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A new smaller capacity water tank is being erected for the Louisa County Water Authority and should be completed and online by the end of September.

Smaller tank could improve Louisa’s water quality

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 9:00 am

A new 250,000-gallon multi-leg water tank is going up in the Louisa County Industrial Air Park, right beside the existing 600,000-gallon standpipe water tank. Cincinatti-based Phoenix Fabricators and Erectors, one of few water tank erection companies in the nation, has been hard at work over the past couple of weeks to build the $733,000 tank. The larger 30-year-old water tank structure will remain in place, but it will be taken

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A new smaller capacity water tank is being erected for the Louisa County Water Authority and should be completed and online by the end of September.

Smaller tank could improve Louisa’s water quality

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 9:00 am

A new 250,000-gallon multi-leg water tank is going up in the Louisa County Industrial Air Park, right beside the existing 600,000-gallon standpipe water tank. Cincinatti-based Phoenix Fabricators and Erectors, one of few water tank erection companies in the nation, has been hard at work over the past couple of weeks to build the $733,000 tank. The larger 30-year-old water tank structure will remain in place, but it will be taken

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  • Louisa man admits to assault and battery

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 9:00 am

    The Louisa Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office amended a felony charge of strangulation to a misdemeanor charge of assault and battery against Matthew Robert Craig, 29, of Louisa. The charge was reduced after a key witness died. During the May Grand Jury session a true bill was returned on Craig, who was charged with the strangulation of a person. Craig was arrested on May 21 and released on a $15,000 secured bond,

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  • Louisa man convicted of sexual assault of a minor

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Steven Michael Smith, 43,  was convicted in Louisa County Circuit Court in a trial by judge on Tuesday, Aug. 19 on a charge of aggravated sexual battery of a minor female child. On March 2, the Town of Louisa Police Department responded to the Louisa ABC store, where an officer gave Smith an alcohol breath test. His breath alcohol content was .20. Smith was taken into custody. During the investigation,

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Sports

Running back Josh Grady and the rest of Louisa’s backfield had success against the Bulldogs all night, rushing for five touchdowns.

Louisa downs Goochland with second half surge

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 9:00 am

It was a tale of two halves, and thankfully for Louisa, the final few chapters were better than the first. Bolstered by the stellar play of second-and third-string members of the varsity roster, Louisa outscored Goochland 27-3 in the second half en route to a 33-23 victory on Friday night. The preseason win was Louisa’s last on-field action before their season opener versus Spotsylvania on Aug. 29. The contest was

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  • Tempers flare at Louisa scrimmage

    Posted on August 21, 2014 at 11:06 am

    In his 20 years of coaching high school football, Louiosa head coach mark Fischer said Thursday's scrimmage was the first time he pulled his team off the field.

    Louisa’s opening scrimmage of the season came to an early and unexpected halt on Thursday at the campus of J.R. Tucker High School in Richnibd after varsity head coach Mark Fischer observed what he called “obvious, dirty, late hits” by an opposing team. The trouble began in the team’s second and final scrimmage session of the day versus the Meadowbrook Monarchs.  After a Meadowbrook score, tempers flared when a Monarch

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  • Rebuilding Louisa’s field hockey team

    Posted on August 21, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Louisa is hoping to capitalize on a strong midfield presence led by senior and two-time All-District member Skylar Reed.

    Building a winning field hockey program is tough. Doing so after you’ve lost nine seniors is even tougher. And in leading a program that has only six wins in the past two seasons, Louisa varsity head coach Meredith Williamson might just have the toughest job in the school’s athletic program. There’s no question the Lady Lions are facing a rebuilding project this season. With just five seniors heading into this

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Lifestyles

Russell Anderson views his enlistment photo as he reminisces about his time in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Louisa World War II veteran shares his Army experiences

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 9:00 am

Ninety-five-year-old Russell Anderson of Louisa credits a double hernia caused by lifting a 100-pound bag of potatoes with saving his life. Anderson served in the United States Army during World War II feeding the troops, first as a cook and later as an accomplished baker. Before his scheduled surgery to repair the hernias,  Anderson’s entire company was sent to the Battle of the Bulge, where he said three-quarters of his

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  • This Cuckoo home is about family

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Cuckoo Place, a historic landmark, has returned to its previous grandeur after a two-year restoration.

    Dr. Jane Pendleton Wootton recalled she was shocked, but also appreciatively overwhelmed by the support of others as she first viewed her ancestral home three years ago on the afternoon of August 23. Cuckoo Place had been severely damaged by the 5.8 magnitude earthquake since the epicenter was less than five miles south. Both Dr. Jane, as she is known by friends in the community, and her husband Dr. Percy

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  • Farewell to Louisa’s chief

    Posted on August 21, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Fire Chief Franklin “Perk” Perkins was laid to rest on Aug. 15.

    An outpouring of community members paid their last respects on Friday, Aug. 15, to a man who was an icon in Louisa County and a mentor and friend to many. Robert Franklin “Perk” Perkins Jr., 89, died on Tuesday, Aug. 12, and was laid to rest at Hillcrest Cemetery after a memorial service at the Louisa Volunteer Fire Station. Perkins had battled lung cancer since May of 2013. He was

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Entertainment

Shriners to hold festival

Posted on August 21, 2014 at 10:27 am

Each year, the 40-member KENA Patriot’s Shrine Club aims to donate more than $12,000 to the 22 Shriners Hospitals across the country. And in a few short weeks, they’re hoping to get a huge boost to that mission. The club will host its first annual “Draw Down” get-together at Christopher Run Campground on Saturday, September 13. All guests will be able to enjoy good food, great music and even better,

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  • AARP trip

    Posted on July 18, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Louisa AARP is planning a cruise to the Panama Canal Feb. 16 through Feb. 27, 2015. The 12 day, 11 night cruise will leave Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and will visit Aruba, Cartagena, Columbia, Panama Canal, Panama, Colon, Panama, Limon, Costa Rica, Ochos Rios, Jamaica and then back to Ft. Lauderdale. The cost of the trip includes round trip airfare from Washington Dulles, cruise, port charges, government fees, taxes and transfers

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  • Mineral Bluegrass Festival returns to Walton Park

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 9:00 am

    The bluegrass is headed back to Mineral The 31st annual Mineral Bluegrass Festival will be held at Walton Park in Mineral from Thursday, July 17 to Saturday, July 19. Fifteen performers are scheduled to take the stage during the three-day event that organizers estimate will draw 2,500 spectators. “People love bluegrass, regardless of who is playing,” said George Shifflett, of Shifflett Family Entertainment, who is organizing the event. “They come

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