Construction on KC Road means road closure for three weeks

Construction has begun on KC Road at the bridge between LA 74 and Babin Road. A lane closure will be required today; however, starting Tuesday, August 9, a ROAD CLOSURE will be necessary. NO traffic will be able to pass over the bridge. The road will be closed for the next three weeks. This is […]

Summer Boating Safety Tips from Sheriff Bobby Webre

“The Number One priority for every boater should be safety.  Make sure you are prepared for any even that could take while out on the water.”-Sheriff Bobby Webre. Boat Sober:  Never boat under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or medication.  Alcohol use is the leading contributing factor in fatal boating accidents. Stay Alert:  Follow all […]

Students/Teachers to access AP Library resources with Education e-Cards

Ascension Parish Library and Ascension Parish Schools have partnered to provide all students and teachers with eCards based on their school-issued ID numbers. These Student and Teacher eCards will automatically provide 24/7, year-round access to all of the digital resources the library has to offer. How it works: Your Student/Teacher eCard number combines myapl and […]

Gauthier Amedee Sharks advance to Championship Round

Gauthier Amedee Baseball has advanced to the Mid-South Regional championship round, beginning today, along with Tupelo (MS) and  Troy (AL).  That is by virtue of the Sharks’ victory over the previously unbeaten Alabama squad on Saturday by a 5-3 score. Luke Conerly (EA) went 6 innings scattering 3 runs & 4 hits while striking out […]

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 […]

The flawed argument for Electronic Traffic Enforcement in Gonzales

Arguing for adoption of an ordinance allowing Electronic Traffic Enforcement (ETE) inside the City of Gonzales, Chief of Police Sherman Jackson recently bemoaned the lack of traffic patrol personnel sufficient to protect students walking to and from school.  On July 11, when he first pitched ETE to Gonzales’ City Council, Jackson said: “Lots of complaints […]

Mayor and Police Chief continue to support Electronic Traffic Enforcement in Gonzales

Deferred but not dead, Gonzales’ mayor and police chief both expressed support for Electronic Traffic Enforcement (ETE) pursuant to an ordinance introduced during the City Council’s July 11 meeting.  According to a Baton Rouge television station whose camera showed up at City Hall on Monday: The Mayor says he supports the proposal and thinks it will keep […]

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 […]

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 […]

Recreation Committee recommends uses for $14 million from American Rescue Plan

Appearing on Thursday’s Parish Council meeting agenda is a recommendation to approve $10,749,980 worth of “recreation items” to be funded by a $14,000,000  “American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)” allocation.  Pursuant to a recommendation by the Council’s Recreation Committee last week, the recommendation includes $3.5 million in drainage and water quality projects envisioned by President Clint […]