St. Theresa Middle Students of the Year Winners Announced

Student of the Year is an award given to a 5th and 8th grade student each year.  Each school in the Diocese of Baton Rouge recognizes students who have demonstrated excellence in the following areas: leadership, citizenship, academics.  Students who are selected must create a binder to showcase these three areas.  They are also required […]

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 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 […]

RPCC semester begins on Tuesday, 100% virtual classes until February 1

RPCC is looking forward to starting our Spring 2021 Semester on Tuesday, 1/19. To make sure we have a #SafeStart, all RPCC classes will be 100% virtual for the first two weeks. The classes will transition to their normal format on 2/1. Students are encouraged to get tested before they return to campus – but this […]

Teach Ascension Academy accepting applications for Alternative Certification Program

Ascension Public Schools is currently accepting applications for its Teach Ascension Academy (TAA), the district’s alternative certification program. Applications are due by Feb. 1, 2021. “The Teach Ascension Academy provides us with the opportunity to engage our community in supporting our schools. By engaging people from outside education, we provide our kids with many different perspectives […]

Cointment pledges revisions to Development Code after subdivision approvals

Ascension Parish residents: Having watched the January 13, 2021 meeting of the Planning Commission, I feel it is necessary to address the concerns voiced by so many of you, all of which I share as Parish President and a fellow citizen of Ascension Parish. Three subdivision plats, two residential and one commercial, were approved Wednesday […]

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 […]

Low bid for gym at Lamar Dixon comes in $840,000 over the budget

Bids to construct a new gym a Lamar Dixon Expo Center (LDEC) are in, but none comes close to the $2.5 million construction budget set in 2019.  Ascension’s Director of Planning and Facility Maintenance, Ricky Compton delivered the bad news to the Parish Council’s Recreation Committee on Tuesday.  The low bid is $840,000 over the project budget. […]

Impact Sports to operate Ascension Parish Youth Baseball

We will announce a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement between Ascension Parish and Impact Sports of Gonzales.  Impact Sports has been authorized to manage and operate the Parish Youth Baseball program for children aged 3 to 18. Impact Sports is committed to providing an outstanding experience for the kids, families, coaches, and partnered sponsors of AP Baseball. […]

Wash ‘N Roll Car Wash opens in Prairieville

Wash ‘N Roll, a local, family-owned business, known for their mascot Jay the Frog and for being #AuthenticAscension, opened their second car wash on January 11, 2021. Wash ‘N Roll has been serving customers for three years at their first location on Hwy 44 in Gonzales. The new car wash is located on 17273 Ronald […]

No Shave November raises over $30,000 for American Cancer Society

It all started with a beard, but ended with a big gift to those living with cancer. In 2016, several Ascension Parish sheriff’s deputies approached PIO Allison B. Hudson with the idea of raising money for the American Cancer Society by allowing male deputies to sport beards and pay a fee of $25 for the […]