Food
Sarah Poole/ News Shrimp Creole is easy to make, contains many different healthy vegetables and is tasty enough to please picky palates, making it an ideal meal for individuals abstaining from meat on Fridays this Lent.

Fish an ancient Christian symbol

Today is Ash Wednesday. It’s the day that marks the beginning of a solemn, prayerful Lenten season for Christians, which leads up to the glorious day of Easter Sunday.

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Sarah Poole/News Bernie Colbert, a football coach at Carnegie Mellon University and a part of prevention and outreach with Pittsburgh Action Against Rape, teaches the Coaching Boys Into Men training session on Thursday held at Mount Vernon Nazarene University.

Program aims to change violent society

Two free training sessions for the Coaching Boys Into Men program were held Thursday inside the Watson Classroom of Ariel Arena in the Mount Vernon Nazarene University.

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Job Journey
Sarah Poole/News Gary Fesler

Unlocking the key things in life

The field of locksmithing is very intricate, technical, challenging and ever-changing, and Gary Fesler, owner of Mount Vernon business Lock & Key, enjoys every minute of it.

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Sarah Poole/News A nice soup, like this creamy chicken wild rice or red bell pepper tomato bisque, right, can help keep you warm during the cold months of January.

Soup warms soul on cold day

As temperatures plummet and freezing January winds whip through Knox County, residents are bound to catch a few colds.

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Sarah Poole/News When celebrating New Year’s Eve this year, make sure to surprise your guests with a Flaming Fireworks cocktail made with Fireball Whiskey, left, and New Year’s Kiss cocktails with cake vodka.

Add a little bang to your celebration

In a few more days, we’ll all be gathering with friends and family to ring in 2018 with delicious foods, hors d’oeuvres and, of course, alcoholic beverages for those over 21 years old!

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Sarah Poole/News Todd Bender is the owner and bartender at The Bender Pub & Grill in Danville.

Bartending all about people

Two years ago, Todd Bender and his wife Shelley Ansel purchased and opened their bar, The Bender Pub & Grill, 506 S. Market St., Danville, at the location of an historic bar that has been in Danville for 108 years.

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Sarah Poole/News Roasted duck is a nice alternative to turkey or ham for the Christmas holiday dinner.

Duck: A holiday dinner alternative

Every Christmas, we end up serving the same meat entrees: Turkey, ham or roast beef. Well, since we all just ate turkey a few weeks ago at Thanksgiving, why not prepare an alternative poultry dish for Christmas dinner?

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