http://www.oldhamera.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Tristan Ballinger returns home http://www.oldhamera.com/content/tristan-ballinger-returns-home-0 <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/tristan_homecrop.jpg" alt="Oldham County EMS employees John Lukar and Major Chad Buechele bring Tristan Ballinger up a new ramp into his home on Feb. 8. " title="Oldham County EMS employees John Lukar and Major Chad Buechele bring Tristan Ballinger up a new ramp into his home on Feb. 8. " align="left" hspace="6" width="141" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <span class="s1">For the first time in their careers, two Oldham County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) employees had the opportunity to take a patient home instead of taking them to the hospital.</span></p> Crawl, don’t walk http://www.oldhamera.com/content/crawl-don%E2%80%99t-walk <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/chocolate1_0.jpg" alt="Brenda Gaugh decides between various types of chocolate on display at Karen’s Book Barn." title="Brenda Gaugh decides between various types of chocolate on display at Karen’s Book Barn." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p class="p1"> For La Grange residents, a day walking Main Street was worth its weight in chocolate. The city held its annual chocolate crawl Feb. 11, giving visitors the chance to explore local business and the treats they prepared for the occasion.</p> <style type="text/css"> <p class="p1"> Bottom left: Felicia Breeding visits Prather Design to take a taste of their chocolate treats.</p> Broughton will face grand jury http://www.oldhamera.com/content/broughton-will-face-grand-jury <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/broughton_mug_copy.jpg" alt="Richard Broughton" title="Richard Broughton" align="left" hspace="6" width="125" height="85" /><p class="p1"> &nbsp;Oldham County High School student Richard Broughton appeared in Oldham County District Court on Feb. 8.&nbsp;</p> Fiscal court approves zoning change to allow first business on 1793 http://www.oldhamera.com/content/fiscal-court-approves-zoning-change-allow-first-business-1793 <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fiscal.jpg" alt="Fiscal court voted to change the zoning on a property next to North Oldham Middle School, a move that would allow the area’s first business to move in." title="Fiscal court voted to change the zoning on a property next to North Oldham Middle School, a move that would allow the area’s first business to move in." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <span class="s1">Fiscal Court has voted to allow a zoning change that would open the door for the first business on Highway 1793 in Goshen. At the Feb. 7 meeting, the court approved an ordinance that would change the zoning of the property from R-2 Residential to C-N Commercial.&nbsp;</span></p> Find yourself in journaling http://www.oldhamera.com/content/find-yourself-journaling <p class="p1"> <span class="s1">An Oldham County teacher is taking on an entirely new class this year.</span></p> <p class="p1"> <span class="s1">Sharon McWilliams is starting a course on dealing with life&rsquo;s difficulties at the Oldham County Schools Center for the Arts.</span></p> Kirtland among local students nominated as Presidential Scholars http://www.oldhamera.com/content/kirtland-among-local-students-nominated-presidential-scholars <p class="p1"> <span class="s1">Eight students in Oldham County have been nominated as candidates in the United States Presidential Scholars program. The program, created by Lyndon B. Johnson through an Executive Order in 1964, is one of the highest honors a high school senior can receive.</span></p> Community in brief - Feb. 16, 2017 http://www.oldhamera.com/content/community-brief-feb-16-2017 <p class="p1"> <span class="s1"><b>Bird count</b></span></p> <p class="p2"> <span class="s2">This year&rsquo;s annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) will take place on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Nature Center at the Creasy Mahan Nature Preserve.&nbsp;</span></p> Junior Ranger: Discovering the Underground Railroad http://www.oldhamera.com/content/junior-ranger-discovering-underground-railroad <p>