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Bubba started coming to Louisa home football games in 2005.

PETA claims mishandling of ‘Bubba” at Louisa County home football games

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 9:00 am

Representatives of People for the Ethical Treament of Animals (PETA) have sent an impassioned letter to Louisa County High School Principal Lee Downey urging him to end the school’s tradition of having live lions at home football games. LCHS has used caged live lions during a majority of its home games since the tradition was started in 2005. Other animals, such as tigers, have also made occasional appearances. The Central

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  • Same fight, same outlook for Louisa coach

    Posted on October 16, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Looking ahead, Fischer said he will be on the sidelines for the remainder of Louisa’s season. Louisa’s record is 4-2.

    It seems Mark Fischer always has a gameplan. When he sat down in his office on Monday to discuss his relapse of multiple myeloma, his talking points were laid out. Some were scribbled on scrap sheets of paper, others typed up on his computer. His feelings were candid. His emotions, raw. His purpose for the upcoming journey ahead, clear. “I’m going to be a positive example to my players that

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  • Love at first strike

    Posted on October 9, 2014 at 9:00 am

    One of Shiflett’s proudest possessions from his 45-year career as an umpire is a framed document given to him at his last game in 2007. It includes the brush and lineup card he used during the game.

    When watching the MLB playoffs over the past few days, 82-year-old Louisa resident Lee Shiflett has had a tough time paying attention. “I have trouble concentrating, because I’m watching the umpires instead of watching the game,” Shiflett said. Shiflett frequently finds himself critiquing their technique, their accuracy and their positioning.  He’s certainly got the credentials to do so. From 1962 until his retirement in 2007, Shiflett was one of the

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  • Calvary Chapel Louisa, the little church with a big heart

    Posted on September 25, 2014 at 9:00 am

    As participants enjoy a meal or conversation with volunteers, Dave Hansen or another volunteer, prepares a grocery bag of items visitors will take home with them.

    No matter where he goes, Dave Hansen is spreading some sort of word. Every Thursday, he works more than 13 hours delivering newspapers in Louisa County and the surrounding areas. Although informative, the content within those distributions, he cannot promise will be good or uplifting. But every other day, Hansen focuses on trying to project a positive message by telling others about his favorite Word—the Gospel of Christ. As pastor

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  • Blue Knights help child with third annual bike ride

    Posted on September 18, 2014 at 9:00 am

    The third annual Evan Adams Memorial Benefit Ride kicks off on Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Court Café and Pub in the town of Louisa at 9 a.m. to raise money to help a six-year-old boy with neurogenic bladder syndrome and kidney reflux. Leland Crickenberger went for a  routine visit to his doctor in October of 2012 and was diagnosed shortly afterward. He underwent three surgeries to track the progress

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  • Louisa student delves into Chinese language and culture

    Posted on September 4, 2014 at 9:00 am

    When faced with the dilemma of choosing a second language to learn, most students opt for the sultry syllables of Spanish or the romantic stylings offered with French. Louisa County High School sophomore Andrew Morris wasn’t impressed with those choices. Instead, he opted for Chinese. “It just seemed more interesting and a lot more fun,” Morris said. And while those same students likely spent their summers at the beach or

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  • Louisa World War II veteran shares his Army experiences

    Posted on August 28, 2014 at 9:00 am

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

    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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