Kathy Edmonston: Securing funding for Ascension roads is priority

Infrastructure was a hot button issue when Kathy Edmonston, currently a candidate for State Representative in District 88, served on the Ascension Parish Planning and Zoning Commission almost fifteen years ago.  Today, “Infrastructure First” is the cry of Ascension parish citizens. One of Kathy’s main priorities as representative of District 88 will be to secure […]

APL Outreach Vehicle schedule for August

Ascension Parish Library’s Outreach Vehicle rolls through summer, bringing a wide variety of books, movies, and other materials to a location near you!  Visit our Outreach Vehicle at parks and community centers across the parish.  Come check us out at these locations: Butcher Boy: Tuesday, August 20 @ 9:30-11:30 a.m. Sorrento Community Center:   Wednesday, August […]

STEM-focused Jump Start to provide Advanced Skills, college/career credentials

Louisiana high school students will soon have more options to develop skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, to help them succeed following graduation, all while earning career credentials and transferable course credit at Louisiana State University (LSU) and Xavier University, as the result of four new Jump Start pathways. Of the four […]

Second defendant answers Matassa lawsuit, Berkley Insurance denies liability

Berkley Insurance Company, the second of two defendants to do so, answered the lawsuit filed by Ascension Parish Government and Kenneth Matassa seeking reimbursement of criminal legal fees incurred by the latter.  Why Ascension Parish was added as party-plaintiff is a mystery, until one considers that Matassa would rather have the taxpayers fund the suit and […]

If District 4 parish council election is about issues, the choice is obvious

Of all local elections to be decided on October 12, the District 4 Parish Council contest features the most distinct choices.  Incumbent, Daniel “Doc” Satterlee is often accused of TMI (too much information) and too much analysis while explaining his votes.  That is in keeping with Satterlee’s scientific background where all variables must be accounted […]

Starting Small Business seminar at Dutchtown Library (8/21)

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 and run a successful small business.  The program will focus on helping participants learn how to determine the feasibility of their […]

APL: English as a Second Language Tutor Training (this week)

Are you interested in helping an adult in our community improve their English speaking, reading, and writing skills? Join the Ascension Parish Library’s Adult Literacy Program and volunteer to help an adult in need. No prior teaching experience required. We will train you! August Training Dates: ESL Tutor Training at the Ascension Parish Library in […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of August 8-15

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of August 8-15:  August 8 arrests: Andreanea North, 24, 915 Elizabeth St, Donaldsonville was arrested pursuant to a fugitive, and 3 bench warrants; Renelle Batiste, 27, 613 W 5th St, Donaldsonville was arrested pursuant to a bench, and 2 fugitive warrants; Tayler Wambsgans, 27, 135 Oklahoma St, Baton Rouge […]

August 20 ribbon cuttings for Dutchtown Primary and APPLe Digital Academy and Career Training Center

Donaldsonville, La. — On Tuesday, Aug. 20, Ascension Public Schools will hold two ribbon cutting ceremonies for recent construction projects: Dutchtown Primary School’s two-story classroom addition and a new campus for APPLe Digital Academy and Career Training. These are part of an extensive list of projects funded by the $120 million construction bond passed by voters in 2016. Dutchtown […]

59-year old BR man gets 7 years for Simple Burglary

On August 12, 2019, Lehmann Stewart of 3465 Conrad St. Baton Rouge, LA., age 59, pled guilty to Simple Burglary. Stewart was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Leila Braswell, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Jason Verdigets. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following a series […]