Pelican Point HOA makes donation to 5th Ward VFD

Fire Chief James E. LeBlanc of the St. Amant & 5th Ward Volunteer Fire Departments here in Ascension would like to thank the Pelican Point Homeowners Assoiciation for their generous donation this week to the 5th Ward Volunteer Fire Department which covers the Pelican Point area. We continue to be blessed with our area HOA’s that support […]

Kathy Edmonston announces candidacy for House District 88

Kathy Edmonston announces her candidacy for State Representative of Louisiana House, District 88.  The district lies entirely in eastern Ascension Parish and includes parts of Gonzales, the entire town of Sorrento and the areas of Brittany, Galvez and St. Amant. “I am running for District 88 to bring my strong conservative values to the legislative […]

Casso assesses council tenure, the future

We posed the following questions to Council Chairwoman Teri Casso: How would you characterize Teri Casso’s 7.5 years on the council (of what are you most proud, any regrets, etc)? What do you hope to accomplish in the future? Chairwoman Casso’s response, unedited and unadulterated, is below. I have enjoyed my service to the community for […]

Painter accuses “our administration” of “serious blunder”

Murphy Painter for Ascension Parish President 10 hrs ·  To the Voters of Ascension Parish: First let us reflect on what we missed this weekend and thank President Trump, Governor John Bel Edwards, all Law Enforcement and Fire Services, State Officials and especially our own parish workers for their overwhelming positive response to the needs of […]

Where was Kenny?

There’s been quite a bit of speculation as to President Kenny Matassa’s whereabouts after declaring a State of Emergency on Wednesday.  It has been confirmed that he bugged out to Las Vegas to attend a National Association of Counties conference in Sin City.

AP Schools Superintendent David Alexander on 2019 State Testing Scores

The following is a statement by Superintendent David Alexander: “Ascension Public Schools achieved 54% in Mastery and Above on state testing this past year. We are one of only four districts across the state to reach over 50%, but most importantly, we grew two percentage points overall. “First, congratulations to our students; their commitment to […]

Need sandbags from Stevens Park? You might want to get them early

If you plan on getting sandbags from the parish’s Stevens Park location (Cannon Road)… you might want to do so early. These photos were taken on April 4 after a pretty good rain… but, nothing like the deluge being predicted over the next few days.

Lawler assesses council tenure, the future

By: Aaron Lawler I have enjoyed my 3.5 years the council and I look forward to helping the people of Prairieville and all of Ascension for another 4.5 years. There are many achievements that I am proud of, the first chronologically was implementing Traffic Impact Fees, which had been studied for years without action.  I […]

Pettit: Dismiss Ascension Parish from Matassa’s lawsuit

Dismiss Ascension Parish from Matassa’s lawsuit! That was Jeff Pettit’s declaration after Tuesday’s Finance Committee “approved another $50,000” to pursue reimbursement of President Kenny Matassa’s legal fees to defend a bribery charge in 207-18.  Pettit is seeking to unseat Matassa stalwart, John Cagnolatti on October 12. “The first thing I will do as the District […]

Kim Christy: Matassa lawsuit a “waste of taxpayer dollars”

The Ascension Parish Home Rule Charter, Section 4-12(d) gives the Governing Authority powers to “make investigation of parish affairs and make inquiries into the conduct of any department, office, agency, or special district of the parish, including the investigation of the accounts, records, and transactions of the department, office, agency or special district.” Seemingly, there […]