Lexington city employees win an Emmy award for documentary

The dream of nearly every film maker is to win an Emmy, and now two city employees have realized that dream. Neil Noah and Sherelle Roberts Pierre received Emmys for their work as executive producers on the film “Hope: In The Face of Addiction.” The film tells the often heart-wrenching stories of those hit hardest by the devastating effects of drug use.

“Hope: In The Face of Addiction” was a collaborative effort between GTV3, the Lexington Department of Public Safety and Drug Free Lex (formerly the Mayor’s Alliance on Substance Abuse). The film was commissioned in 2014 to help combat the rise of heroin in Lexington-Fayette County. Today it airs several times a day on GTV3 and has been distributed to substance abuse service providers and other community organizations around the state. The film is used to educate citizens and start a meaningful dialog about how illegal drug use affects the users and their families.

Noah and Pierre received the awards from the Ohio Valley Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences on August 6.

Noah is an 18-year employee of GTV3. He is currently a producer. Pierre is a six year employee of Lexington city government. She currently serves as the Public Information Officer for the Department of Public Safety. She was previously the Public Information Officer for the Lexington Police Department.