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Today's Features

  • 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.”