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Slight rise in Louisa’s 2016 budget

Posted on March 6, 2015 at 9:00 am

Immediately after Louisa County Public School Chairman Greg Strickland presented the school board’s approved $55.8 million budget to supervisors on Monday night, Louisa County Administrator Christian Goodwin presented his recommended fiscal plan for the county. Goodwin is proposing a $98.7 million budget for FY 2016, which represents a less than one percent increase over this year’s budget.  In his presentation, he stressed the importance of producing a balanced budget to

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Slight rise in Louisa’s 2016 budget

Posted on March 6, 2015 at 9:00 am

Immediately after Louisa County Public School Chairman Greg Strickland presented the school board’s approved $55.8 million budget to supervisors on Monday night, Louisa County Administrator Christian Goodwin presented his recommended fiscal plan for the county. Goodwin is proposing a $98.7 million budget for FY 2016, which represents a less than one percent increase over this year’s budget.  In his presentation, he stressed the importance of producing a balanced budget to

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  • Group protests third nuclear reactor at North Power Station

    Posted on March 5, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Composed of 15 organizations, the group Not on Our Fault Line has recently spoken out against a proposed third unit at North Anna, calling it too costly and too risky.

    Fresh on the heels of the news that the 2011 Mineral earthquake may have been the most felt earthquake in U.S. history, 15 organizations have banded together to oppose the construction of a third reactor at the North Anna Power Station. The group, which calls themselves Not on Our Fault Line, formed just over a month ago and is an alliance of organizations aimed at preserving the environment. So far,

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  • Town hires new treasurer

    Posted on March 4, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Liz Nelson

    The town of Louisa has filled the two-month treasurer vacancy last held by Carol Brown. Liz Nelson, formerly of Virginia Community Bank, was hired as town treasurer at the Louisa Town Council’s January session and will start on March 9. Nelson has worked for VCB for 15 years in a variety of positions. She has been a teller, customer service representative, administrative assistant and has managed the mortgage department as

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Sports

Fresh off of impressive performances from last year, Hannah Fletcher  and the Lady Lions softball finished first in Conference 23. Louisa’s ball team feel they have a lot to look forward to in 2015.

With new coaching staff, Lady Lions look to continue winning ways

Posted on March 6, 2015 at 9:00 am

Over the past few seasons, winning has become as much of a habit as anything else for the Lady Lions. In the last three years, Louisa lost just a combined 13 games.  In the last four, 25 Lady Lions qualified for the All-District team. In four years at the helm, head coach Dan Barrett won coach of the year twice, including Conference 23 Coach of the Year in 2014. Then,

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  • Resurgent performance last season has Louisa’s players, coaches wanting more

    Posted on March 5, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Fresh off of impressive performances from last year, Jacob Patterson and the Louisa Lions baseball finished second in Conference 23. Louisa’s ball teams feel they have a lot to look forward to in 2015.

    Heading into the 2014 season, the Lions were coming off a highly disappointing 4-16 record from the year before. Subsequently, the 2014 group donned the underdog cap, bonded together and came away with a 14-9 record en route to reaching the 4A North Regional Tournament semifinals. Not many outside of the program saw that performance coming. Now, with the 2015 season quickly approaching on the horizon, the Lions have to

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  • Louisa’s sports programs focused in spite of snow

    Posted on March 2, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Hannah Fletcher and nearly two dozen other softball players crammed into Louisa County High School’s gymnasium for the sport’s first practice of the season on Monday.

    The plan on Monday for Louisa County High School’s spring sports athletes was to run out onto a green field, plant their cleats in the dirt and get to work. Obviously, Mother Nature had other plans. With their fields, bases and courts buried in snow from last week’s winter storm, teams were forced to change their strategy. Boys soccer met at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, the girls at the Betty

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Lifestyles

Kathy and Barry Krevansky with their therapy dog, Nitro, lift spirits and bring joy to hospital patients who may be missing their own pets at home.

Louisa’s old dogs turn new tricks

Posted on March 5, 2015 at 9:00 am

The Louisa County Animal Shelter and Louisa Humane Society sees a lot of dogs come and go, but one dog in particular stands out among the lot. Nitro, a mid-sized white Jack Russell mix, was fortunate enough to escape the confinements of the animal shelter and was placed into foster care through the humane society. Nitro’s good fortune continued when Kathy and Barry Krevansky adopted Nitro on Oct. 31, 2013.

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  • Notes from the president

    Posted on March 2, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Taneya.Jackson

    There aren’t many eight-year-old girls in this country who can say they got a letter from the leader of the free world, but Taneya Jackson of Louisa can—and she can up it another notch—she also received one from the first lady. Taneya wrote to President Barack Obama and the first lady in September after gaining encouragement from Alex Zahn, a motivational speaker she met while participating in his Charlottesville YouTube

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  • Ties to the Civil Rights movement

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Burruss

    Local Renaissance Man Melvin Burruss has lived in New York, California and Texas. But when he semi-retired last year, the Vietnam veteran decided to enjoy a quieter, more slow-paced existence and finally settle down full-time in Louisa County, where his family has deep roots. A full century before the Civil Rights movement, Burruss’ great-great grandmother, Ellen, purchased some land of her own in the Zion Crossroads area, and the family

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Entertainment

Comedy auditions at Louisa Arts Center

Posted on March 5, 2015 at 9:00 am

The Louisa County Arts Center’s Little Theater is holding auditions for its newest performance, “Daddy’s Dyin’, Who’s Got the Will?” Auditions will be held March 6 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and March 10 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Louisa Arts Center on Fredericksburg Avenue. The comedy highlights a fragmented family with clashing personalities and lifestyles. As the soon to be departed father’s children have grown into adults, their significant

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  • 4-H Camp registration open

    Posted on February 7, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Louisa County Junior 4-H Camp is scheduled for June 1 through 5. June 1 and 2 are calendared snow days for Louisa County Public Schools. If June 1 becomes a school day, camp will be from June 2 through 6.  If June 2 also becomes a school day, camp will be from June 3 through 7. 4-H camp is a fun and exciting way for youth ages 9 through 13

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  • Concert supports housing needs

    Posted on February 6, 2015 at 9:00 am

    The Charlottesville District United Methodist Vision Team in partnership with Heart Havens will sponsor a concert featuring Bill Henderson, accompanied by pianist Jeff Suling, on Sunday, February 15 at 3 p.m. at the V. Earl Dickinson Building at Piedmont Virginia Community College, 501 College Drive, Charlottesville. The concert is free, however, a love offering will be accepted. Heart Havens works to provide individuals with intellectual disabilities with housing options that

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