JBE reinstates Statewide Temporary Mask Mandate

Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards has temporarily reinstated Louisiana’s statewide mask mandate indoors for all people age five and older as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise across Louisiana, threatening the ability of Louisiana’s hospitals to deliver care during this fourth surge of COVID. Louisiana is currently in the worst surge of the COVID-19 […]

Parish Council agenda for Thursday

REGULAR MEETING OF THE ASCENSION PARISH COUNCIL August 5, 2021 ­ 6:00 PM ASCENSION PARISH COURTHOUSE-Donaldsonville AGENDA (1) Call To Order / Invocation and Pledge (2) Roll Call (3) Chair’s Additions (4) Public Comment Sign­ In Period (5) Presentations: a. JaVon Ophelia’s Act Summer Camp (Chairwoman Teri Casso, Councilman Alvin Thomas, Councilman Travis Turner ­ […]

APSO Back-to-School Bash (August 7)

Sheriff Bobby Webre and APSO will host the 2021 Back-to-School Bash on Saturday, August 7 at the Wag Center in Donaldsonville.

Department of Education launches new podcast

The Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) announced the launch of “Teacher Leader Lagniappe,” a podcast hosted by Em Cooper, Deputy Assistant Superintendent of Educator Development. “I am excited to provide Louisiana educators a platform and voice to share their inspiring stories,” Cooper said. “We really wanted to reach our 45,000 educators to give them access […]

District 5’s Dempsey Lambert the latest recall target

Dempsey Lambert, a member of Ascension’s Parish Council since 2004, is the target of a Recall Petition filed on July 26.  21 months removed from a 39-vote electoral victory to secure his fifth term in office, a successful recall of Lambert will require more than 2,850 signatures from “Active Registered Voters” in District 5 (3,599 […]

Ascension Listens at Central Middle School today

Ascension Listens will be at Central Middle School, in the cafeteria, on Thursday July 29 at 6 pm. For more dates and places, visit: www.AscensionListens.com

Federal Eviction Moratorium coming to an end, Louisiana offers rental assistance

As the federal moratorium on evictions comes to an end Saturday, July 31, Gov. John Bel Edwards is urging residents who are struggling with rent or utility bills due to COVID-19 related financial hardship to apply for millions in federal funds through the Louisiana Emergency Rental Assistance Program, or through one of seven locally administered […]

Louisiana hits record COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations

Today, as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Louisiana both hit records, the Louisiana Department of Health and Governor Edwards both urge individuals in Louisiana to take immediate precautions for their own and others’ safety. The Louisiana Department of Health announces 6,797 new COVID-19 cases reported to the state since July 26, 2021 – the second […]

Henry Rd at AP Hwy 930 to Close for Construction

Ascension Parish Department of Public Works announced today that the intersection of Ascension Parish Road 930 and Henry Road will be closed until further notice, effective immediately. This closure is to aid the contractor in quicker completion of the construction of the roundabout at this intersection while school is closed. The roundabout… will not be […]

Ascension Listens scheduled for Monday at Dutchtown Middle

Ascension Listens‘ next stop is Dutchtown Middle School on Monday (July 26) at 6:00 p.m.