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

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    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

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    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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Travel

Town police chief resigns

Posted on June 23, 2014 at 9:00 am

Town of Louisa Police Chief Jessie L. Shupe resigned his position with the department on Thursday, June 12. Shupe will serve as police chief for the Charlottesville/Albemarle County Airport Authority police department and will begin his new position on June 30. Shupe, a former Virginia State Police Trooper, became chief of the Town of Louisa police department on August 10, 2012. During his tenure in Louisa, Shupe brought overall continuity

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  • Gang suspected in Quick case, Louisa robbery cases connected

    Posted on May 22, 2014 at 9:00 am

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    Gun fire, flash bangs, armed robberies, murder and abduction. These are activities expected in a big city, not in a rural area like Louisa County. Violent street gangs are here in the county. According to law enforcement, gangs are like a cancer that will continue to grow if communities are not proactive. Neighbors in the Cutler Avenue area of the town of Louisa have told of their experience of being

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Education

Education Foundation to offer scholarships to Louisa’s Class of 2015

Posted on March 5, 2015 at 9:00 am

Louisa Education Foundation recently announced that scholarship funds totaling $10,000 are available this year to be awarded to members of Louisa County High School’s Class of 2015.   This includes $5,000 in LEF scholarships, the $500 Cutright Track Scholarship, the $500 Michelle Jividen Memorial Scholarship and BIO-CAT’s  Huffman Memorial Scholarship Award of $5,000.  All available scholarships have been made possible by either private donations, or from proceeds of LEF fundraising

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  • School is all about a lifetime of learning

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 9:00 am

    From the desk of Dr. Deborah Pettit, LCPS division superintendent The goal of Louisa County Public Schools is to prepare each of our students for a lifetime of learning. We want Louisa’s next generation to succeed in their careers– and that means something different for different students. Increasingly, education is about maximizing achievement for each individual student, and nowhere is that more evident than the high school level. In recent

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  • Redistricting in a nutshell

    Posted on January 29, 2015 at 9:00 am

    With recent growth in certain areas of the county, Louisa County Public Schools has initiated a redistricting effort for the 2015-2016 school year. The goal of this process is to have actual student enrollment better matched for the student capacity at each of our four elementary schools. This process will not affect high school and middle school students. After the consideration of staff and multiple meetings of the redistricting committee,

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Religion

Church calendar Feb. 26 publication

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 9:00 am

Thursday, Feb. 26 Louisa Presbyterian Church will hold Lunchtime Lenten Reflections on Thursdays through March 26, from 12 until 1 p.m. The devotion will include a short responsive reading, hymns, a Lenten psalm, a short meditation and close with prayer. Following the service, a complimentary lunch will be served. The church is located at 212 Church Street, Louisa. Fro more information, call (540) 967-3207.   Friday, Feb. 27 Dominique McLaughlin

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  • Church calendar Feb. 19 publication

    Posted on February 19, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Thursday, Feb. 19 Louisa Presbyterian Church will hold Lunchtime Lenten Reflections on Thursdays, Feb. 19 through March 26, from 12 until 1 p.m. The devotion will include a short responsive reading, hymns, a Lenten psalm, a short meditation and close with prayer. Following the service, a complimentary lunch will be served. The church is located at 212 Church Street, Louisa. Fro more information, call (540) 967-3207.   Saturday, Feb. 21

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  • Church calendar Feb. 5 publication

    Posted on February 5, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Sunday, Feb. 8 Zion Travelers Baptist Church youth and other members will present tribute to Black History during the 11 a.m. worship service with guest minister Tiffany Graves. A Soul Food dinner will follow worship. The church is located at 3662 Roundabout Road, Louisa.   Tuesday, Feb. 3 Lake Anna Community Church will be host the Art of Marriage Conference on Feb. 13 from 7:00 until 9:30 p.m. and Feb.

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Health

Medicare informational session

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 11:17 am

Turning 65 or have questions about Medicare? A Medicare 101 Educational Event will be held Monday, April 7 providing information on the Parts and choices of Medicare with a question and answer session. This event is not a sales presentation and is only for educational purposes and no plan specific benefits or details will be shared. The event will be held in the Louisa County Library Conference Room from 5:30

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  • Get the facts about dental health and pregnancy

    Posted on July 3, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Many moms-to-be receive advice from well-meaning friends and relatives. Yet there seem to be myths about taking care of teeth and gums — if dental health is even mentioned at all. While pregnancy comes with many responsibilities, oral hygiene should be a top priority to ensure both mother and child are set up for healthy habits that will last a lifetime. What to Expect Hormonal changes can lead to an

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  • Good health habits for men

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 8:19 am

    This year, millions of New Year’s resolutions will be made – and then broken soon after. But there is one resolution that all men should keep: to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in America, affecting one in six men, according to the Prostate Cancer Foundation. In addition, heart disease killed 26 percent of the men who died in 2006. And half of the

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