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The Louisa County Board of Supervisor attempted an operational takeover of Louisa County Airport. 
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Turbulence at Louisa’s airport

Posted on August 21, 2014 at 9:00 am

A suggestion by county supervisors that they take over the Louisa Airport never got off the ground. Members of the Louisa County Industrial Development Authority saw red when they received an August 8 letter from Willie Gentry, chairman of the board of supervisors, expressing concerns whether the IDA’s dual role as both airport manager and economic development driver are in the best interest of the county. “To this end, it

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  • Louisa school buses go high tech

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Louisa County Public Schools bus driver Fran Farley scans one of 11 zones on her bus with the new device that will improve time and attendance tracking, as well as maintenance and safety-related issues.

    When Louisa County Public Schools’ bus drivers hit the road on Wednesday, their every move was recorded and electronically transmitted back to the school division’s transportation department. In fact, if a parent were to call the schools and claim the bus didn’t drive by on a particular morning, transportation staff is able to retrieve reports that indicate precisely what time the bus passed the student’s house, what route the bus

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  • Louisa Arts Center no longer the best kept secret

    Posted on August 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Thanks to the driving force of Executive Director Michael Bollinger and the support of his board of directors, the Louisa Arts Center has seen a tremendous spike in attendance and private contributions this past season—but more is needed. Bollinger, who spoke at the Louisa County Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting held at the Louisa Health and Rehabilitation Center on Tuesday, Aug. 5, talked to attendees about the arts center and

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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.

New projects at Louisa County Airport

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 12:31 pm

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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  • Business is booming in Louisa

    Posted on August 7, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Hey Gorgeous Boutique is owned and operated by Eleanor Perkinson, who has brought a feel of old Hollywood with a modern twist to her women’s consignment shop. The boutique held its grand opening ribbon cutting on Saturday, Aug. 2. Perkinson, who has a love for fashion, decided to open a shop to help women feel beautiful. Women who bring in their clothing, shoes, handbags and jewelry for consignment receive half of the sales price that is set by Perkinson. The hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., and on Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The clothing store is located on Main Street in Louisa.

    There has been a big boom in local business this year, which is helping to strengthen Louisa County’s economy and has gotten people excited for the future of the county. “The new business growth we are experiencing is encouraging and I expect the positive momentum will continue,” Andy Wade, director of Louisa County Economic Development said. “We still face challenges as a smaller rural community competing with larger population centers

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When do you know you’ve grown up?

Posted on August 21, 2014 at 10:29 am

No child has ever been asked if they want to go to a party and respond with, “oh, I don’t know…I’m tired, I don’t know who else will be there, and I really don’t want to have to get ready…and who knows how late I’ll be out?”  Nope, kids are raring to go.  “Party!?  Where?  Why at the pile of dirt?  Okay, whatever.  Can I wear my new shoes?  A

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  • Welcome home

    Posted on August 14, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    This week, teachers at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School opened their doors to students returning to school after the summer or starting their careers as students in Louisa County. Across the country, this ritual has been or will be participated in by teachers and students, but it means something more to the teachers and students at TJES; it means something more to the school board; it means something more to the

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  • We are back

    Posted on July 31, 2014 at 9:52 am

    By Andrew Woolfolk The mark of a great wordsmith is someone who is concise. You need to be able to craft your words in a way that they don’t go over someone’s head, yet at the same time they need to get your point across. I’ve noticed that Louisa County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Deborah Pettit is pretty darn good with words. I looked back at some of her best

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