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KET productions and programs win four regional Emmys

For Release: 2014-08-04 16:01:00

KET productions and programs have been awarded with four regional Emmy Awards from the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The awards were announced Aug. 2 in Columbus, Ohio.


Producer Thomas Bickel received an Emmy in the Arts/Entertainment category for Kentucky Muse: Frank X Walker – I Dedicate This Ride. The program captures the work of Kentucky writer and Affrilachian Poets founder Walker as he illuminates the life of 19th century African-American jockey Isaac Murphy with poetry and drama.


Producer Kelly Campbell received an Emmy in the Human Interest Program category for his work on Kentucky Life “Double Dan Horsemanship,” which spotlights world-renowned horse trainers Dan James and Dan Steers of Nicholasville.


Producers Jayne McClew, Gary Pahler and Angelic Phelps received an Emmy in the Nostalgia Program category for Louisville Life. The weekly series showcases Louisville’s cultural scene, including the arts, history, architecture, foods, community events and traditions of The River City.


Tim Farmer received an Emmy in the Program Host/Moderator/Narrator category for his work as host of Kentucky Afield, the longest continuously running outdoor show in the nation. The program is produced by the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources and airs on KET and KET2.


“The Emmy is the most recognized award for professional accomplishment in the television arts and sciences. KET is honored that our productions and programs for the people of the Commonwealth are seen as exemplary by our industry peers,” said Shae Hopkins, KET’s executive director.


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.


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Contact: Robbie Clark



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