Extol Cover Stories

5 Year Spread

5 Years of Celebrating Southern Indiana

OFF THE PAGE with Extol A RECAP OF EACH ISSUE BY OUR EDITOR IN CHIEF ANGIE FENTON Five years ago, Extol Magazine debuted as a fledgling publication with a small team that had one goal: to highlight Southern Indiana – and beyond. Half a decade later, we’re still here and have grown into a company…Read More


STAND-UP GUY | IUS’S Wiley Brown Talks the High Five, Life After Playing Ball

MENTION THE NAME “WILEY BROWN” anywhere in Kentuckiana, and there’s a good chance someone in the room knows him and watched him play ball: first, basketball at the University of Louisville, and later, football for the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles, or — perhaps — even as the originator of the high five? Now, the head basketball…Read More


Rockin with Jacob Resch

By Mandy Wolf Detwiler | Photos by Christian Watson JACOB RESCH might not remember much about the musical origins of MySpace (he was 10 during its heyday) or when videos played on regular rotation on MTV (neither do the rest of us), but the 25-year-old easily recalls when his love for music began. “I started…Read More



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


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


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


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

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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


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



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