Louisiana to access $300/week in Unemployment Benefits under President’s order

Gov. Edwards announced that Louisiana will pursue an option under President Donald Trump’s executive order that it believes will allow around 454,000 eligible unemployed Louisianans to get $300 a week in additional assistance through the federal government. “Last night, we received helpful guidance from the federal government that we believe allows us to use the […]

Guilty Pleas for the Week of August 3-7

During the week of August 3 – August 7, 2020, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court-Ascension Parish: David Bennett, 208 Bourg St. Donaldsonville, LA., age 36, pled guilty to Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance, Resisting an Officer, Theft Valued at Less […]

Bond to pay $140 million in capital projects for AP Schools on ballot

The Ascension Parish School Board is asking voters to extend an existing 15.08 mills to fund designated construction projects and improvements across the district. The proposal includes a much-needed new high school, updated classrooms, and athletic facilities, and other major improvements. The dedicated millage has supported capital improvements for 40 years. 2020 BOND CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS: […]

AP Library seeking renewal of reduced millage

By: Library Director Jennifer Patterson Ascension Parish Library’s Funding Renewal Election is scheduled for Saturday, August 15, with early voting taking place from July 25 – August 8. The funds generated by this RENEWAL supply 95% of the library’s budget. The library receives no money from the parish government. For the last 60 years, these […]

Saturday is Election Day. What’s on the ballot in Ascension?

Early voting for the August 15 election date has been extended by a week (to end on August 8)  What’s on the ballot in Ascension? PARISH-WIDE (3) Ascension Parish Library-Property tax of 5.6 mills:  Shall the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana (the “Parish”), be authorized to levy and collect a 5.6 mills tax on […]

AP Library Funding Renewal Election Facts

ASCENSION PARISH LIBRARY FUNDING RENEWAL ELECTION-JUST THE FACTS Ascension Parish Library’s Funding RENEWAL Election is scheduled for Saturday, August 15. This is not a new tax. It is a RENEWAL. Funding renewals are voted on every ten (10) years. The funds generated by this RENEWAL supply 95% of the library’s budget. The library receives no […]

Unbuilt connection to Bluff Road derails Phase 3 of Belle Savanne

The engineer for Belle Savanne subdivision, a stone’s throw from Dutchtown High School on Hwy 73, appeared before the short-handed Ascension Planning Commission on Wednesday seeking avoidance of a condition for its 2015 approval.  According to Deric Murphy of Quality Engineering that condition, a connector road from Belle Savanne’s western property line to Bluff Rd, “can never […]

The Ascension Fund awards $54,000 in grants for the 2020-21 School Year

The Ascension Fund Board, sponsors and volunteers managed to surprise teachers at 20 schools across Ascension Parish with the news that they have received grant funds to support innovative and creative methods of learning for our students.  The Ascension Fund, a non-profit organization, awarded a total of $54,000 in its latest round of competitive grants. […]

LPB Fall Lineup: From History to Mystery and everything in between

The ongoing global health pandemic has people spending more time at home than ever before. How do you keep yourself and your family entertained? Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) has an easy answer to that question with recently announced Fall 2020 programs that put the entertainment in at-home entertainment – with a healthy dose of science […]

Coffee & Crafts supplies to pick up at APL’s Dutchtown branch (8/19)

Almost every adult has a workspace, whether it’s a table at home for budgeting and couponing or a desk at work. Either way, your workspace could probably use some extra care and attention this year. Beginning on August 19, stop by any Ascension Parish Library location to pick up a packet of supplies that you […]