Ascension partners with Ochsner to offer free COVID-19 testing

Ascension Parish President Clint Cointment announced today that the Parish has partnered with Ochsner Health System to offer free COVID-19 testing at Lamar-Dixon Expo Center. “I am very pleased to once again be able to offer free testing to our people,” said President Cointment. “This cooperative endeavor with Ochsner has made it possible, and I […]

Did Joe Biden beat Donald Trump? Take the latest Pelican Poll.

More than 156 MILLION votes were cast, according to the numbers submitted by 50 states, in the November 3 presidential election.  That is better than a 22-million vote increase from 2016, an extraordinary 14% which beggars the imagination; in fact, if post-election polling data is to be believed, a significant percentage of Americans profess disbelief […]

JBE on SCOTUS declining to hear challenge to COVID mitigation measures

Gov. John Bel Edwards issued the following statement following the United States Supreme Court denying a motion to hear the case of Spell v. Edwards, which sought to overturn the Governor’s mitigation measures. Gov. Edwards said: “Throughout the course of this pandemic, I have let science and data inform the many difficult decisions I have […]

State legislators, mayors join Cointment in seeking Congressional help to fund drainage projects

Dear Honorable Senators Cassidy & Kennedy and Congressman Graves: Those representing various governing bodies in Ascension Parish, Louisiana in both state and local government are coming to you with a united front in purpose and resolve to address current drainage issues now facing our beloved Ascension Parish. At this time, we have identified two projects […]

Add cheer to this holiday with LPB

Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) knows there’s a comfort in the familiar. “The holidays are all about traditions and while we may not be able to follow some of the seasonal customs we are used to this year, it makes us look forward to those that we can still embrace,” says Jason Viso, Director of Programming […]

Louisiana Hospitals: We need your help in keeping infections down at Thanksgiving

From the Office of Governor John Bel Edwards: Louisiana Hospital Association president Paul Salles penned a column in The Advocate on how Louisiana’s hospitals need the people of our state to do their part to keep COVID infections down this Thanksgiving. He concludes: “Doing your part to reduce the spread of the virus is, by far, […]

Citizen proposes idea to bolster Development Code’s Traffic Impact Study policy

Letter from Jeff Pettit to Councilman Chase Melancon who chairs the Strategic Planning Committee: In regards to preliminary plats; we have seen developers time and time again in the required traffic studies use future road improvements in their calculations. If they wish to use those calculations then I suggest they present actual data based on […]

JBE announces Federal Grant for COVID-19 Economic Recovery

Gov. John Bel Edwards and Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Don Pierson welcomed the award of $2.4 million in federal funds to spur business recovery throughout Louisiana in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. LED will match $600,000 in state funds for a $3 million initiative. The department will work with economic developers statewide on […]

BLEXIT Back the Blue event on Friday in Gonzales

Please join us as we host a BLEXIT Back the Blue event on Friday, November 20th between 11 AM to 1 PM at the Gonzales Jambalaya Park, honoring our Law Enforcement officers of the City of Gonzales, Ascension and Iberville Parish. Come show your support! Jambalaya and Refreshments will be served to the hard-working men […]

Wreaths across America (Ascension) taking orders now

The Ascension Veterans Memorial Park Foundation is now taking orders for a wreath to place on the graves of Ascension Parish veterans this Christmas season. The deadline to order a wreath for veteran graves will be November 30, 2020.  This program is part of the nationwide Wreaths Across America program to remember and honor our […]