Dustin Montelius promoted to OEP Assistant Director

Ascension Parish President Clint Cointment has named Dustin Montelius as Assistant Director of the Ascension Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. He was previously serving as Operations Section Chief. “The COVID-19 pandemic is a type of emergency none of us has ever faced before,” said Cointment. “Dustin really distinguished himself during this time […]

New courthouse progressing

Ascension’s new courthouse, being constructed on E. Worthey Road in Gonzales next to the Ascension Parish Governmental Complex, across the street from East Ascension High School, is proceeding apace.  The photo above was taken on March 25, compared to… compared to… compared to… compared to… compared to… compared to…

Phase 2 of Louisiana’s reopening next week? Governor could face legislative petition

On April 29 Shreveport legislator Alan Seabaugh circulated a petition, seeking 53 House of Representatives’s signatures that could have overridden Governor John Bel Edwards’ anticipated extension of the COVID-19 stay-at-home order set to expire.  Needing seeking 53 signatures from members of the House of Representatives, the effort stalled when Edwards announced a 15-day extension, predicting […]

Early Child Care Providers to receive supplies for healthy reopening

The Louisiana Department of Education today announced all 1,649 child care providers in Louisiana will soon receive supplies to help them ensure the health and safety of staff and children as the state navigates reopening following the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak “Childcare is the profession that enables all other professions. It is the backbone […]

Medicaid recipients in nursing homes entitled to keep stimulus checks

AG urges reporting of unlawful confiscation of funds Attorney General Jeff Landry is issuing a major advisement to nursing home residents and a warning to anyone trying to defraud them. General Landry is advising nursing home residents and their loved ones to be vigilant against having their federal stimulus payments improperly taken from them. General […]

Orgeron leaves Casso holding the bag as Sewer Committee disbanding after one (official) meeting

Mercifully, the six-member committee created to negotiate with Ascension Sewer, LLC is on its way to oblivion, said committee having unanimously voted to disband at its first and only meeting on Tuesday.  It was an awful idea from inception, made worse when half of the six -member team conducted an April 30 Zoom conference with […]

Superintendent update on High School graduations

Dear Ascension Public Schools Families, This message is to provide an update about high school graduation ceremonies this week. So far, it looks like the weather may allow us to continue our plans for traditional ceremonies in our stadiums. Thank you for your prayers and well wishes; please continue to send good thoughts for clear […]

Arraignments in Parish Court to be staggered due to coronavirus

PARISH COURT NOTICE – Beginning June 1, 2020, all Ascension Parish Court dates with Judge Lanoux will proceed in person with social distancing in place at the courthouses in Gonzales and Donaldsonville. However, in an effort to reduce wait times and to comply with Phase 1 reopening guidelines for building capacity, you are ordered to […]

SPUD for storage facility at Hwy 73 on P & Z meeting agenda (Wednesday)

JOINT PLANNING AND ZONING MEETING May 27, 2020 ­ 6:00 PM ASCENSION PARISH COURTHOUSE-Gonzales AGENDA (1) Call to Order (2) Roll Call of Members (3) Introduction of Staff (4) Chairman’s Comments (5) Acceptance of the Minutes and the Written Decisions of the March 14, 2018 Meeting. (6) Public Hearing to Recommend Approval or Denial to […]

Gonzales P & Z to consider annexation of property (Monday)

CITY OF GONZALES PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2020 AT 6:00 P.M. MEETING AGENDA Approval of the Minutes from the May 4, 2020 regular meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission. Planning Items 2. Approve request to annex 3 tracts of land, Tract C-2-A (1.42 acres), Tract C-2-B (1.859 acres) and Tract C-2-C […]