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BACK TO BASICS

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

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KIDS REALLY DIG GARDENING

By Farrah Alexander WHEN MY HUSBAND ASKED ME WHAT I WANTED FOR MOTHER’S DAY, I WENT THROUGH THE ROUTINE SUGGESTIONS: “OH, NOTHING. JUST THE ADORING LOVE AND ADMIRATION OF MY LOVELY FAMILY.” OR “I DO WANT TO SLEEP IN, THOUGH.” AND, “MAYBE A NAP, TOO. ACTUALLY, JUST 24 HOURS OF SOLID SLEEP SOUNDS NICE.” In…Read More

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HAPPY FATHER’S DAY FROM MAYBERRY AND SELLERSBURG

By Ray Lucas I love the opening scene to The Andy Griffith Show where Andy and his son Opie are walking to the fishing hole, cane poles in hand, while the narrator whistles the show’s theme song. It’s probably one of the most iconic father-son scenes in television. The Andy Griffith character stands out for how…Read More

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Money Matters | Are You Prepared to Handle a Personal Financial Crisis?

Michelle Floyd, CFP, Financial Consultant Are You Prepared to Handle a Personal Financial Crisis? Individuals who are married or in a committed relationship face the possibility they’ll end up managing finances alone at some point in their lives. Unfortunately, the first time many experience handling complicated financial matters alone is during a personal crisis following…Read More

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Money Matters | What to Expect as an Executor or Trustee

What to Expect as an Executor or Trustee Being asked to serve as an executor or a trustee for an estate is certainly an honor, but it’s also a considerable responsibility. And knowing and understanding those responsibilities can help you be prepared. Many people don’t realize what they are taking on and all the duties…Read More

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Money Matters | Debt Management Solutions

Michelle Floyd, CFP, Financial Consultant Debt Management Solutions Balancing debt repayment with investing goals takes some strategy and planning. Some consider investing as a first line of defense while paying down debt as a second. The debt dilemma The process for eliminating debt is anything but an easy-to-solve financial equation. Many people wonder if they…Read More

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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

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When Politics Get Personal (And Getting Fit Turns Political)

By Angie Fenton This is not a political column. That needs to be said upfront. I grew up in a household where talking about politics was rarely, if ever, a topic discussed out loud, and I am still more comfortable listening to political views as opposed to divulging my own and engaging in political talk….Read More

Little Man in a Big Sports World Columnist Jim Biery.

Sports: The Mirror of Life

By Jim Biery If you’re a sports fan already, you will completely understand what I’m about to write. If you know nothing about sports, please read on and maybe I can explain why grown men wear other grown men’s uniforms and jerseys during the big game. I will admit that I don’t understand why wearing…Read More

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UofL Hosts TYR Derby Pro Swim Meet

The University of Louisville Swim and Dive Team hosts the third annual TYR Derby Pro Swim Meet April 26 to 28. The weekend will consist of a Drowning Prevention Clinic at Ralph Wright Natatorium, a silent auction and dinner and the meet itself. The emcee for the event this year is 6-time Olympic gold medalist…Read More