Ken Paul Mink, a former Lexington-Herald-Leader writer and former editor of the Hazard Herald, has been named one of the World's Top 100 Travel Media Professionals by a Connecticut publishing firm.
Mink, a native of Vicco, Kentucky, is now the editor of the online travel magazine The Travelling Adventurer (www.travellingadvcnturer.com), based in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Scott American Corporation, West Redding, Ct., said the top 100 travel media journalists were adjudged to be "the most influential - based on the respect they enjoy and the markets they reach."
The travel journalists were selected from a list of hundreds of travel media from newspapers, magazines, broadcaster, trade publications, websites, and news agencies.
Mink is also an author, with his latest book, "So You want Your Kid to be a Sports Superstar," released this spring by Trafford Publishing of Victoria, Canada.