City Proclaims March 1-5 as Wildcat Week

The City of Louisville has proclaimed next week, March 1 - 5, 2021, as WILDCAT WEEK and the proclamation is attached to this email.

The 2020 LHS Wildcat Football Team brought home the school's 10th state championship in a time of many challenges. Due to pandemic circumstances, the community has not yet had the opportunity to properly celebrate and honor this great accomplishment. We have designated next week as a week to do just that, CELEBRATE THE 10th TITLE.

What does this mean?

We are asking everyone to join in the fun of WILDCAT WEEK in any or all of the following ways:

Publicly display your Wildcat Pride at work, home, or social platform
Make a monetary contribution to the Louisville Wildcats Athletic Boosters (Remit to: 65 McGee Street / Louisville, MS 39339)
Sponsor one or more student's purchase of a ring, $350 each
Provide a public or business venue for a few Wildcat Football players and a Coach to be present, meet community members, and accept donations on Thursday, March 4, or Friday, March 5, from approximately 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. (Observing all safety protocols)
If you would be willing to offer space outside or inside your business or office please contact:

Coach Tyrone Shorter
Mayor Will Hill

The Louisville Wildcats Athletic Boosters have been actively fundraising for the purchase of State Championship Rings for these students on their accomplishment. WILDCAT WEEK is an opportunity for the entire community to come together for a joyous occasion and help these students with completing a dream of being a State Champion.

Thank you in advance for your time and participation. Please feel free to contact any member of the Louisville Wildcats Athletic Boosters if you have any questions about a contribution.

Winston County Closings Updated Again

 The Winston County Library will be closed until Monday, February 22, 2021 due to weather. 

The Courthouse will be closed Friday, February 19, 2021, due to ongoing weather related problems. Everyone stay safe.

The Board meeting will be Monday, February 22, 2021, at 9:00 a.m.

Blood Drive At Library - Feb. 19

 There will be a Vitalant community blood drive at the Winston County Library on Friday February 19th from 11a.m. – 2 p.m. Face coverings are required for donors and staff. You must call the library for your donor appointment 662-773-3212.

On the day of the blood drive, go to to fill our your confidential health questionnaire. Once you’ve filled in your information, review your responses and then click “finish” to generate your Fast Track Ticket. Print and bring your Fast Track Ticket with you. If you’re using a smart phone or tablet, zoom in on the bar code and take a screenshot, or save your ticket as a PDF.

Vitalant is testing blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies to find potential convalescent plasma donors. “Blood donations are down significantly across Mississippi, so it is vital that blood drives, such as this one, be successful,” said librarian Beth Edwards. “Please consider giving on February 19th.”

Check It Out At The Winston County Library!

                                                     FEBRUARY 2020

The following FICTION books are now available for checkout at the library:

  • Danielle Steel – Neighbors
  • Ace Atkins – Robert B. Parker’s Someone to Watch
  • Thomas Perry – Eddie’s Boy
  • Robin Lee Hatcher – How Sweet It Is
  • Melody Carlson – The Christmas Swap
  • Helene Tursten – Snow Drift
  • Paige Shelton – Cold Wind
  • Stuart Woods – Hush-Hush
  • Laurie King – Riviera Gold
  • Christina Dodd - Wrong Alibi
  • Jayne Ann Krentz – All the Colors of Night
  • Jeff Lindsay – Fool Me Twice
  • Karen Harper – Under the Alaskan Ice
  • J. K. Rowling – The Ickabog
  • Ashley Antoinette – Butterfly Book 3
  • Tracie Peterson – Endless Mercy
  • Darby Kane – Pretty Little Wife
  • Lorelei James – Spun Out
  • Joanna Trollope – Mum and Dad
  • Sara Foster – You Don’t Know Me
  • Jane Smiley – Perestroika in Paris
  • Ashley Audrain – The Push
  • Rachel Ryan – The Woman Outside My Door
  • James Grippando – Twenty
  • Emma Rous – The Perfect Guests
  • Michael Farris Smith – Nick
  • Patricia Cornwell - Spin

The following NON-FICTION BOOKS are now available for checkout at the library:

  • Do You Feel Like I Do? - Peter Frampton
  • The Truths We Hold – Kamala Harris
  • We Thought We Knew You: A Terrifying True Story of Secrets, Betrayal Deception and Murder – M. William Phelps
  • Happiness Becomes You: A Guide To Changing Your Life For Good – Tina Turner
  • Answers In The Form of Questions: A Definitive History and Insider’s Guide to Jeopardy! – Claire McNear
  • What Color Is Your Parachute 2021? – Richard N. Bolles 
  • Mississippi Legends and Lore – Alan Brown
  • Merchants on Issaquena: Avenue of the Blues in Mississippi – Margery Kerstein
  • Eleanor – David Michaels
  • Uninvited: Living Loved When Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely – Lysa Terkeurst
  • Don’t Settle For Safe – Sarah Jakes Roberts
  • How To Attract Birds To Your Garden – Dan Rouse


Genealogy/Local History Month at Winston County Library

February is Genealogy/Local History Month at the Winston County Library. Each week we will highlight something of interest from our collection to the public. This week we are announcing the acquisition of Rotary Club Newsletters from 1944 in Louisville, MS. Five Rotary Newsletters are included and were mailed to Louisville native Bernard T. Hickman, Sgt. 1st class while stationed at the Naval Hospital Corps School in Bainbridge, MD. These newsletters were mailed to men and women from Winston County serving in the military all over the world.

