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2013 Emmy nominations

KET productions and programs nominated for 19 regional Emmys

Friday, June 14, 2013

KET logo_mdThe Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has nominated KET productions and programs for 19 Regional Emmy Awards. There were 751 total entries, a record number, and 291 received nominations.

Click on the links to watch these Emmy-nominated KET productions!

Nick Helton
Jubilee – “Sam Bush Band” episode
Arts/Entertainment category

Frank Simkonis
Kentucky Muse – “Tracks of Imagination” episode
Documentary – Cultural/Topical category

Kentucky Life – “Zombie” segment
Magazine Feature/Segment category

Matthew Grimm
Ted Bassett: A Kentucky Gentleman
Documentary – Cultural/Topical category

Brandon Wickey and Dave Shuffett
Kentucky Life – “13th Kentucky Infantry” episode
Magazine Program category

Paul Smith
Kentucky Life – “The Battle of Richmond” episode
Magazine Feature/Segment category

Kentucky Life – “The Chitlin’ Circuit” episode
Magazine Feature/Segment category

Brandon Wickey
Kentucky Life – “Migratory Songbirds at Red River Gorge
Magazine Feature/Segment category

Valerie Trimble and James Piston
Kentucky Life – “Good Shepherd Cheese – Say Cheese!” segment
Magazine Feature/Segment category

Dan Taulbee
Kentucky Muse – “Tracks of Imagination” episode
Editor – Program category

And these programs that air on KET also received nominations!

Tim Farmer received a nomination in the “Program Host/Moderator/Narrator” category for his work as host of Kentucky Afield. Farmer, along with Scott Moore, was also nominated in the “Human Interest – Program” category for the Kentucky Afield episode “Bank Fishing with Axton.” In addition, Kentucky Afield received two nominations in the “Photographer – Program” category for Brian Volland and Scott Moore.

Obie Williams received a nomination in the “Graphic Arts” category for the animated opening for Tim Farmer’s Country Kitchen.

Amy Hess, co-host of the KET series Kentucky Collectibles, received three nominations. She received one in the “Program Host/Moderator/Narrator” category for her work as host of The Local Traveler. She received two nominations, along with Mike Benton, in the “Magazine Program” category for two episodes of The Local Traveler. The program is produced by Beloved Productions and Courage Media.

Matt Hilton and Robert L. Shrader of Bluegrass & Backroads, which is produced by Kentucky Farm Bureau, received a nomination in the “Magazine Feature/Segment” category for a Bluegrass & Backroads segment.

Ted Bassett

Ted Bassett: A Kentucky Gentleman explores fascinating life of Thoroughbred-industry legend

Monday, Oct. 15, 2012


Distinguished Kentuckian James Edward “Ted” Bassett III is best known for his stewardship of the Keeneland Association and the Thoroughbred industry. However, his work with the equine world is only part of his life story. Yale graduate, U.S. Marine, newsprint salesman, tobacco farmer, and director of the Kentucky State Police are just a few of the early chapters in his storied career.

Ted Bassett: A Kentucky Gentleman airs Monday, Oct. 15 at 9/8 pm on KET and Thursday, October 18 at 10/9 pm on KET2.

All of these experiences helped prepare Bassett for his most important challenge – taking over the reins at Keeneland in 1970, where he played a critical role in its ascendency as a premier Thoroughbred track and auction house. For the next 40 years, Bassett’s work in the Thoroughbred world, especially in the development of the Breeders’ Cup, would have a major impact on the industry and help form his reputation as the international ambassador for racing.

Ted Bassett: A Kentucky Gentleman takes an insiders’ look at the life and background of this unique Kentuckian. The film uses archival footage and photographs, many from Bassett’s personal scrapbooks and archives. Interviews with industry notables, trainers, and others complement Bassett’s own stories and reflections. Throughout it all, this biography looks at how Ted Bassett’s life experiences instilled in him a strong sense of service and tradition and the impact he has had on the community, the state, and the world.

New season: Kentucky Life

New season begins with program devoted to Eastern Kentucky spring storm aftermath

Friday, Sept. 14, 2012

Kentucky Life host Dave Shuffett begins the series’ 18th year of highlighting the people and places of Kentucky with a program dedicated to exploring how Eastern Kentucky is coping with the aftermath of the devastating spring 2012 storms and tornadoes. The series airs Saturdays, premiering September 15, at 8/7 pm CT on KET, and Sundays, premiering September 16, at 4/3 pm CT on KET.

Tornadoes on February 29 and March 2 of this year affected more than 35 different counties in practically every region of Kentucky. Kentucky Life’s season premiere explores how this community is dealing with loss and recovery and what residents need to know to keep safe in the future.

Shuffett also visits the Louisville National Weather Service to find out about the region’s history of tornadoes and what tornado warnings mean. In addition, he talks with General John Heltzel of Kentucky Emergency Management to find out how the state is prepared to help in any emergency.

The Eastern Kentucky town of West Liberty was perhaps the hardest-hit community, having been struck by two tornadoes, the largest of which hit the hospital, the elementary school and the downtown, destroying businesses, county offices and numerous homes in its wake.

The program also examines how other Kentucky communities affected by the spring storms are coping, including the Northern Kentucky areas hit by a tornado that began in Henryville, Ind.


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