http://www.oldhamera.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Hidden Horses of HighPointe http://www.oldhamera.com/content/hidden-horses-highpointe <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_2303.jpg" alt="A dappled grey colt rests in his stall at HighPointe Farms. " title="A dappled grey colt rests in his stall at HighPointe Farms. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> By Elliott Pratt and Taylor Riley</p> <p> Stephen Dunn grew up a race track brat.<br /> As a kid from Lexington, he was raised around horse racing. He was always with his father at the track and knew it was in his blood.</p> Rocky roads no treat for drivers http://www.oldhamera.com/content/rocky-roads-no-treat-drivers <p> <br /> Mark Husband says that he&rsquo;s filled roughly 100 potholes in Oldham County so far this year.<br /> Husband is the Assistant Superintendent of the Oldham County Roads Department, and although he says the department is mostly caught up on the county&rsquo;s patch work, he points out that his crew filled potholes on nearly 30 county roads this season.<br /> KET spotlights local group http://www.oldhamera.com/content/ket-spotlights-local-group <p> Lights, camera, action! Again.<br /> Operation: PARENT, an organization located in La Grange that provides resources and education for local parents raising teens and pre-teens, welcomed Kentucky Educational Television (KET) into its office last week for an upcoming documentary entitled, &ldquo;What Does Every Teen Need?&rdquo;<br /> Backyard Politics: Rand's plans unveiled, state candidates vetted and county leadership put to the test at Oldham County GOP Women's Club http://www.oldhamera.com/content/backyard-politics-rands-plans-unveiled-state-candidates-vetted-and-county-leadership-put-tes <p> <br /> Eager to piggyback on an expected wave of statewide Republican momentum, the Oldham County Republican Women&rsquo;s Club will be sponsoring a gubernatorial debate among all four Republican candidates--Matt Bevin, James Comer, Hal Heiner and Will Scott--on Tuesday, April 7.</p> <p> The same day, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky, is expected to announce his decision to run for the U.S. presidency in 2016.</p> Vet hopes to raise money for service dog http://www.oldhamera.com/content/vet-hopes-raise-money-service-dog <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dog_0.jpg" alt="Nick Milburn smiles with Remi, his six-month-old German Shepherd. " title="Nick Milburn smiles with Remi, his six-month-old German Shepherd. " align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> Veterans sometimes come back after serving overseas feeling helpless, anxious, fearful and sometimes guilty because of the trauma he or she endured. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, hasn&rsquo;t been all that uncommon in recent years.<br /> After two tours in Iraq, Nick Milburn came home to Oldham County and his wife and two kids with both PTSD and debilitating seizures.<br /> Portrait of endurance http://www.oldhamera.com/content/portrait-endurance <img src="http://www.oldhamera.com/sites/www.oldhamera.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/macy_copy.jpg" alt="Oldham County Middle School eighth-grader Macy Paradis has established a GoFundMe page to pay her medical bills accrued during her treatment." title="Oldham County Middle School eighth-grader Macy Paradis has established a GoFundMe page to pay her medical bills accrued during her treatment." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> An Oldham County mother got the shock of her life when her daughter, an eighth-grader who was complaining of neck pain, was later diagnosed with a rare brain disease and was told she would be dealing with the disease for the rest of her life.<br /> Macy Paradis thought her heavy backpack was giving her the neck pain, loss of balance, numbness in her limbs and dizziness, but after her mother, Nancy Schema Paradis, noticed how often her daughter was complaining about the pain, she decided to seek medical attention.<br /> Teacher pensions still in danger as legislature nears end of session http://www.oldhamera.com/content/teacher-pensions-still-danger-legislature-nears-end-session <p> Approximately 50 percent of Kentucky&rsquo;s 40,000 public school teachers are already eligible to retire. If all--or even most--retire this year, they might not have a pension to retire on. The state&rsquo;s public school teachers aren&rsquo;t allowed to draw Social Security when they retire. Nor are they allowed to draw their spouse&rsquo;s Social Security if their spouse dies.</p> <p> When the pension money runs out, many of the teachers who spent their lives and careers educating generations of Kentucky families could have no income to live on.</p> Lashley found guilty http://www.oldhamera.com/content/lashley-found-guilty <p> Two men, including a former county road superintendent and his father, went in front of a judge to plead guilty to several charges and were sentenced this week.</p> <p> Lance Eric Lashley, the former superintendent, was indicted in December on one count of abuse of public trust (less than $10,000) and theft by unlawful taking, more that $500 but less than $10,000. Both were felony charges.</p>