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  • By PHYLLIS McLAUGHLIN

    The News-Democrat

    It’s a dream three years in the making that Camp Kysoc director Jim Ebert hopes will come true the week of Oct. 6.

    Early that morning, a group of Carroll County residents led by Ebert will hit the road for Arizona and the Grand Canyon. The mission: To help Sarah Service become the first paraplegic to descend to the bottom of the canyon on the seven-mile South Kaibab Trail.

  • (Editor's note: This version also corrects the version in the Sept. 24, 2008, issue, in which it was stated that the business sells 1,000 guns a day. That actually should reflect the number of guns in stock day-to-day at the store. It was an error made during editing, and we apologize for any inconvenience the error may have caused.)

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

  • By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    Take a step back in time to see historic craft demonstrations, sample homemade butter, have a music lesson on a duclimer, and enjoy life in Carroll County as it used to be.

    Heritage Saturday is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday,  Sept. 20 at the Masterson House on U.S. 42 West,  across from Arkema, near the Carrollton city limits.

  • By JON BECRAFT

    N-D Correspondent

    The threat of inclement weather may have kept some blues fans at bay Friday night, but overall, the 2008 Blues to the Point festival seemed to be a success.

    Volunteer Nicole Dunn said the event drew at least 500 people on Saturday.

    Throughout the event, headliners performed under the pavilion, with the Ohio River as a backdrop. On Friday, Frankfort’s Blackstone, kicked things off with its heavy “grunge”-influenced blues/rock amalgam.

  • By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Their club name – and the fabric stretched before the ladies who gather weekly at the Trimble County Extension Office – make it clear: The Trimble Thimbles is a quiliting group.

    Sitting on the sidelines and listening to their easy banter may lead a visitor to believe this Trimble County Homemakers group is about more than just stitching together pieces of cloth.

  • As other small family eateries are succumbing to financial difficulties, Our House Restaurant is preparing to celebrate five years serving home-cooked meals.

    “I think serving real food made here at the restaurant has kept us going while others have closed their doors,” owner Sherry Burkhardt said last week. “Not too many places have that anymore.”

  • By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    If you can kill it, Kenny Parson can likely turn it into a work of art sufficient to evoke envy in the hearts of your friends.

    Walking through the front door of Hide & Hook, a rack of compound bows can be seen, as well as a black bear, several turkeys and a multitude of deer heads. With just one glance, there can be no doubt as to the nature of this business.

  • By AMANDA HENSLEY

    The News-Democrat

    Crafts, antiques and a friendly atmosphere are a few things you can expect when you stop in “Simply Coffee & Crafts,” located at 427 Main St. in Carrollton.

    The family-owned and operated shop just opened in March and has been going “steady” ever since, said Debbie Supplee, one of six siblings who run the business.

    Supplee describes the shop as a “something to do” place for people of all ages, especially those who consider themselves collectors.

  • By AMANDA HENSLEY

    The News-Democrat

    Summer at Camp Kysoc in Carrollton ended Aug. 2, with its 32 counselors saying “goodbye,” “adios,” “au revoir” and “auf wiedersehen,” to the staff and each other.

    Over the next week, everyone would be taking off, whether in a car, on a bus or a plane. While some were going home to nearby Versailles, Ky., or Indiana, others were returning home to Australia and South Korea.

  • By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    In a cold dark room in the city office building, local law enforcement officers now have the opportunity to test their skills in a Firearms Training Simulator.

    The system, known by the acronym FATS, was discovered by Carroll County Jailer Mike Humphrey, who heard about it at a conference he attended earlier this year.

    He requested that the county receive one of the two simulators statewide. It is currently set up in a room across the hall from the Carrollton Police Department.

  • By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    Fog just evaporated and the river had a hint of blue to it, when Aaron Hutchings of the Ghent Media Center asked for the first take of two local actors in a tourism infommercial.

    Angela Franklin and Lonnie Crutcher were hosts in a short film that will be seen in local hotels touting everything Carrollton. Production with live actors began Saturday at Point Park, but the production team has been at it for weeks.

  • By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    Doctor. Mother. Runner. All three words describe Jeannine Perrenoud, and each played a part in her decision to run in the New York City Half Marathon on July 27.

    A surgeon at Carroll County Memorial Hospital, Perrenoud has a 4-year-old daughter who has been diagnosed with autism. Running in the 13.1 mile race, she was able to raise $5,000 for autism research, in hopes that research will help her daughter – and other children – someday.

  • By AMANDA HENSLEY

    The News-Democrat

    From the moment they woke up and stood – hands over hearts – as the American flag was raised, they clearly weren’t your average campers.

    “They stood at full attention,” said Jenny Wurzback of the campers last week at Camp Kysoc in Carrollton. Wurzback works for Cardinal Hill Health Care System, which operates Kysoc.

  • By ANGELA WOODS

    CCHS Correspondent

    Carroll County is steeped with history: The original settlement of Port William (now Carrollton), for example, was founded back in the late 1700s – a few years after the American Revolution.

    But some local residents have family histories that go back even further, with ancestors they know who actually fought in the war for independence from England.

  • By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Kathy McKown has been named the new director of Trimble County Public Library.

    McKown filled the position July 1, taking over for Libby Powell, who retired earlier this year.

    “I’m very excited about the future,” McKown said in a recent interview. “I love libraries, and this one is wonderful. It’s very warm and inviting. It’s a friendly place to work or visit.”