Category Archives: The Athlete Next Door


With the Greatest of Ease

Louisville’s Terri Kendall is an aerialist, flying above the crowd on silks or a rope. Even at 50, after an injury, she’s not letting her dream get away. It took her too long to get there. Thanks to Terri Kendall turned 50 last year – which is kind of astounding, given how active and powerful…Read More


The Athlete Next Door | Josh Keown

Josh Keown, 40, of Louisville  Art Director for Pizza Today magazine and Digital Coordinator for Comedy Central’sTosh.0  Where do you workout?  Home four days a week and ProFormance Health and Wellbeing one to two days a week. What is your weekly fitness routine?  After a few years of Crossfit, I went back to basics this year….Read More


The Athlete Next Door | September 2017

Are you the Athlete Next Door? WE’VE HIGHLIGHTED ATHLETES FROM A VARIETY OF SPORTS. NOW WE’RE LOOKING FOR MORE. Do you know an athlete or someone who is living a fit life or trying to? Tell us: Who is the next Athlete Next Door by emailing


The Athlete Next Door | Corey Queen: Faster Than a Speeding Lifetime

By Grant Vance | Photos by Danny Alexander  No relation to Green Arrow’s alter ego Oliver Queen, Corey Queen has proven himself to be a hero of many sorts. His history of fighting an unhealthy lifestyle reigns over the past seven years. And although he isn’t exactly the protector of a crime-ridden city, he’s proven…Read More

Pitch it

The Athlete Next Door | July 2017

  By Mandy Wolf Detwiler | Photos by Danny Alexander  Pitch it!  Two Southern Indiana residents set to compete in world cornhole championship. Cornhole, that ubiquitous, classic bag-and-board game found at nearly every barbecue and tailgating party across America, is more than just a weekend past time for Jeff Shepherd Sr. and Terry Mathis. Shepherd, a retired…Read More


Tough Stuff

Tucker’s co-owner Dee Kestner shares how she stays fit and fierce By Angie Fenton | Photos by Tony Bennet Deane “Dee” Kestner  is no stranger to the world of sports. She and her partner in business and life, Trey Myers, own Tucker’s American Favorites, a popular sports restaurant/bar located at 2441 State Street in New…Read More


‘I Needed a Reason to Get Out of Bed’

After losing her husband, Marjorie Vowels found solace – and so much more – in swimming at her local YMCA. By Steve Kaufman  | Photo By James Moses of Bisig Impact Group MARJORIE VOWELS goes to the Southwestern Family YMCA on Fordhaven Road near Iroqouis Park in Louisville three times a week for the water…Read More


Living Legend Letty Walter Has Left Her Mark in Myriad Ways

Letitia “Letty” Walter is a legend in Southern Indiana and for good reason. By Josh Suiter | Photo by David Harrison From educating chiLdren, to starting sports programs for girls and women in our area and even being a public servant, Letitia “Letty” Walter has left her mark on the Southern Indiana community. Walter, who…Read More


He’s the Reel Deal

By Steve Kaufman | Photos By David Harrison Brad Moser fishes bass for the competition and prize money. It’s a hobby that can take over his life. Ask any fisherman about the biggest one he’s ever caught and – well – there’s a reason they call those “fish stories.” But Brad Moser’s record is on full…Read More