Bond to pay $140 million in capital projects for AP Schools on ballot

The Ascension Parish School Board is asking voters to extend an existing 15.08 mills to fund designated construction projects and improvements across the district. The proposal includes a much-needed new high school, updated classrooms, and athletic facilities, and other major improvements. The dedicated millage has supported capital improvements for 40 years. 2020 BOND CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS: […]

The Ascension Fund awards $54,000 in grants for the 2020-21 School Year

The Ascension Fund Board, sponsors and volunteers managed to surprise teachers at 20 schools across Ascension Parish with the news that they have received grant funds to support innovative and creative methods of learning for our students.  The Ascension Fund, a non-profit organization, awarded a total of $54,000 in its latest round of competitive grants. […]

Ascension Christian High grad awarded scholarship

Ascension Christian High School graduate Madison Hebert was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from Pelican State Credit Union. Madison is a member of Pelican’s Prairieville branch located at 17026 Airline Highway in Prairieville, Louisiana. In recognition of her outstanding academic achievements and community service efforts, she is one of 13 college-bound students to receive such an […]

Former AP Councilman Allison Bourque dies at age 82

Allison James Bourque passed away August 6, 2020 at the age of 82. A US Army veteran, Allison was also active in the community. He was elected to the very last Ascension Parish Police Jury, and was instrumental in the creation and passage of the Home Rule Charter. He then served two terms on the […]

Registration for Ascension Flight Soccer Club extended to September 13

This Fall brings a new soccer season in Ascension Parish with Ascension Flight Soccer Club, the Home of Soccer in Ascension Parish. Registration for the Recreational Programs opens July 1st and ends September 13th, an extension created to allow families to navigate through the COVID- 19 period. Registration is available to all new and existing […]

Homeschooling this year? Ascension Library can help

Homeschooling this year? Let Ascension Parish Library help you navigate curriculum planning. Your library card gives you free access to educational databases that encompass everything from language learning and reading to science and social studies. Many of these databases, like Scholastic and World Book resources, are time-tested teaching sources. On August 11th, the library will […]

Our Lady of Blind River takes another step toward restoration

Effort are ongoing to restore Our Lady of Blind River Church to something like its former glory.  A big shout-out to Schexnaydre Restoration and our hard-working volunteers.  Over the weekend steps were installed, the next step toward opening the doors for all to enjoy. Pictured above:  At left are Jed and Lisa LeBlanc, with Lance Weber […]

Register now for 2020 Virtual Dancing For A Cause fundraising event

After considering the safety and well-being of our community during these unprecedented times, The Arc of East Ascension has decided to make this year’s Dancing For A Cause fundraising event virtual. Due to this transition, The Arc is in need of more participants. The Arc is hopeful that our community will support this virtual effort to ensure that Ascension Parish’s […]

Casso amends agenda to hire Ernst & Young for comparative analysis of sewer plans

Two days ago President Clint Cointment called out “certain council members” for “intentional sabotage (and) manipulating the process in favor” of Bernhard Capital Partners as the governing authority considers a mega-million dollar proposal for east bank sanitary sewer.  Yesterday the council chairwoman, District 8 representative Teri Casso amended the body’s next meeting agenda (tonight) to […]

Anonymous letter accuses Cointment of criminal posting to social media

An anonymous letter addressed to numerous media outlets, Ascension’s Sheriff and District Attorney, and the Parish Council accused President Clint Cointment of “using taxpayer money and parish employees to create videos for his political website, Clint Cointment-the Clear Choice.”  Posted from Baton Rouge, like another anonymous letter received by the former District 4 councilman recently, […]