded KET productions two Regional Emmy Awards at a ceremony on Saturday, July 20. Frank Simkonis won in the “Documentary – Cultural/Topical” category for “Tracks of Imagination,” a Kentucky Muse program that explores the creative team at the Alexandria, Kentucky-based studio Applied Imagination, whose holiday and seasonal train displays meld botanical design and architecture, delighting crowds at botanical gardens across the United States. Brandon Wickey won in the “Magazine Feature/Segment” category for the Kentucky Life segment “Migratory Songbirds at Red River Gorge,” which explores the state’s remarkable songbird biodiversity. “It’s an honor for public television to receive these Regional Emmy awards,” said KET Executive Director Shae Hopkins. “KET’s staff is so dedicated and talented, and we’re honored that everyone’s hard work for all Kentuckians is seen as exemplary.” The Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Awards recognize excellence in the areas of local news, programming and individual achievement and are considered to be one of the industry's highest honors. The Ohio Valley Chapter includes 13 television markets from a four-state region, including parts of Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana and Kentucky. KET is Kentucky’s largest classroom, serving more than one million people each week via television, online and mobile. Learn more about Kentucky’s preeminent public media organization on Twitter @KET and facebook.com/KET and at KET.org.
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