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An example of some of the elements that could be included in the all-inclusive park if Louisa is chosen as the place to build it. Submitted photo

Proposed all-inclusive park in Louisa may change lives of disabled

Posted on January 30, 2015 at 9:00 am

The County of Louisa may have something to boast about this fall if a $1.9 million research grant is approved to build an all-inclusive park and playground that is nothing like anything else in the nation. Jane Shelhorse, director of Louisa County Parks, Recreation and Tourism, envisions the park as someplace where a wounded warrior could bring his or her children to play, or where disabled children can play alongside

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  • Mark your calendar for Casino Night at Lake Anna

    Posted on January 29, 2015 at 11:00 am


    The excitement is growing as a big night approaches for Lake Anna. The Lake Anna Business Partnership’s Valentine’s Day/Vegas Night event will be held Feb. 14 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Lake Anna Winery. The event is expected to draw folks from all over the region looking for a mid-winter lift in a setting usually found over 2,000 miles to the west in Las Vegas. The annual event

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  • ‘Guilty’ plea in stabbing charge

    Posted on January 29, 2015 at 9:01 am

    Louisa resident Christopher Pendleton, 44, charged with stabbing his roommate with a pocket knife on Sept. 21, 2014, pleaded guilty on Jan. 26 to a felony malicious wounding charge. The victim was lying in bed watching television when Pendleton entered the room and stabbed him twice without provocation, according to Louisa Commonwealth’s Attorney Rusty McGuire. The victim fled  the house and to a neighbor’s apartment to call 911 while Pendleton

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  • Louisa freshman gets Civics lesson first hand

    Posted on January 29, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Louisa County High School freshman Cole Cutright spends his week at Capitol Square, assisting senators like Tom Garrett (R-22nd District) as a part of being in the prestigious Senate Page Program.

    In a typical day, Cole Cutright wakes up at 6:30 a.m., puts on a sharp black blazer and heads to the Virginia State Capitol building. While there, he often rubs elbows with some of state’s 40 senators at the Virginia General Assembly. Other times, he fields telephone calls, directs tourists and escorts school children around the property. It’s not your average job, and Cutright is not your average Louisa County

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  • Mark the day

    Posted on January 29, 2015 at 9:00 am

    After 14 years of service to the Town of Louisa, Brian Marks is retiring from his position as town manager. The town of Louisa is holding an open house from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at town hall, Friday, Jan. 30 complete with refreshments. “It’s like a backwards inauguration,” Marks said. The event was suggested by Councilman Matt Kersey after the Jan. 20 Town of Louisa council meeting. “I think

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  • No debate: Louisa’s forensics team is a hit

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Marvin Shelton (r), a 2011 graduate of LCHS, frequently assists the team in practices when on breaks from college.

    If you visit Louisa County High School’s official athletics page, the inclusion of one program in particular may shock you. It’s speech and debate, LCHS’s 30-person team of researchers, orators and wranglers. There’s no ball in the sport, but there certainly are drills. No weight lifting is required, but blood, sweat and tears are spilt. Scores are kept. Competition is high. Speech and debate is a sport, and its coaches

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  • Louisa County Schools closed Tuesday

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 6:41 am

    Louisa County Public Schools are CLOSED today, Tuesday, January 27 due to snowy road conditions,

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  • Louisa man convicted of stabbing roomate

    Posted on January 26, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Christopher W. Pendleton, 44, of Louisa, was convicted Monday, Jan. 26 of felony malicious wounding in the September 21, 2014 stabbing of his roommate. In a press release, Louisa County Commonwealth’s Attorney Rusty McGuire stated that Pendleton had been drinking the day of the incident,  entered his roommate’s bedroom with a knife and stabbed the man twice while he lay in bed. The victim fled the house with Pendleton giving

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  • Louisa’s election season is already heating up

    Posted on January 26, 2015 at 9:00 am

    It’s going to be a big election year in Louisa County with many seats up for grabs for those who are inclined to get involved in local and state government. During the November General Election, voters in the Jackson district will cast ballots for a board of supervisors representative, a seat that is currently held by Dan Byers, and a school board seat that is now held by Allen Jennings.

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