American Cancer Society announces “Colors of Hope” nominees

Men and women from across our community wear their colors of choice in support of Relay for Life and the fight against cancer. Cancer remains the second leading cause of death in the United States. To fight that statistic, men and women in Ascension Parish and the surrounding area are wearing colors such as purple, […]

St. Amant Community closes doors on main fire station after 46 years

St. Amant – This weekend members of the St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department and community gathered at its main fire station on Stringer Bridge Road and rolled the fire trucks out the bays for the last time, stated Chief Officer James E. LeBlanc. For the past 46 years, this has been the Community Center of the […]

Gonzales woman arrested, suspected of stealing $36,000 from employer

On Wednesday, January 30, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Financial Crimes Detectives arrested 53-year-old Toni Miller on theft charges. According to Sheriff Bobby Webre, detectives began an investigation in early December 2018 after receiving reports of theft of company assets from an undisclosed business. As the investigation continued, it was learned that Miller was the office […]

Ascension Icon 2019 Contestants

Gonzales, LA – Ascension Icon announces their Top 16 Finalists and Judges Panel for their ninth annual singing competition to be held on Friday, February 22nd at 7:00 p.m. at the Gonzales Civic Center. Finalists include: Alaina Simone Robinson – Dutchtown High Alexandra Purdy – New Beginnings Academy Audrey Soulier – St. Theresa Middle Brooke […]

Ralph’s Market Food Fest with Home/Remodeling Show this weekend at Lamar Dixon

Join Ralph’s Market this weekend at Lamar Dixon Expo Center for fantastic samplings of food combined with an informative Home and Remodeling Show.  Doors open at 10:00 am both Saturday and Sunday for this one of a kind event

Debate and Cointment weigh in on Sorrento drainage

The cash-strapped Town of Sorrento confronts persistent drainage problems among the direst in Ascension Parish.  Denied any meaningful relief from the parish or East Ascension Drainage Board since adoption of the Prescott Follett drainage plan in the early 1980s, mounting frustration has certain of Sorrento’s elected officials contemplating legal action to force the parish’s hand. […]

Casso first female Council Chair/Lanoux sworn in as Parish Court Judge

As Teri Casso enters her eighth year as the District 8 Parish Council representative she will do so as the body’s first female chair-person.  After weeks of vote-wrangling Casso out-polled Councilman Benny Johnson who was voted into the Vice Chair without opposition in return for graceful concession of defeat.  Two votes thought to swing the […]

A very merry Christmas for Matassa crony

Kenny Matassa became a lame duck almost immediately upon taking the oath of office as Ascension’s parish president on January 4, 2016.  His tenure has, and will continue to be, one giant giveaway to his political allies and campaign supporters (why would he stop now having made the decision against seeking reelection).  Matassa donned his […]

Commission denies subdivision proposed on Roddy/Cannon roads

Amalfi Coast in Italy is world renowned for its mysterious grottos, spectacular cliffs, and shimmering bay.  Amalfi Cove is the 105-lot subdivision on 35.7 acres along one of the most substandard roads in Ascension Parish…Cannon Road near its intersection with Roddy Road.  Four Planning Commissioners voted to deny its preliminary plat at Wednesday’s meeting with developer Ross […]

Is CPEX listening? We have no infrastructure; No more development

There seems to be a disconnect between Center for Planning Excellence’s (CPEX) work product and the public input being put in at multiple Open House meetings to gauge citizenry sentiment on the way to confection of a new Master Land Use Plan.  Hundreds of sticky notes attached stuck to CPEX’s slick displays overwhelmingly convey one message […]