Nine years ago, following publication of her biography about Judge Joseph Holt, President Abraham Lincoln’s Judge Advocate General, Susan Dyer began a roller coaster ride that has led to an upcoming renovation and ultimate salvation of the Holt Mansion in Breckinridge County. Her non-stop crusade is bearing fruit. Exterior renovation of the home began in 2013 and Joseph Holt is again being remembered for his remarkable contributions to his country and his dedication to the task of prosecuting those involved in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Dyer, a retired language arts teacher, is president of The Friends of the Holt Home, Inc., a member of the Holt Home Steering Committee and vice chair of the Kentucky Lincoln Heritage Trail Alliance. Dyer was educated at Western Kentucky University where she received her bachelor’s and masters degrees and Rank I designation in Education. She and her husband live in Breckinridge County and have two sons and a granddaughter.