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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Little Prairie Baptist Church to host Parish President forum

To whom it may concern, Little Prairie Baptist Church is going to host of forum of a meet and greet, as well as a question and answer session with the candidates for Ascension Parish President.  We have reached out to all candidates. Murphy Painter, Clint Cointment, Ricky Diggs and Rick Webre have committed to participate. […]

Ascension Community Theatre presents One-Act Play Festival (August 22-25)

Ascension Community Theatre’s next stage production will be the One-Act Play Festival. The One-Act Play Festival is a series of 6 one-act plays written and performed by local talent in Ascension Parish and surrounding areas. The festival runs August 22-25, 2019. Show times are as follows: Thursday-Saturday at 7:00 pm and Sunday at 2:00 pm. […]

Turner wins District 3 race after opponent withdraws

Adrian Thompson withdrew his name from the ballot for the District 3 Ascension Parish Council race which means the incumbent, Travis Turner is unopposed. 2020 marks the start of Turner’s third council term.  

Ricky Compton calls out parish for failure to enforce Development Code

NOTE:  Below is Ricky Compton’s presentation to the Planning Commission on Wednesday.  Compton was fired as Ascension’s Director of Planning and Development in March of 2016. In October of 2013, after many months of hard work, the Parish Council passed a new ordinance for Major Subdivision development.  In exchange for a reduction in lot sizes, […]

Three years post-flood, Council to introduce Fill ordinance in Drainage Code

REGULAR MEETING OF THE ASCENSION PARISH COUNCIL August 15, 2019 – 6:00 PM ASCENSION PARISH COURTHOUSE 828 S. Irma Blvd. Gonzales AGENDA (1) Call To Order / Invocation and Pledge (2) Roll Call (3) Chair’s Additions (4) Public Comment Sign- In Period (5) Presentations a. Certificates of Achievement – Eagle Scout Noah Holmes, Eagle Scout […]

Assessor Mert Smiley: Thank You Ascension Parish

I would like to thank the citizens of Ascension Parish for the honor and privilege of serving as your Assessor for another term. With the help of the highly trained and certified staff of your Assessor’s Office, we are now one of the premier Assessors Office in the state and nation. Being your Assessor is […]

LMA honors Gonzales project at recent convention

At the recent Louisiana Municipal Association (LMA) Annual Convention held in Monroe, municipalities from across the state joined together to learn about changes to a multitude of issues that affect them. Fiscal responsibility, programming, the offering of services, dealing with public records and their requests, and open meeting regulations are just a few of the […]