Latest Pelican Poll: Industrial Tax Exemptions, “Yes” or “No”?

Ascension Parish taxing authorities have never denied a request for an industrial tax exemption.  Are we giving away too much? Let your voice be heard by taking the latest Pelican Poll.

Is Ascension giving away too much in industrial tax exemptions?

Ascension’s taxing authorities never met an Industrial Tax Exemption they didn’t like.  At the most recent Parish Council meeting it was Shell Chemical over which members gushed, insipidly begging the petrochemical giant to up its local investment by $1.2 billion in return for a $104 million ITEP exemption (which does not include others expected from […]

Robert Debate appointed to Sorrento Council; Special Election set for October 12

A unanimous Town Council appointed Robert Debate to join the body Monday afternoon, filling the vacancy left when first-term Councilwoman Randi Sutton resigned earlier this month.  Debate, a lifelong resident of Sorrento who lived there prior to the town’s 1950s incorporation, attended the Special Meeting like he has done so many times before. “I’m going […]

Krewe of Diversion schedules Mardi Gras Boat Parade (2/23)

Krewe of Diversion Mardi Gras Boat Parade is set to roll (or float) on February 23, ten days before the main event which lands on March 5 this year. 2019 marks the Silver Anniversary for the Krewe which donates all proceeds from the annual event to St. Judes Hospital.  See below for details

Sunshine Bridge to close this weekend

Starting Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 6:00 AM, the LA 70: Sunshine Bridge will be closed until Monday, January 28, 2019 at 5:00 AM. This closure is necessary for the repair and replacement of structural components of the bridge related to the emergency repair project. For the duration of this closure, a detour route will be set up for […]

HNTB’s Transportation Plan: Another $800,000 wasted

$800,000 worth of funding allocated in 2016, HNTB engineers assigned task of producing a long-range Transportation Master Plan for Ascension Parish was put on the back burner when a $25 million bond was retired, then re-issued to fund MoveAscension’s roundabouts and safety widening of select parish roads.  The firm is back on task, presenting an update at […]

Ascension Parish Libraries on the road at locations near you

We’re on the road! With regular visits to a location near you, we’re expanding our services and extending our reach to provide books and other library services to those who may not be able to travel to our branch libraries. Look for us at these locations!* St. Amant Park: Tuesday; January 22 from 10-12 P.M. […]

St. Amant man receives 5-Year sentence in burglary plea

On January 15, 2019, Elmo Lambert of 45368 Gold Place Rd. St. Amant, LA., age 45, pled guilty to Simple Burglary (2 counts). Lambert was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Leila Braswell, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Jason Verdigets. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors […]

Parish Government offices closed in observance of MLK Day

All Ascension Parish Government Offices will be closed on Monday, January 21, 2019 in observance of  Martin Luther King Day Offices will reopen on Tuesday, January 22

Matassa proclaims School Board Member Recognition Month

At the January 17 meeting of the Ascension Parish Council, President Kenny Matassa invited the entire Ascension Parish School Board as he proclaimed School Board Member Recognition Month. According to the proclamation: The education of Louisiana’s school-aged children is the foundation upon which the social, economic, and intellectual capital of our state is built; and  […]