Category Archives: Kentuckians in the News

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: A look back with legendary automotive designer and Louisville native Bill Porter

By Cameron Aubernon, July 21, 2015 Originally posted on Insider Louisville website Louisville native Bill Porter — a designer behind the 1968 Pontiac GTO and other iconic American cars — will visit his hometown this week to give a presentation on the intersection of design and culture. The event on Wednesday is open to the public […]

WFPL: Louisville Native Bill Porter, Designer of Iconic GM Cars, Speaks in His Hometown

By Tara Anderson, July 21 2015 Originally posted on WFPL website You don’t have to be a car geek to recognize the designs Bill Porter is responsible for. Porter, a Louisville native, was a chief designer for General Motors for three decades. He is responsible for the look of some of General Motor’s most iconic […]

LEO: A Joy Ride through Decades of American Culture & Automobile Design

By Jo Anne Triplett Originally published in LEO While my taste for classic cars leans towards the boxy Nash Metropolitan, Mercedes 190 and Volvo 240, I can appreciate a streamlined automobile. Even owned a Camaro once, although its power was totally wasted on me. But as a lover of good design, it’s exciting to hear […]

Business First: Louisville native talks about designing the Pontiac GTO

By David Mann, July 15 2015 Originally published in Business First If someone asked you to describe the 1968 Pontiac GTO in one word, how would you do it? Sporty? Slick, maybe? After the conversation I had on Monday with Bill Porter, the artist who designed this iconic car, I suppose I would use the […]