Louisville Rotary Club officers in 1944 – Walter Bennett, President; Walter Darby, Secretary/Treasurer; Bill Day, Claude Fair Program Chairmen; Bill Bennett, C. P. Thrailkill and Charlie Irwin, co-editors of the newsletter.

Winston County locations mentioned are The Community Center (now the Chamber of Commerce/Economic Development), The Teen Tavern, Blackwood’s Barber Shop, Old Parks Hotel and Doyle Lake.

“The newsletters are quite humorous and speak of so many old family names in Winston County.” said librarian Beth Edwards. “Bass fishing on Doyle Lake; dances at the Community Center; interesting programs at Rotary meetings such as Mr. Charles Fair working for the F.B.I in Cleveland, New York and Detroit; farming conditions in Winston County and so much more.”

Photocopies of the letters are available for the public to read.

Library Holiday Closing

The Winston County Library will be closed Monday, January 18th, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration is scheduled for Saturday, January 16, 2021.

Due to COVID-19, this year's celebration will be a motorcade starting at the coliseum and ending at the coliseum.

Line -up will start at 9:30 a.m. and the motorcade parade will begin promptly at 10:30 a.m.

All vehicles in the motorcade are asked to be decorated, in honor of Dr. King.

If for any reason you must exit your vehicle, please wear face masks and practice social distancing.

Check It Out At The Winston County Library!


The following FICTION books are now available for checkout at the library:

  • Karen Kingsbury – Truly, Madly, Deeply
  • Nicci French – House of Correction
  • Lisa Jackson – You Betrayed Me
  • Sophie Kinsella – Love Your Life
  • Katherine Spencer - Thomas Kinkaide’s Cape Light – One Bright Christmas
  • Richard Paul Evans – The Noel Letters
  • Anne Perry – A Christmas Resolution
  • Kyssa Kay Adams – Crazy Stupid Bromance
  • Robert Galbraith (J. K. Rowling) – Troubled Blood
  • Lisa Jewell – Invisible Girl
  • Sheila Roberts – One Charmed Christmas
  • Nick Hornby – Just Like You
  • Christina Lauren – In A Holidaze
  • Wendy Holden – The Royal Governess
  • Philappa Gregory – Dark Tides
  • Danielle Martin – Glimmer As You Can
  • Harriet Tyce -o The Lies You Told
  • Michael McGarrity – Head Wounds
  • Susie Young – White Ivy
  • Mina Hardy – After All I’ve Done
  • Karen Brooks – The Lady Brewer of London
  • Catherine Bybee – Everhthing Changes

The following NON-FICTION BOOKS are now available for checkout at the library:

  • Greenlights – Matthew McConaughey
  • Faces of Civil War Nurses – Ronald S. Coddington
  • Battle of Brothers: William and Harry – The Inside Story of a Family
  • In Tumult – Robert Lacey
  • Where I Come From: Stories of the Deep South – Rick Bragg
  • Let Love Rule – Lenny Kravitz
  • The Meaning of Mariah Carey - Mariah Carey
  • The Virginia Dynasty – Lynne Cheney
  • Where Law Ends: Inside the Mueller Investigation – Andrew Weissman
  • One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change
  • History – Ted Cruz
  • Undaunted – John Brennan
  • Disloyal – Michael Cohen
  • Superman’s Not Coming – Erin Brockovich
  • The Dirty, Lazy, Keto Dirt Cheap Cookbook – Stephanie Laska
  • Pappyland: A Story of Family, Fine Bourbon – Wright Thompson
  • Saving Freedom: Truman, The Cold War and the Fight For Western
  • Civilization – Joe Scarborough
  • His Very Best: Jimmy Carter, A Life – Jonathan Alter
  • Dolly Parton: Songteller – Dolly Parton

Check It Out At The Winston County Library!


