Unicorns, Mermaids and Dinosaurs – Oh My!

By JD Dotson Our Intrepid Explorer JD Dotson’s Went on The Hunt For His Favorite Finds For Little Ones LOOKING FOR A FEW GOODIES FOR YOUR LITTLE ONES? HERE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE FINDS SURELY TO BRING A SMILE TO ANY KIDDO’S FACE. Unicorns, mermaids and dinosaurs, oh my! Regalo is the place…Read More


All That Sparkles

STORY & PHOTOS BY MIRANDA MCDONALD (Including Parenthood) Jacqueline Koerber knows a lot about jewelry. Her family has been in the business for over 30 years. However, the jewelry expert is also learning a little bit about motherhood as well after giving birth to her son. The new mama recently sat down with us to…Read More

“Our family keeps growing, and with
each passing year, there is a garden.”

The 100-Year Garden

By Amy Gesenhues My grandmother turned 101 years old on April 3. She has survived being born in 1917. World War II. Joe McCarthy. The Korean War. Vietnam. The Cuban Missile Crisis and the assassination of President Kennedy. She is a devout Catholic who survived a divorce in a deeply rooted Catholic community. She survived…Read More


2018 Home & Garden Guide

We may not have actually experienced spring, so now is the time to set your sights on your home and garden. Check out German American Bank’s home equity line of credit offer, which is perfect of any home improvement project. Schedule an appointment with Blue River Cabinetry to learn why the company is a leader…Read More


Making Memories

BY ALLISON JONES | PHOTOS BY TONY BENNETT Floyds Knobs couple thrilled with stunning renovation Living in their Floyds Knobs home since 2001, Jenny and Sean Stumler have raised two children and spend countless hours building memories with nearby family members. But, with any home that has been lived in for a while, refreshing the…Read More


A Dream Do-Over

BY LAURIE HAAG | PHOTOS BY NATALIE SPAULDING PHOTOGRAPHY AND ASHLEY WALTS PHOTOGRAPHY Wedding planner Laurie Haag and her husband experience the wedding of their dreams May 7, 1988, is one of my favorite days ever. It’s the day I married my husband. Fast-forward to May 2018, and I can’t believe 30 years have gone…Read More



By Morgan Sprigler It’s finally summertime, Extol Readers! Warmer weather is here and our kids are out of school. You may be feeling a bit overwhelmed with the fact that you have become the sole source of entertainment for your kids (and with the second fact that they will need a bath every. single. night)….Read More


Derby Trot & Shop

PHOTO BY DANNY ALEXANDER DERBY TROT & SHOP Join Sarah Jordan of Alpha Media April 14 in New Albany for Derby Trot & Shop powered by Bliss Travel. For just $25 you can sample your favorite wines and beers inside select locations, receive a signature glass and a shopping bag. The party starts at 2…Read More


A Voice and a Face

Sarah Jordan looks back and ahead on her career. Story by Remy Sisk Photos of Sarah Jordan by Danny Alexander Styling by Miranda McDonald Hair and Makeup by Strandz Salon & Threadz Boutique Clothing courtesy Sapphire on Spring Boutique and Strandz Salon & Threadz Boutique Photos shot at Double Barrel, 147 E. Main St. in New Albany If…Read More


Dapper Derby

Him Gentleman’s Boutique is a one-stop shop for the fellas Photos by Matt Simpson Seeking a one-stop Derby shop? Him Gentleman’s Boutique, which has locations in New Albany and Louisville, can fulfill all of your your Derby and Oaks needs – and more. This boutique, which specializes in menswear, carries a variety of lines and…Read More