Ledet’s Auto and Ascension Credit Union teaming up for March 8 sales event

Mark your calendar, March 8 (Monday) is Ledet’s Auto Sales’ 1-Day Car Sale.  The flyer says it all.

Shanie Bourg appointed as Registrar of Voters

Shanie Bourg emerged from a list of 17 applicants to be appointed Registrar of Voters on Thursday with a six-member majority of the Parish Council voting for the 50-year old Ascension native over two other finalists.  Bourg will take the reins from Robert Poche who recently retired after 37 years in the post.  A Commissioner of Elections […]

AG Landry: Consumer Protection Week is time to learn about scams

From cars to houses and work to leisure, consumers spend big bucks each year for necessities and luxuries. Unfortunately, many fraudsters ply their trade wreaking havoc on these shoppers. In fact, Americans lost $174 million to scams in 2020 alone, according to the Federal Trade Commission. And Attorney General Landry wants to use this week, […]

DOTD expropriates property for Hwy 44 roundabout; property owner responds by obstructing view of roadway

On January 28 Judge Alvin Turner signed the Expropriation Order whereby Louisiana DOTD takes possession of 1.445 acres in the southeast corner of the intersection formed by the junction of Hwy 44 and Hwy 941/Loosemore Road.  At the southern city limits of Gonzales, the intersection has long been a chokepoint for motorists on one of Ascension’s more […]

Property Assessment freeze for those over 65; one tax comes off the books

On November 3, 2020 voters (with 62% approval) amended Louisiana’s Constitution, Article VII, Section 18(G).  Anyone age 65 and older subject to an adjusted gross income limitation of $100,000 can freeze the assessed value of your property (not your taxes) as long as you have homestead exemption.  If you are disabled veteran with a service-connected disability rating […]

Guilty Pleas for the Week of February 15-19

During the week of February 15 – February 19, 2021, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court-Ascension Parish: Joseph Guidry, 18624 Broussard Rd. Prairieville, LA., age 39, pled guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance (2 counts) and Possession […]

Local realtor earns prestigious professional accreditation

Holly Sheets has bee awarded the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR*) designation by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) of the National Association of Realtors. Holly joins a select group of real estate professionals across the globe who have earned the ABR* designation.  All were required to successfully complete a comprehensive course in buyer representation […]

Duane Humphrey seeking seat on Sorrento Council

Hello, my name is Duane Humphrey and I am running for a seat on the Town Council in Sorrento. I want to play an active role to benefit the Town and it’s future growth.  I plan to use my voice for the citizen’s and their needs and concerns.  I have Council experience from the past […]

Boone Construction in, James Moore company out as New River project contractor

The agenda items on tomorrow’s Special Meeting of the East Ascension Drainage Commission actually merit a special meeting.  Two major Capital Projects on the drawing board for decades, Laurel Ridge Levee Extension and New River Channel Improvements seem near fruition.  The Commission is scheduled to consider approval of Boone Construction’s bid for the New River project and will consider […]

Ascension to implement new GPS system, no employee disciplinary action until policy in place

The Council Finance Committee recently approved implementation of a new “Productivity Tracking” GPS for Ascension Parish, changing providers from My Government Online to Acadian Total Security’s better product.  That opinion was offered by Professional Project Manager Jade Robin, three months on the job, who explained a plethora of additional benefits from the new provider with a reduction in price […]