Kentucky to the World Presents…

Elizabeth Mayhew – From KentUCKy to KenLUCKY – How Kentucky Roots Propelled Her Success
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Style expert and Louisville native Elizabeth Mayhew currently the Brand Editor for Reese Witherspoon’s Southern-inspired brand, Draper James, a contributing editor at NBC’s Today Show and a monthly columnist for The Washington Post, shares how being Kentucky born and raised has helped propel her success in some unexpected and amazing directions.

Elizabeth has been a driving force at a number of publications including House Beautiful, Southern Living, Woman’s Day, and REAL SIMPLE. She also is the author of FLIP! for Decorating (Ballantine). As Katie Couric noted, “Learning decorating tips from Elizabeth Mayhew is like spending time with a good friend who has your best interests at heart.”

Please join us on Wednesday, August 23 as Elizabeth has a conversation with Shannon Cogan, multiple Emmy award winner and anchor for WAVE3 News. Discover how growing up in Kentucky infused Elizabeth with the creativity and passion to become the successful national design leader she is today. Find out how her Kentucky roots helped her to become Reese Witherspoon’s choice for Brand Editor at Draper James.

About the Event
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Reception at 5:30pm and program at 6:30pm.
The Kentucky Center, Bomhard Theater, 501 W. Main St, Louisville, KY 40202
Tickets are $25. Reserved seating.






Tracy Drain is a rarity: she has the enthusiasm of a child and the brain of a rocket scientist. Known as the “Dynamic Tracy Drain,” she is a native Louisvillian and Flight Systems Engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where she works on the robotic exploration of the solar system. On Friday, June 16, she will present a special talk at the Copper & Kings American Brandy distillery at the Modern Thinkers Social Series, a cultural scientific symposium featuring a follow-up discussion panel with local intellectuals, an astronomy-related local art exhibition, the screening of an original short documentary piece examining Kentucky’s astronomy community, food and beverage features and live music.


In Memory of Sarah Yates

Sarah Yates at the KTW Bill Porter event July 22, 2015 at The Henry Clay.

Sarah Yates, highly valued Creative Consultant for Kentucky to the World, passed away April 12 after a long illness. She will be greatly missed – for the delightful person she was and for her remarkable creative genius.

There will be a memorial service for Sarah May 13 at 12:30 p.m. at Mount St. Francis by the lake.

For donations in Sarah’s memory the family has suggested Kentucky to the World and the Shamrock Foundation, two causes Sarah was passionate about. Sarah was especially interested in the development of the KTW Student Program, so KTW will designate funds donated in her name to that program.

To make a gift, please click on the below link; you can add your comments and condolences as you make your gift. We will publish a list of donations in Sarah’s memory on our website.

Tribute to Sarah’s contributions…







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