Category Archives: Events

Elizabeth Mayhew: From KentUCKy to KenLUCKY – How Kentucky Roots Propelled Her Success

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Style expert Elizabeth Mayhew is a multi-talented Louisvillian with an impressive career history, thanks to her colorful personality and many skill sets. She is currently the Brand Editor for Reese Witherspoon’s southern-inspired lifestyle brand Draper James, and a regular contributor on  NBC’s TODAY show, as well as being a popular columnist […]

Kentucky to the World Presents Elizabeth Mayhew

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 […]

Perry Bacon, Jr.

ESPN’s Senior Political Writer Perry Bacon, Jr. has been an eye-witness to and reporter of the dynamic events in American politics since 2002. From the rise of tribalism, or hyper-partisanship, the growing connection between celebrity and political success, and the changing landscape of the media environment created by technology. Perry has reported on the most important […]

PRESS RELEASE: Kentucky to the World Presents:
“Breaking The Mold” with the Roth Brothers & Junior Bridgeman – June 2016

Louisville, KY–Kentucky to the World, Inc. will present the first live audience recording of the “Breaking the Mold” podcast. Created by Louisville native Evan Roth, the event will feature an interview with Junior Bridgeman along with special guest co-host Daniel Roth, Evan’s brother. The event will be held on Wednesday, August 3 with a reception […]

Michael Wines and Sharon LaFraniere Event Photos

What an evening with THE NEW YORK TIMES correspondents Michael Wines and Sharon LaFraniere on their first return to Louisville in 19 years! It was exciting for us to see our educational mission come to life by connecting Kentucky students with professionals who walk the paths that they dream of taking someday. Through the generosity […]

Rebecca, Lady, and Cecil Booth – SISTER ACT: Tales of True Life, Family & Success in the Worlds of Science, Civil Rights & Girl Power

Please join Kentucky to the World Wednesday, March 16, 2016 for an engaging discussion as three highly successful, native Louisville sisters – an MD and author, an attorney, and a beauty marketing executive – bring to the stage fascinating stories of how their individual professions and passions have brought them love and togetherness in unexpected ways.

FishbowlNY: New York Times Couple Returns to Kentucky

By Richard Horgan, October 21, 2015 Originally posted on FishbowlNY website It’s been 19 years since New York Times journalists Michael Wines andSharon LaFraniere were in Louisville. But they are back there tonight for a special panel discussion presented by the event series Kentucky to the World. Wines and LaFraniere met while working at the Louisville Times. They […]

UK Now: Kentucky to the World Presents UK Alumnus and Renowned Journalist Michael Wines

By Blair Hoover, October 20 2015 Originally posted on UKNow website Kentucky to the World, an organization that showcases the unique achievements of extraordinary men and women who claim strong Kentucky ties, will host University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information graduate, Louisville native and former New York Times Beijing Bureau Chief Michael Wines and award-winning New […]

Insider Louisville: Former Louisville Times journalists share stories of covering world news for New York Times

By Sara Havens, October 20, 2015 Originally posted on Insider Louisville website Kentucky to the World is a nonprofit that highlights the achievements of Kentuckians in order to educate and inspire, and its upcoming event on Wednesday will showcase journalists Michael Wines and Sharon LaFraniere, who first met while working at The Louisville Times decades ago and who have since […]