From The Editor


Editor’s Note | October 2017

HARVEST OF GOLD may be the theme of Harvest Homecoming 2017, but in this issue you’ll also find a common thread about what makes the New Albany festival so special: family, friends, food and fun. The Extol Magazine team is excited to be one of this year’s platinum sponsors of Harvest Homecoming as it celebrates…Read More

Editor’s Note | August 2017

MY HUSBAND and I will celebrate our third wedding anniversary on Oct. 4. Once again, we’ll dress up in our wedding attire and head to Culbertson Mansion, which is where we had our wedding photos taken by Tony Bennett and have continued to do so every year. At first, it seemed like a silly tradition…Read More


From the Editor | June/July

I GREW UP in a family where there were three things you rarely – if ever – talked about: religion, money and politics. My father was a Methodist minister for several years, but when he divorced my mother, who was awarded full custody of all five of us kids, we quickly joined the Baptist church…Read More


From the Editor | April/May 2017

THE FIRST TIME I attended the Kentucky Derby was in 2001, a year before I moved from Michigan to Louisville. For the first time in my life, I donned a hat that wasn’t a ball cap or winter beanie and enjoyed the hoopla, but it wasn’t until I saw the now-late actor James Avery —…Read More


From the Editor | February/March 2017

THE EXTOL TEAM debuted our first issue — featuring WHAS11’s Chief Meteorologist Ben Pine on the cover — in February 2015. Thanks to you and our advertising partners, over the past two years, we’ve increased in circulation, distribution locations, pages, scope and the size of our own team. To say we’re grateful is an understatement….Read More


From the Editor | December-January 2016/17

A FEW MONTHS AGO, I met with Jessica Bostock and her husband, John, who is featured on our cover. Despite the fact that he is battling a serious form of brain cancer and was originally told in July 2015 that he only had six to 12 months to live, the couple exuded hope and a…Read More


From the Editor | October-November 2016

  MY RIGHT HAND rests firmly over my heart, and I stand motionless and upright every time I hear our National Anthem, though often I also blink back tears as I face the flag and think about how grateful I am to be an American. I rarely sing out loud — trust me, you’d be…Read More