We Asked – You Answered

@ExtolMagazine We took to our social media accounts to ask if mask wearing is a regular part of your routine – an overwhelming majority of you said yes – and your favorite place to purchase your face coverings. Here are a few of our favorites. MASK UP Still seeking masks? Here are a few of…Read More


On July 22, Gov. Eric Holcomb announced a statewide mask mandate to begin July 27 for everyone in Indiana age 8 or older in indoor public spaces – including transportation services and public outdoor places where social distancing of 6 feet isn’t possible. Exceptions include those who have a medical condition that prevents them from…Read More

Voice & Vino at the Casino Returns

Event benefiting LifeSpan Resources features local singers who take to the stage EXTOL MAGAZINE REPORTS | COURTESY PHOTOS The Oct. 29 event, which benefits LifeSpan Resources – a non profit agency serving the elderly and those with disabilities in the southern Indiana area – will be held at Horseshoe Southern Indiana and features local singers…Read More

Kindness Matters: Canine Compassion

Furry volunteer offers comfort to humans in need  BY ANGIE FENTON | PHOTOS COURTESY LORI JONES  In the last issue, I share this verbatim in my editor’s letter:  For more than two years, I’ve repeated these same words to my now-3-year-old daughter every morning on the way to preschool: “Olive: You are smart. You are…Read More

Philanthropy Favorites

Photographer-writer Jennifer McNelly hit the streets to find out which charities you love best. Here’s what you said.  “I would say my favorite charity is probably St. Jude. I had a friend who had a little boy with brain cancer. It’s just really nice to have an organization that helps families going through situations like…Read More

So Much More Than Clothes

Christian Academy of Indiana senior Julia Lostutter shares why she’s seeking the community’s assistance and how you can help. BY JULIA LOSTUTTER | COURTESY PHOTOS Last year, I had the opportunity of going to the Dominican Republic on a school mission trip with Score International. Going into the villages and orphanages and seeing the devastation…Read More


Photo by Jason Applegate Nearly 1 out of every 4 Americans 16 years and older volunteer their time in some way to charitable causes. Utah has the highest percentage of volunteers (43 percent); Louisiana ranks last (18.43 percent). Indiana (26.9 percent) falls somewhere in the middle. Aside from the obvious benefit of volunteering – helping…Read More

Community Foundation Announces Scholarships

THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SOUTHERN INDIANA has awarded more than 100 scholarships totaling more than $450,000 in support for Southern Indiana students this academic year. The scholarships include $302,000 from funds held at the Community Foundation and awards for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program. Linda Speed, president and CEO of the Community Foundation said, “We’re…Read More

Horseshoe Foundation Awards Grants

THE HORSESHOE FOUNDATION of Floyd County awarded $397,566 in grants to 27 community organizations on June 28. The celebration was held at the Carnegie Center for Art & History, 201 East Spring St. in New Albany Grant recipients include: $17,192 to Actors Theatre of Louisville; $10,000 to American Red Cross – Western Kentucky Chapter; $10,000…Read More


Photo by Angie Fenton       Just before Derby, a great group of volunteers of all ages joined the Extol Team to provide dinner to those who are served by Exit 0, a homeless outreach based in Southern Indiana that was founded by Paul and Michele Stensrud. If you’re interested in joining us –…Read More