2021 Louisiana Sheriff’s Scholarship Program accepting applications

Sheriff Bobby Webre announced that the Louisiana Sheriff’s Scholarship Program will award scholarships providing assistance to worthy Louisiana students in furthering their education and training with resources made available through the Louisiana Sheriff’s Honorary Membership Program. Scholarships of a maximum of $500 each will be awarded to graduating high school students from each parish where […]

Parish Council agenda includes Sewer Agreement with NWI (Thursday)

REGULAR MEETING OF THE ASCENSION PARISH COUNCIL January 21, 2021 ­ 6:00 PM VIDEO CONFERENCE For Public Comment (225)621­8636 Enter Participant Code: 939496 or email comments to comments@apgov.us AGENDA (1) Call To Order / Invocation and Pledge (2) Roll Call (3) Chair’s Additions (4) Public Comment Sign­ In Period (5) Parish President’s Report: (6) Consent […]

APL: Mental Health Counseling with Louisiana Spirit (1/27)

Are you feeling overwhelmed with feelings of stress, fear, or anxiety about the uncertainty of COVID-19?  Join the Ascension Parish Library for this informative presentation on how COVID-19 has affected our community via Zoom on Wednesday, January 27, at 10:00 AM.  Our presenter, Rosalyn Augustus with Louisiana Spirit at Capital Area Human Services, will provide […]

Second suspect in early morning homicide in custody

Update: Brandon Tibbetts was located and arrested in Slidell. He will be booked into Ascension Parish Jail at a later date.  Below is APSO’s initial press release: Shortly after midnight on Saturday, January 16, deputies responded to a local hospital in reference to a male subject who arrived by private vehicle driven by another subject, […]

Ascension hiring BREC Program Coordinator as next Recreation Director

Ascension Parish is about to have a new Recreation Director, Michael King who is currently a Program Coordinator for BREC.  King’s impending hiring was announced by Director of Planning and Facility Maintenance, Ricky Compton, at the most recent meeting of the Parish Council’s Recreation Committee. “On January 5, after narrowing down more than 90 applications received, […]

Boil Water Advisory issued in Donaldsonville area

Parish Utilities of Ascension BOIL WATER ADVISORY January 14, 2021 Parish Utilities of Ascension has experienced a water main leak on LA 3089. Because of this, there is always a possibility that the water in the line could have been contaminated. The areas affected by this advisory may have experienced low water pressure are as […]

BBB SCAM ALERT: COVID-19 relief scams target small business owners

With the new United States’ COVID-19 relief package rolling out, scam artists are at it again! This time, scammers are targeting small businesses, claiming they are missing out on pandemic relief funding they’ve never even heard of! How the Scam Works You receive a call, email, or social media message directed to you as a business owner […]

Graves Statement on Today’s Events on Capitol Hill

“What happened today on Capitol Hill was disgusting, surreal, and beyond the pale. Selling out to savagery in the face of frustration doesn’t make you a patriot — it makes you a fool. I condemn every violent and destructive element of today’s events. It is an embarrassment to America.”

JBE extends modified Phase Two order, including mask mandate to January 13

Gov. John Bel Edwards extended his modified Phase Two order on Tuesday, including Louisiana’s statewide mask mandate, to January 13, 2021, as hospitalizations have exceeded the level reached during the second surge in July. The Governor also declared an emergency for the elections in February, March and April of next year, per a request from […]

Council abolishes east bank Utilities District; notices election to sell off sewer treatment assets

On Thursday Ascension’s Parish Council adopted an ordinance abolishing Ascension Consolidated Utilities District (ACUD) #2 moments after noticing its intent to place the sale of its wastewater treatment assets on the ballot for April 24, 2021.  ACUD #2 was created in 2010 to provide “economy and efficiency in the furnishing of utilities (defined as sewer […]