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Michelle Konkle, CFP® Financial Consultant with a Local Financial Strategies Firm What motivates you? The first thing that comes to my mind is my daughter. I am motivated to create the best life possible for her. In doing that, I am thankful for my career which has allowed me to have flexibility and a work…Read More

“All Aboard” The La Pasadita Train

Charlestown gem serves up authentic Mexican eats By D. Todd Applegate Photos by Christian Watson As a self-professed foodie and wannabe chef ’n‘ restaurateur – and one of the Extol Team’s newest members – I am thrilled the role of food writer has been put on my plate. I am ready to dig in. At…Read More

The Art of Joy

Extol’s Explorer JD Dotson found a treasure trove of unique items and art in Floyds Knobs and Georgetown By JD Dotson There is only one thing better than exploring places I’ve never been and that is discovering treasures in my own backyard. Recently, I found two very different but equally enthralling decor and gift shops…Read More

Work It: How to elevate your office attire

By Miranda McDonald Photo by Gretchen Bell Style mavens in the know are throwing out the stuffy rules of dressing for work and embracing a whole new attitude when it comes to being fashionable yet still business appropriate. Here are a few simple tips for taking your office look from drab to modern and chic….Read More

EXIT | October/November 2018

Photo of Sycamore Springs Park in English, Indiana, by Christian Watson   “And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.” –John Muir   Southern Indiana has no shortage of parks and forests You can find numerous listings and more information at gosoin.com.    


By Farrah Alexander   When I was pregnant with my first, Daniel, I craved Thanksgiving food the entire duration. No pickles and ice cream for me; I wanted mashed potatoes and sweet potato casserole. Pumpkin pie visited me in my dreams.   I love Thanksgiving. The decadent food, the time spent with my wonderful family,…Read More

We Got Goats – And It’s The Greatest

  By Adam & Kristin Kleinert Yes, you read the title correctly, and no, we didn’t mean GOAT as in “Greatest Of All Time” (though these sweeties certainly are). We are now the proud owners of our very own bottle-fed Pygmy Fainter and Nigerian Dwarf goats.   If you’ve read our column before, you know…Read More


Creatively inspired by Ben Franklin Crafts in New Albany   By Morgan Sprigler If you know me well, you know I love gifts. Gifts for any reason – especially thank-yous. But, when asked to create a business thank you gift for this month’s issue, I must admit I was a bit stumped. I knew I…Read More