Cultural Pass Expands to Southern Indiana

Pass provides free admission to numerous arts-related institutions For the first time, the 2018 Cultural Pass will be available to kids in Louisville and Southern Indiana. The provides free access to many of Greater Louisville’s arts and cultural institutions and is valid for one-time general admission at each of the participating institutions and is valid…Read More



Photo by Christian Watson      Fans of Preferred Meats in Sellersburg swear by the shop’s fresh, hand-cut selection – but they also know the local establishment carries far more. In addition to meats for every taste, this family-owned business also has everything from vegetables to spices, sides, sauces, craft beer ’n‘ wine and charcoal,…Read More


Into the Mountains

A Journey of Loss And Acceptance in Wyoming STORY & PHOTOS BY MIRANDA MCDONALD “Are you meeting someone in Jackson Hole?” inquired the lady sitting next to me on the plane. I wondered if she was genuinely curious or simply making conversation because she felt as anxious as I did about the turbulence currently bombarding…Read More


More than OK

More than OK On a cross country road trip, just wanting to get through the state of Oklahoma on a trip out west, we randomly pulled off the highway and into a state park to sleep. We had no expectations of the state and was in a hurry to get through it painlessly. Upon waking…Read More


Start Your Summer List

Photo by Antonio Pantoja So maybe it’s not quite warm enough to hit the beach or local pool, but it’s the perfect time to start making plans for how you’ll spend the summer. What to include on your list? Atlantis Water Park in Clarksville, the Charlestown Family Activities Park, River Run Family Water Park in…Read More


Derby Dinner Does It Right

By JD Dotson | Photos by Christian Watson & JD Dotson Open for nearly 45 years, Derby Dinner Playhouse remains the only dinner theater of its type in the Louisville/Southern Indiana region. The theater in the round setup immerses the audience in the action. There is not a bad seat in the house, with actors…Read More


Deam Lake Dip

By JD Dotson For th e past few wi nters, I have been asked off and on by my friends Jenna and Kara to join them and a small group for a winter dip in the lake. Every Sunday from November through April these two will trek to Deam Lake – and sometimes Blue River…Read More


River City Winery Crab Cakes

By Angie Fenton Photo by Josh Keown One of my favorite date or girls night spots is River City Winery, which is located in the historic Baer Building in downtown New Albany. Owner Gary Humphrey restored the building and opened to the public in 2009 – and there are plenty of reasons why his business…Read More

Pork Carnitas Lettuce Wrap

Instant Cooking: A Blessing for Our Busy Kitchen

By Adam & Kristin Kleinert If you’ve read our column before in the now-tabled Extol Sports (Extol Magazine’s sister publication), you’ve probably heard about our enthusiasm for our Instant Cooker. It’s worked its way into our dynamic and is quickly becoming a dear family member. This month, we wanted to share a handful of our go-…Read More


Not Throwing Away My Shot

My experience auditioning for Derby Dinner Playhouse BY REMY SISK | PHOTOS BY CHRISTIAN WATSON AS A MUSICAL THEATRE ACTOR in Kentuckiana, I have often wondered what it would be like to be on the stage of Derby Dinner Playhouse, the region’s preeminent dinner theatre. The quality of Derby productions is always top-notch, from their…Read More