Event Coverage (Photos)


MESA Hosts Bake-Off Contest for Kids

Photo by Jose Morones Vergara MESA, A Collaborative Kitchen, recently hosted the Kids Baking Championship at its New Albany location. Kids 8 to 13 years old brought their best baking skills to the competition, which featured three rounds, including a cupcake bake-off for the finale. The winner will be featured on the cover of the…Read More


Indiana Tourism Association Awards Night

March 6 • Radisson Louisville North in Clarksville Photos by Christian Watson The Indiana Tourism Awards, presented by Midwest Living, were awarded on March 6. The awards honor tourism businesses who are creative, innovative and maximize the dollars invested. Jim Epperson, executive director of Clark-Floyd Counties Convention Tourism Bureau (also known as SoIN), received the…Read More


Imagine Awards

March 10 • Horseshoe Southern Indiana in Elizabeth Photos by Christian Watson The 2018 Imagine Awards, presented by German American Bank and benefiting the Rauch Foundation, were held March 10 at Horseshoe Southern Indiana. “America’s Got Talent” season 12 contestant Kechi Okwuchi – who was one of two survivors of a 2005 plane crash –…Read More


CrossFit Open Qualifier

March 6 • Four Barrel CrossFit in New Albany Photos by Christian Watson Four Barrel CrossFit, which is owned by Case Belcher, hosted a CrossFit Open Qualifier for the worldwide CrossFit Games competition.


47th Jeff Ruby’s Steaks

March 10 • Horseshoe Southern Indiana in Elizabeth Photos by Amber Chalfin Just more than two lengths covered the top three finishers in a thrilling renewal of the $200,000 Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) at Turfway Park Saturday, with Blended Citizen hitting the wire a neck in front to earn 20 points toward a spot in…Read More


Mamma Mia, Here I Go Again

Mamma Mia, Here I Go Again By JD Dotson It is, simply put, impossible to resist Derby Dinner Playhouse’s production of Mamma Mia, the 1999 hit musical set to the songs of ABBA. Everything about this production, including dinner, was perfection. My husband and I started out with dinner – buffet style – and the…Read More


New Year’s Eve Pajama Party

Dec. 31 • Buckhead Mountain Grill in Jeffersonville Photos by Christian Watson The Extol team hosted our inaugural New Year’s Eve Pajama Party Dec. 31 at Buckhead Mountain Grill in Jeffersonville. The guest of honor – Todd Sharp, star of the reality hit “So Sharp” and award-winning coach of the University of Louisville Ladybirds and…Read More


Chef Bobby Benjamin at MESA

Jan. 20 • MESA, A Collaborative Kitchen in New Albany Photos by Christian Watson Chef Bobby Benjamin of Butchertown Grocery in Louisville returned to MESA, A Collaborative Kitchen Jan. 20. The renowned restaurateur and chef wowed attendees with a sold-out “Mexican Flare” brunch. Find out more about MESA, which continues to garner rave reviews, but…Read More