Kim Christy: Is Council’s new-found urgency on drainage SMOKE and MIRRORS?

The Strategic Planning Committee was tasked with evaluating the effects of an ordinance proposing a six month moratorium on fill in the flood plain.  Strategic Planning did not pass the ordinance.  However, they exhibited a sense of urgency in having engineering firm HNTB present again what was presented in May 2018 to the EA Drainage […]

Committee delays Fill Ordinance another month; nixes moratorium without vote

Offering a scaled-down version of the presentation she had given on May 7, 2018, Melissa Kennedy of HNTB engineers told Ascension Council’s Strategic Planning Committee it would take “about $2 million (and) 18 months” to figure out all the parish’s drainage complexities.  On Monday she appeared for a “Discussion of Limit of Floodplain Management Fill” […]

Dismemberment Abortions challenged by Louisiana (20 other states)

WASHINGTON, DC – Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is leading a coalition of 21 states in a Supreme Court amicus brief supporting Alabama legislation that prohibits the dismemberment of living, unborn children during abortions. “Abortion by dismemberment kills fetuses by tearing them limb from limb while they are still alive in the womb” said General […]

Graves pushes bipartisan Government Modernization bill through House

Washington DC – Commonsense legislation offered by Congressmen Garret Graves (R-LA) and Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) earned passage in the U.S. House of Representatives today. Graves’s H.R. 1079 – the Creating Advanced Streamlined Electronic Services (CASES) for Constituents Act of 2017 – would make the federal government a little more user-friendly by giving the public the option to use the […]

Humberto Fontova to address Ascension GOP Roundtable (2/21)

Humberto Fontova, author, columnist and sportsman will be the keynote speaker for the Ascension GOP Roundtable sponsored by Ascension Republican Women.  The Roundtable will be held on Thursday, February 21st at 11:30 a.m. in the Orleans Room at SNO’s Seafood and Steak Restaurant, 13131 Airline Hwy, Gonzales LA 70737. (11:30 to 12:00 – Meet and […]

Another wise decision by Sorrento Council: Robert Debate appointed to serve

On Tuesday (February 5) Robert Debate was appointed to fill the vacancy on Sorrento’s council created by Randi Sutton’s departure.  As the town continues to grapple with drainage/flooding issues Debate was the best possible choice the governing authority could  have made. Debate’s encyclopedic knowledge of Sorrento’s history (especially when it comes to drainage), if utilized, will be an […]

Sheriff Bobby Webre offers tips to prevent vehicle burglaries

Vehicle burglaries are a crime of opportunity for criminals and they often target vehicles of those that are left unlocked. Burglars typically go through neighborhoods checking for unlocked car door handles, spend less than a minute inside the vehicle, and always check the glove box, and center consoles. This crime can be prevented by following […]

Paint Ascension Purple (Relay for Life)

The American Cancer Society is seeking businesses and organizations to get involved in the Relay For Life movement by displaying purple ribbons and other decorations from March 1 through March 23. We are asking everyone to wear purple on Friday, March 1st.  Purple is the signature color of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life […]

APL introduces 1,000 Books before Kindergarten program

Numerous studies estimate that as many as one in five children have difficulties learning to read.  Public education doesn’t typically start until ages 5-6.  Before then, you are your child’s first education provider.  1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a simple and fun way to help your little one develop early literacy skills.  By reading to […]

Memo to the AG Landry: Answer request on Planning Commission authority already

On October 19, 2018 Ascension Parish, in a letter drafted by Legal Adviser O’Neal Parenton, requested an opinion from Louisiana’s Attorney General.  Two questions were asked: Can Ascension Parish Council through a Charter Amendment make the Planning Commission advisory only for consideration of Major and Minor Subdivision approvales? Would a vote to  override the decision […]