West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) is the recipient of ten awards from the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR). One of the awards is for the City of Paducah television program Your City at Work. The episode Your City at Work: Active Shooter Training received a Silver Medallion Award from NCMPR, the second highest award in the College Video Program category.
Your City at Work is a program hosted and produced by Paducah Public Information Officer Pam Spencer with WKCTC Television Producer/Director Dan Sheppard as the director, photographer, and editor. “Your City at Work provides viewers an in-depth look at various City of Paducah projects and programs,” says Spencer.
Your City at Work: Active Shooter Training focuses on a training drill at WKCTC involving the Paducah Police and Fire Departments, Mercy Regional EMS, the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department, McCracken County Office of Emergency Management, and DES. Several students and faculty participated by pretending to be casualties. The episode also focuses on the technology used by the Paducah Police Department in its response. The final segment of the episode provides key points for citizens to remember if ever faced with a similar scenario in real life including what to tell a 911 operator if they witness an event.
The Medallion Awards is an annual awards celebration honoring the marketing and communication efforts of community college marketing and public relations professionals. The Medallion Awards ceremony was part of the NCMPR District 2 conference held in October in Nashville, Tennessee. NCMPR District 2 is comprised of community colleges in 11 southeastern states, along with the Bahamas and Bermuda.
Your City at Work and other City programming can be found on Government 11 (Comcast channel 11) and online at www.paducahky.gov and the City’s Youtube page. In addition to televising the City Commission and Planning Commission meetings, the City of Paducah and WKCTC’s television department work to produce several programs including Paducah View, City Profile, and Tot School.
For more information about NCMPR, visit www.ncmpr.org. For more information about Government 11 programming, contact WKCTC Television Production Coordinator Tom Butler at 270-534-3208 or City of Paducah Public Information Officer Pam Spencer at 270-444-8669.