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Setting The Standard

New Albany restaurant changes concept in light of COVID-19 BY LISA HORNUNG | PHOTOS BY JOSH KEOWN There are a lot of potential disasters for which restaurant owners can anticipate and prepare. A global pandemic was never one of them. Beau Kerley and Tim Smith have not come through this worldwide storm without a few…Read More

Art of the Run

With JD Dotson JD Dotson, our resident explorer, has shared his love of running and photography with Extol readers since we started in 2015. We always send him out ‘n’ about in Southern Indiana – for obvious reasons – but this time, we asked him to cross the mighty Ohio and head into Louisville with…Read More

Scottsburg Splendor

Elegant abode boasts modern amenities, stunning view Nestled on 10 breathtaking acres in Scott County, the home at 1501 E. Marshfield Road offers elegance with a memorable view, regardless of the time of year. The stunning 8,148 square foot home is located in a beautiful setting that features a pond out front, forest out back…Read More

A Pandemic in Pictures

By JD Dotson In March, when stay-at-home orders were enacted due to COVID-19, life changed for us all. Months later, we’re still grappling with the virus, which has wreaked havoc in many ways while also bringing out our collective ingenuity, adaptability and desire to connect with others. JD Dotson, one of our Extol teammates, captured…Read More

Painting with a Purpose

Finding a creative spark in troubling times BY LAURA ROSS | PHOTOS BY JASON APPLEGATE Art is a window to the soul and in times of a pandemic, many souls need soothing. That’s why a New Albany art teacher tapped her palette during the quarantine and opened a creative world for thousands with Painting with…Read More

SO MANY SHELVES: A First-Person Account

By Miranda Mcdonald The bookcase was empty. As I stood in front of it, I tried to imagine all the books I would one day place on its many shelves. I tried to picture all the beautiful, little things I would first arrange and then rearrange several times before deciding that they were in just…Read More