Extol Cover Stories

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A LESSON OF LOSS AND GAIN

BY SALLY HUGHES PHOTO BY CHRISTIAN WATSON A First-Person Account by Southern Indiana resident Sally Hughes IN APRIL 2013, I did something that millions of women have done, seemingly without consequence, but for me it would turn out to be a life-altering decision. Back then, life was great. I was newly engaged, madly in love…Read More

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Picture Perfect

By Laura Ross Photos by Christian Watson When tinkering turns terrific, magic happens – and a business is born. That’s the lesson Lori Unruh discovered when she took her hobby and turned it into Cadella’s, a thriving jewelry design business. “I started tinkering around making handmade jewelry gifts for friends and family, and once I…Read More

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The Business Issue Q and A

ANDREW PRESTON Preston Arts Center 222 6th St. Jeffersonville 3048 Bardstown Road Louisville prestonartscenter.com 812.946.5353 What motivates you? While there is no single motivation, the greatest I have is sharing. I see sharing as a great spark for contact with others, for the exchange of ideas, for showing that we care for each other and…Read More

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Banking On Success

A new day at The New Washington State Bank with CEO Jessica Carroll at the helm By Laura Ross Photos by Zach Schansberg FARMER’S WIFE. MOM OF A TEEN. ACTIVE COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER. OH, AND THE NEW WASHINGTON STATE BANK CEO. JESSICA CARROLL IS BUSY. “I’m everywhere these days,” laughed the CEO of New Washington State…Read More

Blue suit available at Dillard’s; blouse and metallic shoes available at Stella’s Resale.

Business 101 – Fashion Up and Forward

From casual to kempt – and everything in between – here’s what’s hot this autumn. Photography by Clay Cook Styling: Miranda McDonald Model: Alex Duke Hair and Makeup: Anastasia Gerdes Assistant: Emily Frye, Sean Reagan

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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