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

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 resident of Donaldsonville, is a common sight along the roadways of the west bank. On his own initiative, […]

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 campaign. Recently the Planning Commission voted to adopt a new Master Land Use Plan. This was a very expensive ($450,000) and time consuming […]

The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge presents third annual Arts Summit

July 15-16, 2019, the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge will present its third annual Arts Summit, a conference for creative professionals from across Louisiana. This two-day Summit will bring together artists, innovators, advocates, and business leaders who will convene for discussion and planning on the development of the area’s creative sector. The public can […]

Graves Announces HUD Guidance on DOB

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (R-Baton Rouge) today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) have issued the long-awaited “guidance document” with instructions for the state to implement changes to Duplication of Benefits prohibitions. The fix, which was originally introduced in Congress by […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of June 6-13

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of June 6-13: June 6 arrests: Clifford Guynes, 44, 39228 Country Dr, Prairieville was arrested pursuant to a bench warrant; Jamal Holmes, 32, 38323 Cedar St, Gonzales was charged w/ Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon; Carolyn Bringier, 73, 4474 Jenkins Rd, Darrow was charged w/ Theft; Shaquille Harry, 23, […]

APL’s Outreach Vehicle schedule for June

Ascension Parish Library’s Outreach Vehicle rolls into spring, 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,  18th                9:30 AM-11:30 AM Sorrento Community Center          Wednesday, 19th           2:30 […]

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 on Insurance Ordinance” lit the fuse which touched off a series of fireworks display not seen in Sorrento since the meetings to eliminate […]

Ascension Republican Women meeting featured Christopher Holton

Ascension Republican Women members visit with Christopher Holton, Vice President for Education and Outreach with the Center for Security Policy, at the May 16th Ascension GOP Roundtable at the Clarion Inn in Gonzales.  Holton’s address was focused on the attacks on Christians in Europe.   Pictured above: Rhonda Lamendola, Dr. Kathleen Harms, Carolyn Berling, Holton, Joyce LaCour, Bonnie Wade and Geri Teasley From Left:  Pamela […]

Matassa empanels fill ordinance committee

Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa has empaneled a committee of staffers, consultants, and Council members to develop an ordinance to regulate the amount of fill builders and developers can use in flood zones. “We all agree we have to do something, but it must be the right thing,” said Matassa. “My administration will work with […]