EATEL/ASPB Partnership Yields Approximately $150,000 for schools

 Ascension Public Schools and EATEL partnered to increase applications for the national free and reduced meals program. In addition to eligibility determinations for school meal programs, these applications are used to determine funding levels for the school district for many state and federal sources. EATEL donated 10 Chromebooks for giveaways as an incentive for parents to complete the […]

Ascension’s new Safety Director cautions against Distracted Driving

Ascension Parish has a new Safety & Security Director in the familiar personage of James LeBlanc.  35 years with St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department, overlapping with his employment at Honeywell, the ubiquitous LeBlanc’s skill set and experience seem perfectly suited to the job.  On Tuesday he appeared before the Council’s Strategic Planning Committee to lead […]

Cointment to Sorrento Council: No forced tie-ins of existing sewer treatment units in proposal

With three council members-elect in the audience, and without a quorum as three current members were absent, Sorrento’s Town Council could conduct no business on Tuesday.  Town Attorney Matt Percy was present, with long-awaited news on a lingering lawsuit.  So was Ascension President Clint Cointment who pitched the Sewer Conveyance and Franchise  Agreement between the parish […]

Edmonston bills to combat discrimination against those who don’t get COVID vaccine

Submitted by Representative Edmonston’s office: With the continued restrictions related to COVID-19 on Louisiana’s citizens, Rep. Kathy Edmonston would like to ensure that any future developments do not cause further restrictions that will do more harm than good.  To this end she has filed two bills related to vaccinations and immunity status. HB 349 prohibits […]

Why projects take so long? New River Dredging a prime example

On February 16, 2005, while considering Old Business, East Ascension Drainage Commission approved a contract for “the design phase of the Bayou Francois and New River Dredging Project.”  16 years later and…New River is still awaiting the dredge with Bayou Francois removed from consideration.  The New River job is bogged down in litigation seeking to enjoin the […]

BASF donates $5,500 to St. Amant Hs Navy Junior ROTC STEM program

BASF is supporting St. Amant High School’s Navy Junior ROTC program with a $5,500 donation toward its Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Program. The donation funds JROTC’s new underwater robotics program called Sea Perch. Sea Perch offers cadets in the program an opportunity to gain hands-on experience building and operating a remotely operated vehicle […]

The ARC of East Ascension wants your car

The Arc of East Ascension is proud to announce its first fundraiser of the year, which is asking the community for car donations. The cars will be auctioned off and the proceeds will be issued via monthly checks to The Arc of East Ascension in order to exemplify their community mission. With these donations, The […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of March 18-25

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of March 18-25: March 18 arrests: Brent Graves, 26, 37122 2nd St, Darrow was charged w/ 2nd Degree Battery; Dashia Celius, 27, 12033 Roddy Rd, Gonzales was charged w/ Violations of Protective Orders; Rhonda Savario, 60, 30080 Stump Rd, Walker was charged w/ Probation Violation, and arrested pursuant to […]

Frank Cagnolatti resigns from Gonzales Planning Commission

Frank Cagnolatti, one of the truly good guys who cares deeply about the City of Gonzales, resigned his chairmanship on the city’s Planning & Zoning Commission recently due to health concerns.  On Monday the City Council appointed Ralph Rebowe to assume Cagnolatti’s seat on the commission, but Frank Cagnolatti can never be replaced.  The perfect […]

JBE announces $42 Million for Hwy 22 drainage project

Gov. John Bel Edwards is announcing $163 million in federal funding for 15 state projects and programs designed to reduce flood risk for communities throughout the state.  Among them is: Ascension and Livingston parishes: $42 million for La. Hwy 22 bridge construction and drainage improvements Project Description: Excavation of two drainage basins through La. Hwy 22 […]