The Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Awards were presented Saturday night in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, and several Central Kentucky TV stations and other video producers came home winners.
Among the local notables in the winners circle were Matt Jones, who won for best program host/moderator/narrator for his work on the WLEX series “Hey Kentucky” and WKYT reporter Miranda Combs and photographer Barton Bill for their investigative report “Tax, Title and Past Due.”
Overall, WLEX took home three Emmys, KET won two and WKYT got one. There were also two awards for the series “Bluegrass & Backroads,” produced by Louisville-based Kentucky Farm Bureau Studios, which airs on KET and RFD TV; and Lexington’s Oculus Studios added two more Emmys to its trophy case.
Here’s a look at the area winners:
General assignment report — No Time Limit: “Harvey’s Aftermath,” WLEX, Nicki Thacker (tie with WDRB)
Arts/entertainment — program: “It’s a Grand Night for Singing 25th Anniversary,” KET Nick Helton
Business/consumer report: “Tax, Title, and Past Due,” WKYT, Barton Bill, Miranda Combs
Military — program: “Bluegrass & Backroads: Bluegrass Honor Flight,” Kentucky Farm Bureau Studios, Matt Hilton, Austin Anderson
Sports — feature/segment: “Tough Love,” University of Kentucky Sports Video, Kirk Hanselmann
Documentary — historical: “Belle Brezing and the Gilded Age of the Bluegrass,” High Impact Productions, Douglas High, Kaitlyn Kirk (tie with Ohio University)
Magazine feature/segment: “Bluegrass & Backroads: Hope Scarves,” Kentucky Farm Bureau Studios, Matt Hilton
Program host/moderator/narrator: “Hey Kentucky!” WLEX, Matt Jones
Director — live or recorded live: “Friends Like You” (Episode #909): “She’s a Woman,” Asbury University Doug Smart
Editor — news: LEX18 Original — “Karen Brown: Breaking Her Silence,” WLEX, Dave Medley
Graphic arts: “MedMyne,” Oculus Studios, Jordan Hill; “Comfort Heating and Air - Furnace,” Oculus Studios Jordan Hill (tie)
Audio: “It’s A Grand Night for Singing: The UK Opera Theatre’s 25th Anniversary,” KET, Brent Abshear (tie with WHIZ)