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

No debate: Louisa’s forensics team is a hit

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 9:00 am

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

No debate: Louisa’s forensics team is a hit

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 9:00 am

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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R.J. Rustick and the rest of Louisa’s wrestling team had a firm grip on success Saturday, dominating the field. Photo by Mary Jess Ibarra Rustick.

Lions win Jefferson District Tournament for second consecutive year

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 9:00 am

This season, the Lions wrestling team had a new coach, new leaders and a new gymnasium. But they got the same results. For the second straight season, Louisa dominated the two-day Jefferson District Tournament on Friday and Saturday, winning all eight of their matches en route to winning consecutive district titles for the first time since 2008-2009. “It feels great to accomplish that,” first year head coach Trevor Gallo said.

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  • Warriors’ post presence topples Louisa

    Posted on January 26, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Louisa forward Malik Bell led Louisa with 12 points. His five fourth quarter points were the team’s only ones of the period.

    Looking to extend their winning streak to five games, Louisa’s junior varsity basketball team ran into a foe that was just too tough on Tuesday night. They were also too tall. Riding on the shoulders of their 6’4 center Mitchell Larkin, who ended the game with 27 points, the Western Albemarle Warriors defeated Louisa 43-31, snapping the team’s longest winning streak of the season. “I feel like we went backwards

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  • Warriors march past Louisa for seventh straight victory

    Posted on January 23, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Western Albemarle’s formula for success has remained largely unchanged in head coach Darren Maynard’s 19 seasons at the helm. The Warriors rely on crisp passes, a wide variety of offensive sets, sharp shooting and tough defense to overwhelm opponents. On Tuesday night, Louisa (3-13 overall, 1-8 district) experienced every facet of Western Albemarle’s dominating arsenal. Wielding a machine-like attack on offense, the Warriors (14-3 overall, 8-1 district) shot almost 50

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Lifestyles

Louisa’s service clubs in sharp decline

Posted on January 15, 2015 at 9:00 am

A dozen years ago, when John Skelly arrived at his monthly Belmont Ruritan Club meetings, he was joined by nearly all of his fellow 82 members of the organization. The discussions for how to further the national group’s mission of “fellowship, goodwill and community service” were often lively, upbeat and promising. Today, Skelly is still attending the meetings, but instead of being met with packs of enthusiastic colleagues, he’s met

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  • Local church bringing outreach center to Mineral

    Posted on January 12, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Calvary Chapel of Louisa preacher Dave Hansen was all smiles while working on restoring the Mineral Avenue building on Monday.

    It’s a cold Monday morning and just a few days after Christmas, but Dave Hansen is ready to put in a full day’s worth of hard work. Joined by a few friends, Hansen is on a mission to renovate a battered building on Main Street in Mineral that once housed a pet store. He’s armed with paintbrushes, ladders and brooms. A beaten-up boombox – resting among coffee cups and Hardees

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  • Louisa Santa Council wraps up another year

    Posted on January 8, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Members of the Louisa County Middle School CATs team are one of several groups that wrap books for the Santa Council to distribute.

    The Santa Council of Louisa County has completed another successful year, thanks in large part to the generous support of the community, both financially and with volunteer hours. When distribution was finally completed, over 600 families had been served, and as of New Year’s Eve, over $36,000 had been contributed to the effort by the community. Once again this year, several groups helped the organization wrap the over 1,200 books

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Entertainment

Benefit bingo for Louisa coach

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 3:03 pm

Women of the Moose #1850 will host a benefit bingo for Louisa Varsity Head Coach Mark Fischer on Dec. 6 at its facility, located on School Bus Road. Doors will open at 5 p.m., with games beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 each and will only be available in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. To purchase a ticket, contact Nora at (434) 270-3020, Leeanne at

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  • Community Chorus readies for concerts

    Posted on November 13, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Members of the Louisa Community Chorus are rehearsing diligently to prepare the music for this year’s concert.  The concert is entitled “With A Song In My Heart” and will feature the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein, as well as spirituals, jazz and “Let it Go” from the Disney movie “Frozen.” The concerts will be held at Louisa United Methodist Church on Friday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov.

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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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