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Mineral Town Council holds status quo, no increase in tax, sewer and water rates

Posted on April 24, 2015 at 9:00 am

It will be business as usual for the town of Mineral during the 2015-16 fiscal year, as the $681,556 proposed budget will remain, relatively unchanged, at about $5,000 less than the current budget. Town council voted to move forward with the recommended budget, which will include no increases in real estate tax rates or sewer and water rates for citizens. The real estate tax rate will remain at 24 cents

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Mineral Town Council holds status quo, no increase in tax, sewer and water rates

Posted on April 24, 2015 at 9:00 am

It will be business as usual for the town of Mineral during the 2015-16 fiscal year, as the $681,556 proposed budget will remain, relatively unchanged, at about $5,000 less than the current budget. Town council voted to move forward with the recommended budget, which will include no increases in real estate tax rates or sewer and water rates for citizens. The real estate tax rate will remain at 24 cents

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  • Louisa Board of Supervisors cuts funding to Industrial Development Authority

    Posted on April 23, 2015 at 9:32 am

    *Corrected tax rate 04/24/15 (number used in print edition was a typo) A Louisa County homeowner whose real estate is assessed at $200,000 can expect to pay $80 more in real estate taxes this year under the new rate of 72 cents per hundred, adopted by the board of supervisors Monday night. The tax hike is expected to balance the $98.5 million budget that the board adopted at the same

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  • Louisa’s dispatchers honored

    Posted on April 22, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Colleen Dubé monitors incoming calls to the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office.

    Although not on the road, dispatchers play a vital role in the safety of a community by relaying vital information to law enforcement, firefighters and emergency medical staff before they arrive on the scene. April 12 through 18 is Virginia Public-Safety Telecommunicator Week, providing recognition for those who work behind the scenes. In Louisa County, there are 13 full-time and six part-time dispatchers who do much more than just answer

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Sports

Louisa baseball edges Orange, 8-7

Posted on April 24, 2015 at 9:00 am

Louisa County High School’s baseball team registered its third Jefferson District win of the season Tuesday night with an 8-7 road win at Orange County High School. Will White surrendered five earned runs in 6 2/3 innings of work to pick up the win. Jacob Patterson retired the final batter to preserve the save. Coach Kevin Fisher said he was pleased with the team’s offensive production, as every player in

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  • Hornets sting Lions to earn first win

    Posted on April 23, 2015 at 11:17 am

    Louisa County’s Kaitlyn Mason (14) battles with Orange County defender Courtney Vilcheck for the ball during the second half of Tuesday’s game.

    Scoring goals has been a challenge for Louisa County’s girls’ soccer team since Spring Break as the Lions suffered back-to-back shutouts. Coach Nicole Hankinson’s squad snapped that skid Tuesday night during a 2-1 loss at home to Orange County. Bella Findley scored in the fifth minute to end  a streak of more than 90 minutes without a goal. Senior midfielder Kaitlyn Mason made a nice run from the right wing

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  • Living the dream

    Posted on April 21, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Many people wait a lifetime for their dream job. For  nearly two decades, I’m living out my dream of covering sports and getting paid for it. I never played a high school sport. To quote Fortune from the movie “Rudy” because, I was five foot nothing, a hundred and nothing and hardly had a speck of athletic ability.” But just like Rudy Ruettiger’s character in the film, my passion for

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Miss Louisa Olivia Riordan packs up on Monday night in readiness for her week-long trip to the 66th annual Dogwood Festival on Tuesday. She is among eight members of the Dogwood Court this year. Submitted photo

Miss Louisa has week-long itinerary of activities at Dogwood Festival

Posted on April 23, 2015 at 11:05 am

Miss Louisa spent Monday night at home packing suitcases before leaving Tuesday to represent her hometown at the 66th annual Dogwood Festival in Charlottesville. In addition to Miss Louisa, beauty queens from Albemarle, Orange, Nelson, Fluvanna, Greene, Madison and Buckingham counties are on the 2015 Dogwood Court. “I’m super-excited for the week,” Olivia Riordan said. Throughout the week, the girls will spend time getting to know one another. Riordan was

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  • Resource Council executive director retires

    Posted on April 16, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Donna Isom has been with the Louisa Resource Council for nine years and is looking forward to new endeavors. Lloyd Runnett will replace her on May 1. Submitted

    Donna Isom, executive director of the Louisa County Resource Council, has announced her retirement effective May 1. Those who know Isom find it hard to imagine her “in retirement” as she has been a dynamo of energy overseeing the Resource Council’s day-to-day operations and programs for nine years. Under her watch, the agency has expanded its physical plant, added walk-in refrigeration units, and developed new programs to better serve those

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  • Louisa’s coach’s cancer fight continues

    Posted on April 9, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Louisa Lions football coach Mark Fischer led the team to a 7-4 record in 2014, their best season in four years. Despite a lengthy battle ahead, Fischer maintains his goal is to return to the team for the 2015 season.

    Louisa County High School football head coach Mark Fischer flew to Arkansas on Sunday, April 5, the latest step in his continued fight with cancer. Fischer, who was diagnosed with multiple myeloma on July 1, is set to receive a stem cell transplant on April 13 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Located in Little Rock, UAMS has received recognition as one of the world’s leaders in

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Entertainment

2015 Miss Louisa pageant this weekend

Posted on March 20, 2015 at 9:30 am

Seven young ladies will compete for the title of Miss Louisa 2015 on Saturday, March 21.  Each contestant will be judged on their interview prior to the pageant, stage presence and will answer an on-stage question. The pageant will also feature a group dance choreographed and taught to the contestants by Heather Nelson, owner and instructor of Performing Arts 2000 in Louisa.  Paul Jones and Tina Kalentzos of Richmond will

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  • The Barter Players come to Louisa

    Posted on March 11, 2015 at 9:00 am

    The famed Barter Players, the State Theatre of the Commonwealth of Virginia, will be in Louisa County on Friday, March 27 for the production of “Anne of Green Gables.” The performance, sponsored by the Louisa County Rotary Club and underwritten by the Rotary Club and other Louisa County businesses and residents, will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Louisa Arts Center. Prior to the performance at 6:00 p.m., the Rotary

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  • Library’s ninth annual The Big Read

    Posted on March 9, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Jefferson-Madison Regional Library invites all readers to participate in an exciting program that will be held during March 2015. JMRL is partnering with the National Endowment for the Arts in The Big Read. The Big Read concept is simple: to have as many people as possible in our community reading the same book at the same time. This year’s book is “The Namesake” by Jhumpa Lahiri. What’s in a name?

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