From reviving classic outlaw music to feature length anime films, two Kentucky musicians are harnessing their talents to take a wrecking ball to the prevailing narrative about their homeland.
The power of KTW lies in our message — in print, on social and digital media, and through our conversations with our associates, friends, and family.
Our message always focuses on people who are achieving at the highest levels, and whose lives and careers illuminate the heart and soul of what it means to have strong Kentucky ties. This simple message can impact perceptions of Kentucky at home, across the nation, and around the world. Above all our goal is to inspire people to promote a positive narrative about Kentucky and become image-changers themselves.
FACES of Louisville: International Quilting Expert & Founder of Kentucky to the World, Shelly Zegart
It’s rather difficult to pinpoint one specific area to focus on when writing about Shelly Zegart. To begin, she’s one of the foremost experts on quilts. She’s studied their history, collected, bought, sold and appraised them. In 2011, she produced a nine-part documentary series for select PBS stations called Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics. She’s served on the board of directors for numerous organizations, including St. Francis School and the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana. She was named a Woman of Distinction and is an alumnus of Leadership Louisville. In 2012, she founded, and is president of, the organization Kentucky to the World.
Kentucky farm boy, Phillip Sharp becomes one of the world’s most honored scientists. Read more.
Kentucky by Heart: From ‘splittin’ jeans’ to splitting genes, Pendleton County native earned Nobel Prize
Rural Kentucky had a big part to play in the awarding of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. – Northern Kentucky Tribune
Podcast Event Featuring Businessman Junior Bridgeman Touches U of L, Trump and More | Insider Louisville Louisville natives Dan Roth and Evan Roth return from New York to interview Kentuckian businessman Ulysses “Junior” Bridgeman about finding success after his basketball career. Topics range from the University of Louisville to Donald Trump and more. Listen to…
Junior Bridgeman talks business on new podcast – The Courier-Journal, June 2016 Former University of Louisville basketball player and restaurant mogul Junior Bridgeman gives his insights about business on Kentucky to the World’s “Breaking the Mold” podcast, presented on Aug. 3, 2016.
The strange thing Gov. Bevin did when he asked Junior Bridgeman to join U of L’s board – Business First, August 2016 Junior Bridgeman discusses the unusual way Gov. Bevin asked him to join the board at UofL.
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…
“Kentucky to the World Presents UK Alumnus and Renowned Journalist Michael Wines” – UK Now, October 2015 KTW hosts University of Kentucky graduate, Louisville native and former New York Times Beijing Bureau Chief Michael Wines alongside award-winning New York Times journalist Sharon LaFraniere.
“Former Louisville Times journalists share stories of covering world news for New York Times” – Insider Louisville, October 2015 Insider Louisville covers KTW’s hosting of UK graduate and Louisville native Michael Wines, who was previously the New York Times Beijing Bureau Chief. He appears alongside award-winning New York Times journalist Sharon LaFraniere.