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Social media page owner is latest casualty of Matassa tyranny

Tina (we omit the individual's surname due to fears of retaliation) is the latest casualty of Ascension Parish's political patronage dispensation/payback program, a/k/a President Kenny Matassa's … [Read More...]

Kudos to Parish DPW for drainage improvements

Kudos to Ron Savoy and the DPW staff for completing these significant "off-road drainage ditch/canal" improvements.   … [Read More...]

Chase Melancon on failure of council to enact drainage legislation, Master Plan and campaign trail

By: Chase Melancon I would like to take this opportunity to reach out and touch on some current events, parish legislation (or lack thereof), and our continued approach at a true grassroots … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines

APL: Yoga for Beginners (D’ville Branch on June 22)

Fitness fads come and go, but no exercise program has been as enduring as yoga.  It’s been around for more than 5,000 years.   Yoga does more than burn calories and tone muscles. It's a total mind-body workout … [Read More...]

Ask-a-Lawyer Sessions at Gonzales Library (6/20)

Take advantage of Ask-a-Lawyer sessions, free and individual counseling sessions, to be held at the Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales on Thursday, June 20, from 9:30 to 11:30 AM Attorneys will be … [Read More...]

Free Seminar in Starting a Small Business (APL-Gonzales on 6/19)

Ascension Parish Library invites all interested persons to attend a free small business seminar, Starting and Financing a Small Business.  It is designed for individuals who want to learn what it takes to start … [Read More...]

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Latest Announcements Headlines

Council’s June 20 agenda includes Discussion of Moratorium on Fill

REGULAR MEETING OF THE ASCENSION PARISH COUNCIL June 20, 2019 - 6:00 PM (Gonzales) AGENDA (1) Call To Order / Invocation and Pledge (2) Roll Call (3) Chair's Additions (4) Public Comment Sign- In … [Read More...]

Sorrento Special Meeting to consider Zoning revisions (7/9)

A Public Hearing has been called by the Town of Sorrento Zoning Commission at the next regular meeting on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at 6:30 pm at the Sorrento Town Hall for the purpose of discussing the following … [Read More...]

APL Summer Reading Events this week (June 17-22)

Explore your world!  Ascension Parish Library invites you out to participate in our “Universe of Stories” Read to Me, Youth and Teen summer reading programs. Join us as we explore music, space, and more. We’ve … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines

Guilty Pleas for the Week of June 10-14

During the week of June 10 – June 14, 2019, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court, Ascension Parish: Oronde Williams, 1580 E Second … [Read More...]

Joel Robert taking stage as DFAC featured dancer [7/13]

Joel M. Robert is a life-long resident of Ascension who graduated from St. Amant High School, going on to earn his degree from LSU.  A local business owner/entrepreneur, blessed with a beautiful wife (Mandi) … [Read More...]

Matassa recognizes Lester Lerch for service to the Parish

At the June 6 Council meeting, Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa presented a certificate of recognition and a key to the Parish to Mr. Lester Lerch for service to the Parish. Mr. Lerch, an 88 year old … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor

Matassa’s legacy is Painter’s Plan of Government

Until exercising the presidential veto of a May 16 ordinance capping development fill at three feet across Ascension Parish, Kenny Matassa's legacy would have been escaping justice after bribing a candidate for … [Read More...]

Seemed like old times at Sorrento’s Special Meeting

Sorrento's Town Council called a Special Meeting for Thursday morning, with two seemingly innocuous items to discuss.  Seeking bids for grass cutting was dispensed with in a matter of moments, but "Discussion … [Read More...]

ARPEC issues RINO List

The Ascension Republican Parish Executive Committee (ARPEC) has provided a resource for the voters in Ascension to make an informed vote this fall. Elections for the Ascension Parish Council are scheduled … [Read More...]

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