Extol Cover Stories

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Faces of Southern Indiana

Q&A and photos by JD Dotson  Editor’s Note: Some comments have been edited to include the question asked for clarity  Our quest to meet a wide array of people in Southern Indiana took us shopping in New Albany, enjoying lunch in downtown Jeffersonville, hanging out in coffee shops in historic Madison and attending a car…Read More

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FROM CAGE TO STAGE

DAN FARMER AND THE JUICE BOX HEROES ROCK SOUTHERN INDIANA BY LAURA ROSS PHOTOS BY TONY BENNETT OF TONYBENNETTSTUDIO.COM AND CHRISTIAN WATSON FOR EXTOL MAGAZINE In this season of graduations and new beginnings, lots of high school seniors eagerly scoop up college scholarships. It’s a rite of passage for many – but that wasn’t the…Read More

Katya in Strut & Bolt Red Jumpsuit from Sapphire on Spring $64 / Black Fascinator from Ben Franklin $49.99

ENVIABLE ATTIRE

WE TOOK OUR DERBY FASHIONS TO ANGEL’S ENVY IN LOUISVILLE FOR AN INDUSTRIALLY-CHIC SHOOT THAT INCLUDED A GLIMPSE OF THE DISTILLERY’S CO-FOUNDER AND CHIEF INNOVATION OFFICER WES HENDERSON AND LEAD DISTILLERY OPERATOR ANDREW HENDERSON PHOTOGRAPHY BY Christian Watson STYLING BY Miranda McDonald SHOT ON LOCATION AT Angel’s Envy Distillery MODELS: Shantay Chandler, Katya Estes and…Read More

“What I have found is the true meaning of what love is in every aspect of my life: I love more today.”

Free at Last | Paul Kiger

Local real estate guru Paul Kiger was a force of nature, a whirlwind of energy. But much of that was focused on running from demons, until he came clean and focused on himself. To the outside world, the trajectory of Paul Kiger’s life has resembled the bar chart of a great annual report – a…Read More

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Restoring Hope

Nonprofit provides sight and more to Third World countries By Laura Ross Photos by Christian Watson and courtesy of Dr. Ali Haider   “This is an inexpensive procedure of about $25 an eye that can give sight and is not available to most individuals in Africa, South America, Asia and other places. That’s why I…Read More

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Business 101 | Case Belcher

Case Belcher Owner Four Barrel CrossFit   “It’s easy to get stuck in a rut and to move along with business as usual, but you’ll soon be forgotten if you cease to innovate and improve.”   In terms of growth and economic development, where would you like to see Southern Indiana in 10 years? Continuing…Read More

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Business 101 | Cheryl “Cricket” Koetter

Cheryl “Cricket” Koetter Owner/Operator Cricket’s Cafe   Boards, volunteer or community work: I’ve volunteered in many platforms, but most recently, I’m the founder of the Bryson A. Melton Forward Foundation, which is dedicated to helping families in financial need after experiencing medical emergencies or tragic circumstances; chaired several Our Lady of Perpetual Help fundraisers; raised…Read More

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Business 101 | Eileen Yanoviak, Ph.D

Eileen Yanoviak, Ph.D. Director Carnegie Center for Art and History   Boards, volunteer or community work: My life is dedicated to non-profit community work every day! I also serve on the Board of the Southeastern College Art Conference; Generation WOW Mentor; former Big Brothers Big Sisters Arts Workplace Mentor.   In terms of growth and…Read More

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Business 101 | Stefanie Griffith

Stefanie Griffith Co-owner* Strandz Salon & Threadz Boutique *I am part-owner of Strandz & Threadz with my two sisters, Stacy Tunnell and Julie Young   Boards, volunteer or community work: I currently serve on SoIN Tourism Board, 1si Ambassador, Champion Connector and Chair of 1si SoIN to Weddings group, Falls of the Ohio Leadership Council,…Read More

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Business 101 | Scott Neumann

Scott Neumann Owner 502 Video Post   “In 10 years, I know that the business development in Southern Indiana will be a showcase of diverse business and creative talent in our state.”   Boards, volunteer or community work: Jan. 2007 – 2014, National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician and Sergeant at various Fire Departments; Pleasant…Read More