Photo by Jason Applegate Nearly 1 out of every 4 Americans 16 years and older volunteer their time in some way to charitable causes. Utah has the highest percentage of volunteers (43 percent); Louisiana ranks last (18.43 percent). Indiana (26.9 percent) falls somewhere in the middle. Aside from the obvious benefit of volunteering – helping…Read More


Community Foundation Announces Scholarships

THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SOUTHERN INDIANA has awarded more than 100 scholarships totaling more than $450,000 in support for Southern Indiana students this academic year. The scholarships include $302,000 from funds held at the Community Foundation and awards for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program. Linda Speed, president and CEO of the Community Foundation said, “We’re…Read More

Much Love
On a personal note, I’d like to congratulate my brother-in-law Billy
Applegate and soon-to-be sister-in-law Jyl Hildreth on their upcoming
nuptials. These two deserve all the happiness.

Horseshoe Foundation Awards Grants

THE HORSESHOE FOUNDATION of Floyd County awarded $397,566 in grants to 27 community organizations on June 28. The celebration was held at the Carnegie Center for Art & History, 201 East Spring St. in New Albany Grant recipients include: $17,192 to Actors Theatre of Louisville; $10,000 to American Red Cross – Western Kentucky Chapter; $10,000…Read More



Photo by Angie Fenton       Just before Derby, a great group of volunteers of all ages joined the Extol Team to provide dinner to those who are served by Exit 0, a homeless outreach based in Southern Indiana that was founded by Paul and Michele Stensrud. If you’re interested in joining us –…Read More


Serving With ‘Charity and Kindness’

Tri Kappa Inc. Has Benefited Indiana Community Since 1901 BY LISA HORNUNG | PHOTOS BY CHRISTIAN WATSON TAMMY PERSINGER, now a retired teacher and real estate agent, kept hearing women at work talking about Tri Kappa. “What is that?” she asked. “How can people get involved?” One day, Persinger received an invitation in the mail…Read More


Strength in Numbers

Dozens of women banded together May 9 for Women Build 2018 benefitting Habit for Humanity Clark & Floyd Indiana. Each Women Build home was funded and built by women leaders and volunteers in our community. The volunteers work together to raise funds and the walls for the entire Women Build project. For each build, Habitat…Read More


A Day of Fun & Philanthropy

A team from German American recently spent time at Rauch, Inc., a community that supports people with disabilities and their families. During their visit, the team provided a refreshing spruce up to their landscaping and enjoyed a day full of fun and smiles at the Rauch community. To learn more about Rauch, go to http://rauchinc.org.


Gilda’s Club Louisville Brings Its Mission To Southern Indiana

BY LISA HORNUNG | PHOTOS BY CHRISTIAN WATSON IN DECEMBER 2015, Alan Hecht of Leavenworth was in his mid-60s, enjoying his life with his wife, children and grandchildren, when he got devastating news: He had pancreatic cancer. He had eight rounds of chemo, Whipple surgery (a procedure to remove the head of the pancreas, the…Read More


Local Celebs Hit Dance Floor for Charity

Seven local notables will compete in BreakAway Dancing 2018 May 15 at Kye’s. The event benefits The BreakAway, a nonprofit residential facility for women in recovery from addiction. BreakAway Dancing 2018 pairs each community member with a professional dancing partner. Judges include Angie and Mark Maxwell, Valerie Canon and Kye Hoehn. Dinner will be prepared…Read More


Premier Homes Pitches In

The Premier Homes team recently spent a day volunteering with Home of the Innocents, which provides a range of important residential, treatment and community-based programs, including offering a safe haven for at-risk children; pediatric medical care; shelter and education for pregnant and parenting teens; crisis and intervention services; clinical treatment services and therapeutic loving foster…Read More