From The Editor

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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From the Editor | April – May 2016

SOME PEOPLE EMBRACE the first of the year as the right time to start fresh. I’ve always looked to the beginning of spring. There’s something about the first blooms and buds that invigorate and inspire. I hope you’ll discover that same feeling when you look through this issue of Extol. In this edition, you’ll find…Read More