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What won’t be on Council meeting agenda tonight, and why?

Last Thursday Ascension's Strategic Planning Committee recommended three legislative items with a directive by Chairman Daniel "Doc" Satterlee to forward each for inclusion on the full Council's "next meeting" … [Read More...]


Gonzales Lions Club (all you can eat) Pancake Breakfast set for January 29

The Gonzales Lions Club is holding its annual All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast fundraiser on Sunday, January 29th from7:00 am to 12:00 noon @ the East Ascension High School Gym (612 E Worthey Street, Gonzales, … [Read More...]

Recreation possibilities at  Lamar Dixon were being studied a decade ago.

$5 million already spent at Lamar Dixon (without connector road)

It seems that Kenny Matassa has staked his diminishing reputation on the fortunes of Lamar Dixon Expo Center; Ascension Parish is spending an awful lot of money there anyway.  $5 million in recreation … [Read More...]

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Ascension Parish School Board honors 2016-17 Students of the Year

2016-17 DISTRICT STUDENTS OF THE YEAR Pictured from left: Superintendent David Alexander, Twelfth Grade Student of the Year Angelle Naquin of St. Amant High, Eighth Grade Student of the Year Aubrey Green of … [Read More...]

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Jump Start Convention prepares educators, industry leaders for year of action

Third Annual Gathering Focused on Program's Full Implementation in 2017-18 BATON ROUGE, La.- The Louisiana Department of Education today hosted the Third Annual Jump Start Convention at the Raising Cane's … [Read More...]

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Gonzales Soccer Club Spring Registration has begun!

Sign up today to take advantage of our discounted prices. Hurry! Offer ends January 31st. Gonzales Soccer Programs Include: 3-Year Old Little Kickers: An introduction to the basics of soccer in an … [Read More...]

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Latest Announcements Headlines

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Parish press release on last night’s chemical release near Lamar Dixon

At approximately 8 pm Central Dispatch was notified of an incident at the Canadian National rail yard at Ashland Road. 2 rail cars carrying Hydrochloric Acid backed into each other and ruptured, spilling 18,000 … [Read More...]

Attorney General Jeff Landry

AG Landry announces Child Exploitation arrests…mum on Matassa bribery case

BATON ROUGE, LA – Attorney General Jeff Landry today announced the arrests of six Louisiana men on over 200 counts of child pornography and exploitation. “Since taking office last year, our team has made … [Read More...]

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Parish Council agenda for Thursday

REGULAR MEETING OF THE ASCENSION PARISH COUNCIL January 19, 2017 - 6:00 PM ASCENSION PARISH COURTHOUSE AGENDA (1) Call To Order / Invocation and Pledge (2) Roll Call (3) Chair's Additions (4) Public … [Read More...]

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Life Source Hospice’s Terri Kaaihue treats The ARC’s clients to “aroma therapy”

Terri Kaaihue, Community Liaison with Life Source Hospice participates in many events in the Ascension community.  This week Terri offered education regarding Life Source Hospice and provided the warmth and … [Read More...]


Author of new book about “caring for elderly parents” at Gonzales Library

Living to a ripe old age isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, as many elders will tell you.  And caring for one’s elderly parents is no walk in the park, either, as a multitude of adult “children” can attest.  Join … [Read More...]

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And you thought Kenny Matassa was confusing (Part III)!

The St. Landry-Edenborne Bait-and-Switch Kenny Matassa was inaugurated as parish president on January 4, 2016 commencing a succession of bait-and-switch scams perpetrated on the people of Ascension Parish. … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor

Doc Satterlee, as always, was more interested in what Ascension's people have to say.  That's Chase Melancon at right (file photo).

Chase Melancon to Jeff Landry: Where is our justice?

Mr Landry, My name is Chase Melancon. I am a lifelong born and raised citizen of the Great Parish of Ascension. I write you tonight to express my extreme concern about the situation we have at hand, our … [Read More...]

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Goppelt calls for courage from Parish Council; Council members stand up

NOTE:  Kathryn Goppelt, no shrinking violet when it comes to voicing her concerns before Ascension's Council, came locked  and loaded to Thursday'a Strategic Planning committee meeting.  Her powerhouse … [Read More...]

Graft, Lies & Politics: A Monument to Corruption.

Jeff Landry’s incessant self-promotion, non-stop campaign for governor

Jeff Landry's turning into Bully of the Bayou with his incessant self-promotion, non-stop campaign for governor January 11, 2017 by Tom Aswell (Louisiana Voice) Attorney General Jeff Landry is a busy … [Read More...]

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