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Louisa can cash in on safe driving contest

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 11:53 am

It’s a widely known fact that motor vehicle accidents are the number one cause for death amongst teenagers. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 2,650 teenagers in the United States were killed in automobile accidents in 2011, while 292,000 more were treated in emergency departments in related incidents. And while being just 6.4 percent of licensed drivers in America, those ages 15 to 20 are responsible for

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  • Products that can aid in self-defense

    Posted on October 2, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Katrinia Duff, a consultant for Damsels in Defense, has an array of tools that women can use to protect themselves and their families in a dangerous situation.

    Many women are unprepared in the event they find themselves in dangerous or threatening circumstances. But Louisa resident Katrina Duff has all the confidence in the world that she can defend herself and her family. Not only is she a fantastic shooter, but she also knows how to use all the non-lethal tools that are available to her. Duff got a quick education when she was living near Quantico and

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  • Vintage eatery joins Louisa scene

    Posted on September 25, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Frosties Rail Stop is located right off of Main Street in Louisa, next to small-town landmarks such as the water tower and railroad tracks. Owner John Fenner said it all plays a role in the new restaurant’s vintage appeal.

    When retired policeman John Fenner took a walk-up trailer and launched a shaved-ice business in the parking lot of Kenny’s Central Tire and Auto in Louisa last summer, he figured it to be a one-time gig. A few months and one rented building later, Fenner now finds himself the owner of his very own charming walk-up eatery, Frostie’s Rail Stop, in Louisa, which opened Labor Day weekend. “We love the

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  • Housing Choice waiting list opens online

    Posted on September 18, 2014 at 10:09 am

    The Virginia Housing Development Authority and Fluvanna-Louisa Housing Foundation will open the online Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List on Oct. 7 for Fluvanna and Louisa counties from 1 until 4 p.m. at vhda.apply4housing.com VHDA is one of 42 housing agencies across the state that administers the federal Housing Choice Voucher Program. VHDA administers more than 9,600 vouchers in Virginia that do not have a local housing agency. VHDA works with

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  • Local bank invests in furthering local adult education

    Posted on September 4, 2014 at 9:00 am

    A Wells Fargo grant of $2,000 was recently presented to Adult Community Education Executive Director Susan Fletcher by Wells Fargo Branch Manager June Myers and Assistant Manager Colleen Crill. In making this grant, Wells Fargo Community Affairs Manager Anna Bard stated that Wells Fargo is proud to support the organization’s commitment to the Adult Community Education program in Louisa. Also, Myers has been recognized by Wells Fargo for her outstanding

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  • New projects at Louisa County Airport

    Posted on August 14, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    Airport Manager Jarrod Powers checks one of the antiquated lights at the end of the runway at Louisa County Airport. A new lighting project is in the works for the airport abd the IDA has signed a grant agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration.

    The Louisa County Industrial Development Authority is looking at paying approximately $30,000 for a $1.3 million runway light project for the Louisa County Airport, along with $220,000 for an estimated $1.4 million new terminal project. These two projects have been on the IDA’s airport improvement plan for a number of years. According to IDA Chairman Bernie Estes, the lights have been in the plan for three years and the terminal

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  • Rehab center names employee of the year

    Posted on August 11, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Each year, Louisa Health and Rehabilitation Center hosts a special dinner for its 12 employees of the month and announces the business’ employee of the year honoree. The 2013 employee of the year was Janelle Carter, a licensed practical nurse who has been with the center for two years. All 12 employees of the month are in running for the honor of employee of the year. Residents, colleagues, family, friends

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