Cointment proposes four-term limit on Ascension elected officials

Last week Ascension’s Parish Council deferred an item to place a three-term limit on its membership and the Office of Parish President before voters.   Councilwoman Teri Casso, reiterating her intention not to seek a fourth term next year, successfully sought the deferral “for the administration to initiate workshops” and afford colleagues an opportunity “to express […]

Finance Agenda features Hwy 30 Economic Development District (Monday)

FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING August 8, 2022 – 6:00 PM ASCENSION PARISH COURTHOUSE- Gonzales AGENDA (1) Call To Order / Invocation and Pledge (2) Roll Call (3) Chair’s Additions (4) Public Comment (5) GENERAL BUSINESS a. Volunteer Ascension Annual Presentation (Sherry Denig, Volunteer Ascension) b. Approval to introduce Proposed Ordinance to create the Highway 30 Industrial […]

CF Industries announces $198.5 million plan to produce Blue Ammonia

DONALDSONVILLE, La. –CF Industries plans to invest $198.5 million to construct a CO2 compression and dehydration unit at its Ascension Parish plant in an effort to reduce carbon emissions at what it says is the largest ammonia production facility in the world. The project would create 12 new direct jobs with average salaries of $100,000 per […]

Vigorous debate over proposed ban of Kratom sale/use in Ascension Parish

It is a rare occasion when the mere Introduction of Ordinances generates much in the way of public participation at a Ascension Parish Council meeting, particularly one conducted on the parish’s sparsely populated west bank.  Thursday’s was certainly the exception as a few dozen individuals descended on Donaldsonville’s historic courthouse to express passionate opinions on […]

Ascension Chamber announces Return of the Business Expo for 2022

The Business Expo returns after a two-year hiatus and is on track to be the Chamber’s largest Expo ever, adding an engaging speaker lineup amongst other new offerings. The Ascension Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the return of the Business Expo & Summit Presented by the Cardiovascular Institute of the South at the Lamar Dixon […]

RPCC unveils Process Equipment Training Plant

River Parishes Community College hosted the Commissioning Ceremony for our Process Equipment Training Plant on Friday.  The ribbon was cut on a new, fully operational glycol processing unit that is used to train Process Operators, Instrumentation Technicians, and other Industrial tradespeople. Planned, designed, and built with the support of our industrial partners in the Greater […]

OLOL donates acreage to build connector diverting traffic from Hwy 30

In the works for quite a long time, plans to construct a road south of (and parallel to) Hwy 30 in Gonzales just took a major step forward.  On Monday the city council approved an Act of Donation whereby Our Lady of the Lake Hospital, LLC gives 3.8 acres for “a new roadway to connect […]

Work begins for Alexander’s Market in Heritage Crossing

A long time coming as a turbulent few years of market volatility, supply chain uncertainty and skyrocketing building costs, Alexander’s Heritage Market is underway! The crews are hard at work prepping the site and bringing in materials to its new location in Heritage Crossing. A grocer will be a huge convenience for the area! Adding to […]

Electronic Traffic Enforcement ordinance pulled from Gonzales City Council agenda

On July 11 the City of Gonzales’ Council introduced a six-page, ten-ordinance piece of legislation to enact Electronic Traffic Enforcement (ETE).  Sold by Chief of Police Sherman Jackson as a means to slow down speeding motorists in School Zones, and nothing more, the text of the introduced ordinance contained no limitations on implementation city-wide, School Zone […]

Experienced Judge, Former Prosecutor, Steven Miller announces for First Circuit Court of Appeal

Judge Steven Miller (R-Thibodaux), who has served Lafourche Parish as a District Court Judge since 2015, is announcing he is running for the Court of Appeal. He is seeking to fill the First Circuit seat open as a result of the recently announced retirement of Chief Judge Vanessa Guidry Whipple. Judge Miller was first elected […]