Parish Council meeting [4/16] to be “held by teleconference”

The last meeting of Ascension’s governing authority, the 11-member Parish Council, was conducted on February 20.  The meeting regularly scheduled for March 5 was canceled so that members could attend the National Association of Counties yearly conclave in Washington, D.C., the March 19 and April 2 council meetings were canceled due to the COVID-19 crisis.  […]

Cassidy provides links to Paycheck Protection Program application forms

Please find attached an updated borrower application form and lender application form for the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program. All of the PPP docs can be accessed through the following link: https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/top-priorities/cares-act/assistance-for-small-businesses. Other helpful links are below my signature line. Please let me know if you have any questions. –          Bill Paycheck Protection Program Resources U.S. Small Business […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of March 26-April 2

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of March 26-April 2: March 26 arrests: Jordan Batiste, 13287 Jake Gravois, Maurepas was arrested pursuant to a fugitive warrant; Jan Avara, 15245 Palomino Ln, Prairieville was charged w/ (4 counts) Simple Burglary, and arrested pursuant to a bench warrant. March 27 arrests: Natasha Silby, 38357 Pierce Rd, […]

Sorrento Council meeting CANCELED

Due to COVID-19, the regular scheduled meeting of the Town of Sorrento Mayor and Council for Tuesday April 7, 2020 has been cancelled.

St. James Parish enacts curfew

Ascension’s neighbor to the south, through which east and west bank residents must traverse to access opposite side of the Mississippi River, St. James Parish has enacted a curfew (the Sunshine Bridge is located wholly within St. James Parish).  Along with Sheriff Willy Martin, and the mayors of Lutcher and Gramercy, Parish President Pete Dufresne […]

Advisory Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure during COVID-19 crisis

NOTE: The following memorandum was issued by Christopher C. Krebs; Director of Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on March 28. As the Nation comes together to slow the spread of COVID-19, on March 16th the President issued updated Coronavirus Guidance for America that highlighted the importance of the critical infrastructure workforce. The Cybersecurity and […]

Highway 73 lane closures announced

Ascension Parish Department of Public Works has announced that construction began today on a Move Ascension project on Louisiana Highway 73 at the Henry Road intersection, north of Airline Highway in Prairieville. Work will occur between 7 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Intermittent lane closures will occur throughout the day. This schedule will […]

400,000 Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate tablets donated to Louisiana

Hydroxychloroquine has been identified as a possible treatment for COVID-19 Coronavirus and the large donation will go toward clinical trials and patient treatment in Louisiana Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, working with the assistance of State Senate Health and Welfare Chairman Fred Mills, is announcing a major donation by Amneal Pharmaceuticals to help respond to […]

African American Museum announces modified schedule

Due to COVID-19 also known as Coronavirus, the safety and well-being of our visitors, employees, and affiliates is of the utmost importance to us. The River Road African American Museum is committed to ensuring your experience with us remains safe, healthy, and consistent during this period of uncertainty. Please note, due to the unprecedented nature […]

Graves statement on Coronavirus Legislation passing U.S. House

U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) issued a statement and video message today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. “Congress just passed unanimously a much-needed shot in the arm, providing support for our health care workers, families and job creators in Louisiana – the […]