New High School in Earthquake Struck Louisa

Louisa HS EarthquakeConstruction has started on a new high school in Louisa County to replace one destroyed by a 2011 earthquake. Officials broke ground on the new school Wednesday evening. Friday marks the two-year anniversary of the magnitude-5.8 earthquake that was centered in Mineral. Media outlets report it will cost about $75 million for school repairs and new construction, including about $49 million for the new high school. That school is expected to be finished for the 2015-16 school year. Construction on a school to replace Thomas Jefferson Elementary is expected to be completed next year. Students have spent the past two years attending classes in other schools and rented trailers.