The following FICTION books are now available for checkout at the library:

  • Mary Higgins Clark – Piece of My Heart 
  • Barbara Taylor Bradford – In the Lion’s Den 
  • Danielle Steel – All That Glitters 
  • David Baldacci -p Daylight 
  • John Connolly – The Dirty South 
  • Janet Evanovich – Fortune and  GloryJo Nesbo – The Kingdom 
  • Jeffrey Archer – Hiddin In Plain Sight 
  • Kat Martin – The Ultimate Betrayal 
  • Clive Cussler – Marauder 
  • Sarah Warburton – Once Two Sisters 
  • V. C. Andrews – Whispering Hearts 
  • Anthonhy Horowitz – Moonflower Murders 
  • Alyssa Cole – When No One Is Watching 
  • Liz Nugent – Little Cruelties 
  • Kristy Manning – The Song of the Jade Lily 
  • Diana Palmer – Wyoming True Bill Clegg – The End of ;the Day 
  • Eric Brown – Murder Takes a Turn

The following NON-FICTION BOOKS are now available for checkout at the library:

  • No Time Like the Future – Michael J. Fox 
  • White Lies: Nine Ways to Expose and Resist the Racial Systems That Divide Us – Daniel Hill 
  • Alpha Dawgs: More Dawg Tales from the Rivalry with Ole Miss – Steve Robertson 
  • The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food – Marcus Samuelson 
  • The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker, III - Peter Baker and Susan Glassen 
  • The British Are Coming: The War for America – Lexington to Princeton 1775 – 1777 – Rick Atkinson 
  • Southern My Way: Food and Family – Gena Knox 
  • Recipes From the President’s Ranch - Matthew Wendell, Forward by First Lady Laura Bush

Library Holiday Closing Schedule

The Winston County Library will be closed the following days for the upcoming Christmas and New Year holidays:

Thursday and Friday, December 24th and 25th

Thursday and Friday, December 31st and January 1st

MMRLS Offers LearningExpress College Prep and More

We are dedicated to providing you with the tools you need to reach your goals in life. One great tool is the free online database known as LearningExpress.

LearningExpress can be accessed in the library or remotely by registering with a username and password that you create.

This database offers the following to its users: college preparation, skill building for adults, job search/workplace skills, and licensing, certification, & aptitude practice tests.

You can also access a wide variety of free test prep eBooks through LearningExpress.

If you would like to prep for exams such as the GED, ACT, GRE, ASVAB, CDL, and many more, visit to start practicing for these exams today!

For more information or questions about MMRLS services, please visit, or call 662-289-5151. The Mid-Mississippi Regional Library System’s thirteen branch locations serve Attala, Holmes, Leake, Montgomery, and Winston Counties.

Holiday Gift Bag Give Away at the Library


During December, the library will be giving away holiday gift bags (while supplies last) to any child 12 and under that visits the library.

These holiday snowman gift bags, will include a random DIY craft ornament, a free children's book, and a candy cane for your child to enjoy.

Be sure to stop by soon to receive your free gift bag!

Holiday Giftbag Giveaway at the Winston County Library

Holliday giftbags full of DIY crafts, books, and candy canes will be given away to an child 12 and under who comes to the library during the month of December (while supplies last – we have 100 bags).

The photo shows Children’s Librarian Andrea McHenry holding up two of the gift bags.

Check It Out At The Winston County Library!!!



Library Holiday Schedule

The Winston County Library will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 26 and 27, for Thanksgiving.

 They will reopen on Monday, November 30.

City of Louisville Holidays Garbage Pickup Schedule Updated


The City of Louisville Solid Waste Garbage Pickup schedule has been changed so that the Thursday route will be picked up on Saturday. The Thursday, November 26, 2020, garbage pickup will be made on Saturday, November 28, the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Friday route is not changed.

Happy Thanksgiving to all from the employees of the City of Louisville!


The City of Louisville Solid Waste Garbage Pickup schedule has been changed so that the Friday route will be picked up on Saturday, for both Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

The Friday, December 25 garbage pickup will be made on Saturday, December 26, 2020.

Garbage will be picked up on Friday, January 1. ( The landfill will be closed, but they will manage the garbage.) 


Landfill will be closed on the holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. 

Thanksgiving Farmers Market - Nov. 23

The Coalition for a Healthy Winston County will host a Thanksgiving Farmers Market on Monday, November 23, 2020. The market will be held inside the Louisville Coliseum, 245 Ivy Ave, Louisville, MS. Vendors will set up at 3:00 pm and Customers can buy at 3:30 pm. There is no charge to vendors to set up a booth. Social distancing and mask-wearing are required according to COVID 19 Guidelines.

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and the market has your menu in mind. The market will offer sweet potatoes, collard greens, turnip greens, B Leigh’s sweet treats cupcakes, pecan and sweet potato pies, cakes, pepper sauce, pickled squash, homemade pickles, chow chow, homemade jellies, pork skins, flavored popcorn, and Christmas wreaths and ornaments, parched peanuts, skins, and pecans.

If you have questions about the market on the 23rd, please contact Jean Harper at 662-312-8004 or Janice Hopkins at 662-705-2019.


Junior Auxilary Angel Tree

The Angel Tree is up at the Winston County Library!! Please consider providing Christmas for a child this year. Saturday, November 21, 2020 will be the last date for drop off!!