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KET's Lincoln special wins three regional Emmys

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Kentucky Historical Society, Bicentennial Commission provided funding for program

By The Staff

KET’s “Lincoln: ‘I, Too, Am a Kentuckian,’” a Kentucky Life special following Lincoln from his birth in a log cabin on the Kentucky frontier to the White House, was awarded three regional Emmy Awards by the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Producers Joy Flynn and Marsha Hellard won Emmys in the Historical Documentary category for the program. Videographer Matthew Grimm won in the Photography category, and Brent Abshear and Chuck Burgess received Emmys in the Audio category.

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. The awards ceremony took place July 25 in Lexington.

“Lincoln: ‘I, Too, Am a Kentuckian’” is a KET production, made possible in part by a grant from the Kentucky Historical Society and The Kentucky Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.