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Water, Water Everywhere

BY JD DOTSON Make Time To Play At Our Area Water Parks WINTER HELD ON WAY TOO LONG IN OUR AREA. IT FELT LIKE SPRING WAS HERE FOR A DAY AND A HALF, BUT SUMMER HAS FINALLY MADE ITS WAY TO OUR AREA. THE BEAUTIFUL WEATHER HAS ME ACHING FOR BIKE RIDES, PICNICS AND COOLING…Read More

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Floyds Knobs Field Trip

By JD Dotson The mid-March day was mild in temperature but gray and drizzling early. My husband and I wanted to have a good day together, lunch and time spent outside, maybe coffee and share a dessert later, but decided to just grab a bite as the weather was against us. Today would definitely be…Read More

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Explore With Extol

We’re ready to explore and want your input. OVER THE PAST THREE YEARS, WE’VE BEEN ALL OVER SOUTHERN INDIANA AND VENTURED INTO LOUISVILLE, TOO, ON OUR QUEST TO EXPLORE THIS COMMUNITY. NOW, WE’RE HOPING YOU’LL HELP US DISCOVER HIDDEN GEMS AND EXPERIENCE MUCH-TOUTED LOCALES IN DIFFERENT WAYS. WHAT CITIES, TOWNS, VILLAGES, VENUES, PARKS AND ATTRACTIONS DESERVE…Read More

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Explore | Giving Hope in Africa

Local writer goes to Kenya to learn, comes back with a new sense of purpose BY ROBYN DAVIS SEKULA | COURTESY PHOTOS I am sitting in a quiet room in the home of Philister, a farmer in far Western Kenya. She lives on a piece of sweeping land under the bluest skies I’ve ever seen….Read More

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Explore | 9 Reasons You Should Make Plans to Visit Madison

Nestled on the Ohio River, Madison is a beautiful town that also boasts the largest contiguous historic district – 133 blocks – in the United States. Whether you’ve never been or need inspiration for a return visit, here are nine reasons why you should make plans to visit this fall. By Sarah Prasil | Photos…Read More

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Explore | Tell City

Story and Photos by JD Dotson Lucky to have a partner in exploration, Jon and I headed west to Perry County not sure of what we would find in this part of south central Indiana. We knew that Perry County was the hilliest and most forested part of Indiana and home to the Hoosier National…Read More

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Finding a New Derby Tradition in New Orleans

The exterior of a two-story corner building of a street in New Orleans, which is named Elysian Fields and runs between the L&N tracks and the river. The section is poor but, unlike corresponding sections in other American cities, it has a raffish charm. So begins “A Streetcar Named Desire,” the 1947 Pulitzer Prize-winning play…Read More

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Explore | Jeffersonville

Story and Photos by JD Dotson I spent much of high school exploring Southern Indiana. Many adventures are lost to memory, but one thing stands out vividly. I remember discovering “The Lady” by accident one day, cutting from Clarksville to Jeffersonville on a road I had used before, but hadn’t paid much attention. Until that…Read More