Laurel Ridge levee suit, another $1 million for “ditch maintenance” on EAD agenda (11/18)

EA DRAINAGE DISTRICT #1 BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING November 18, 2019 – 6:30 PM AGENDA (1) Call To Order / Roll Call of Commissioners (2) INVOCATION / PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE (3) Public Comments Period/Additions To Agenda (4) ACCEPTANCE OF MINUTES a. Approval of October 7, 2019 meeting minutes. (5) Chairman’s Report / Announcements (6) Drainage […]

Sorrento Council to consider Impact Fees, agreement with EA Drainage

AGENDA REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL, TOWN OF SORRENTO, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2019 6:00 P.M. Invocation Pledge Approve Minutes from meeting of mayor and council taken Tuesday, October 1, 2019 Approve bills for the month of October 2019 Police Report Monthly financial report Public hearing for ordinance 19-10, An Ordinance to Amend Appendix […]

LPB’s “Seize and Secure: The Battle for La Fiere” nominated for Suncoast Emmy

Baton Rouge – The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Suncoast Chapter announced on October 24 that Seize & Secure: The Battle for La Fière is nominated for a Suncoast EMMY® Award for Best Historical Documentary. Seize & Secure: The Battle for La Fière was produced in 2019 by Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) in collaboration with the National […]

Ascension Assessor honors vets by supporting local VFW chapter

As Veteran’s Day approaches, we’re reminded of the sacrifices of our heroes; past and present.  It is a time for honoring the many veterans that have served and protected our country and it’s values by reflecting, giving back and serving others. Assessor “Mert” Smiley stopped by the Gonzales VFW to offer assistance to Ascension Parish’s […]

65-year old Denham Springs man sentenced to 7 years pursuant to multi-charge guilty plea

On October 9, 2019, Shane Grigsby of 8103 Fitzgerald Rd. Denham Springs, LA., age 65, pled guilty to Monetary Instrument Abuse, Illegal Carrying of Weapons, Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance, Illegal Possession of Stolen Things, Resisting an Officer, Possession of Drug […]

Darrow man sentenced to 8 years for drugs/weapons convictions

On October 9, 2019, Keron Landry of 4404 Marchand School Rd. Darrow, LA., age 33, pled guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance. Landry was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Charles “Chuck” Long, and presiding over this […]

Get your order in for 4-H Sweet Potato and Pecan

Ascension 4-H is accepting orders for its annual Sweet Potato and Pecan fundraiser until October 30.

Groundbreaking for $28 million courthouse

A host of Ascension Parish officials joined Parish President Kenny Matassa Wednesday to officially break ground on the new courthouse being built on East Worthey Street in Gonzales, next to the Governmental Complex. A committee comprised of President Matassa, Judge Jason Verdigets, Judge Marilyn Lambert, Clerk of Court Bridget Hanna, and Sheriff Jeff Wiley organized […]

Board to oversee Animal Control (and $1.3 million tax revenue) being considered by Parish Council

Below is the proposed ordinance establishing bylaws for the Board which will oversee operation of Animal Services, including the projected $1.3 million annual property tax revenues generated by the one-mill ad valorem assessment approved by voters on December 8, 2018.  Emanating from the Council Personnel Committee, the goal is to seat the Board before year’s end as […]

Three area state legislators reelected without opposition, three races contested

Senator Eddie Lambert has won a second term in District 18 without opposition. Representative Clay Schexnayder went unchallenged for a third term in the House of Representatives. District 59’s “Tony” Bacala won a second term without opposition. There are three contested legislative elections in which the districts include, at least, parts of Ascension.  The most […]