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 SUNDAY, SEPT. 3, 2017

Louisa Police Department joins national crackdown to reduce impaired driving fatalities 'DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER' runs Aug. 17-Sept. 4.

The strong nation...wide impaired driving crackdown will include high-visibility enforcement, high-profile events, and will be supported by national paid advertising, creating a comprehensive campaign to curb impaired driving.

“We aggressively watch for impaired drivers year-round, but by joining this effort, we will make Louisa’s streets safer for everyone during the heavily-traveled Labor Day holiday.”

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), on average, there is one alcohol impaired driving-related fatality every 51 minutes across America. High-visibility enforcement like the ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign reduces alcohol-impaired driving fatalities by as much as 20 percent.

The Louisa Police Department will be also conducting safety checkpoints at predestinated locations throughout the Louisa area.







Make your own team or we will draw partners.

Start date: Tuesday, August 22

--Missy Kennedy, PGA Head Golf Professional/Park Manager

Lawrence County Fiscal Court

Special Meeting Agenda

August 18, 9:00 AM


* Opening Prayer

* Pledge of Allegiance

* Call Meeting to Order

* Approve minutes of the August 15, 2017 Regular Meeting

* Approve Resolution between Lawrence County Fiscal Court and the City of Louisa for the transfer of certain sewer lines and sewage pump stations to the city of Louisa.

* Adjourn

The Louisa Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that happened on today August 15, 2017 at the Water Street Apartment complex.

If you have any information as to who might be involved or if you saw suspicious people in the area please contact us at 606-638-4058 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Only your information is needed if you wish to remain anonymous.

No injuries were reported.


"...Good morning just wanted to let you know some friends and I will be setting a Blessing Box between my shop and Giovanni's downtown on Tuesday, August 15 at 6:30 p.m. It's for anybody that needs food or wants to donate non perishable food for those in need.

It's a local effort between myself, Merida and Gene Pack and Cassie Burgess at Glitzy Boutique. Donnie at Giovannis gave us permission to put it on his property.

We can't stand the thought of anyone being hungry and we thought this would be a great way to help those in our community that need food for themselves or their children. If children or teens are hungry they can take what they need to. It's a shame in this day that anybody should be without the food they need.

Ken and Stephanie Akers from For Cakes Sake and Rebel Outfitters of Fort Gay have issued a challenge to local schools. Classes can collect canned good and non perishable items. The class that collects the most gets a free pizza party sponsored by them.


The 93rd Annual State Fair of West Virginia is set to begin on Thursday, August 10, at 2 pm in Lewisburg, WV. The 10-day event will featuring top-name musical acts, free entertainment, livestock shows, carnival rides from Reithoffer's Shows and one-of-a-kind fair food!

"We are very excited to open the gates a day early for the 93rd Annual State Fair of West Virginia," CEO Kelly Collins stated. "This year we are featuring several new gate specials including an Early Bird Special that includes $1 admission from 9 am – Noon on Wednesday, August 16."

Other gate specials include First Energy's Magic Monday (8/14), Senior Citizen's Day (8/15) and Military Discount Day (8/17). Children ages 12 and under will once again get in free all day, every day.

The 2017 Concert Series opens at 8 pm on Thursday, August 10, with Aaron Lewis and special guest Ray Scott. Martina McBride and Josh Turner will take the stage on Friday, August 11, while Brantley Gilbert will perform on Friday, August 18 for what is looking like his second sold out show in a row at the State Fair of WV. Other concerts include, Casting Crowns, Clay Walker and John Michael Montgomery, Old Crow Medicine Show, and the Buckin' B Bull Ride with Steve Moakler. Free grandstand shows include Luke Combs, Jimmy Fortune and Home Free.

The week is also filled with free entertainment for all ages including The Bengal Tiger Encounter, Danny Grant Variety Show, Pirates of the Columbian Caribbean, Extreme Raptor Show, Catherine Hickland the Comedic Hypnotist and The Rowdy Rooster.

Advance tickets are available through Saturday, August 5 at the State Fair Box Office or the Valley Independent Pharmacies, and through Wednesday, August 9 at select Walgreens locations. All concert tickets and details can be found at or by calling 1-800-514-ETIX(3849)

The 2017 State Fair themed "Start a Tradition," is a 10-day Fair scheduled August 10-19, 2017. The State Fair of West Virginia, with a $13.8 million dollar economic impact on the state of West Virginia, is a 501 © 3 non-profit corporation committed to the traditions of agriculture, family entertainment, and education.

For more information, please visit, or follow fair events on Facebook and Twitter.


Lawrence County was recently renewed for it's Storm Ready certification through the National Weather Service Office in Charleston, WV.

During the spring of 2017 the NWS reviewed plans, procedures, readiness and preparedness of Lawrence County Emergency Management and other county agencies. After their review and scoring Lawrence County once again became recognized by the National Weather Service as a Storm Ready county.

The certification will be valid through 2020 when the agency will have to be evaluated once again.