Prairieville man gets 15 years for Illegal Narcotics Possession

On February 15, 2018, Dwight Perrilloux of 37214 St. Marie Ave. Prairieville, LA., age 22, pled guilty to Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance. Perrilloux was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Charles “Chuck” Long, and presiding over this matter was the […]

Louisiana Legislature and the “fiscal cliff”

February 20, 2018 by Tom Aswell (Louisiana Voice) The latest from Fred Mulhearn: An inability to display leadership is necessarily a disqualification to serve. (Members of the Louisiana Legislature should keep that in mind)

Rotary Club of Gonzales Plans Annual Food Fest

Gonzales, LA – Members of the Gonzales Rotary Club have been busy preparing for its Annual Food Fest scheduled for February 27, 2018 at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center Trade Mart Building.   This annual event benefits the St. Theresa Food Bank. “Last year’s Food Fest had hundreds of people attend with over 40 restaurants and food […]

Matassa vetoes Organization Chart Ordinance

  On Thursday Ascension’s Parish Council adopted four ordinances including codification of an Organization Chart suggested by the hired firm, SSA Consultants.  President Kenny Matassa exercised his veto power vested in the presidency against the chart, adopted by a 5-4 vote meaning proponents must find three votes to override.  A companion ordinance establishing seven departments […]

Two South Louisiana men arrested for Internet Crimes Against Children

BATON ROUGE, LA – Attorney General Jeff Landry today announced the arrests of two South Louisiana men on multiple child pornography charges. “My office and I will remain committed to finding and apprehending those accused of Internet crimes against children,” said General Landry. “With the assistance of our law enforcement partners, we will continue to […]

Ascension Republican Women’s Planning Meeting notes

Ascension Republican Women Officers hold Planning Meeting on January 26 at the Clarion Inn in Gonzales.  Pictured from Left:  Darcy Rizzo, ARW Recording Secretary; Joy Bodin, ARW 2nd Vice President; Elizabeth Harris, ARW President; Maria Fernandez and Joyce LaCour, ARW 1st Vice President.   Visit ARW on Facebook at or e-mail:    Photo provided by Joyce LaCour

LPB to air Governor Edwards address to Special Session of Legislature

On Monday, February 19 at 5PM, LPB will air live coverage of Governor John Bel Edwards address to the Special Session of the Louisiana Legislature. André Moreau (Managing Editor, Louisiana: The State We’re In) will be joined in studio by President and CEO of the Council for Better Louisiana Barry Erwin. The address will also be carried […]

Cassidy opines on Tax Cuts, Bad Budget Deal, etc.

Good News for Coastal Restoration in President Trump’s Proposed Budget The president released his budget proposal, and it preserves the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) offshore revenue sharing program. The administration previously proposed eliminating GOMESA revenue sharing, which helps fund Louisiana’s coastal restoration projects. That’s vital for our nation’s economic and energy security, […]

William Daniel’s pals from BR about to pocket $190,000 for “Public Outreach”

Is it just us, or does $190,500 for Public Outreach for the Move Ascension transportation initiative seem like an abject waste of money?  It is on the Parish Council’s Thursday meeting Consent Agenda, where no discussion will be had, nor explanations offered why the expenditure is advisable (much less necessary). Newly-hired Infrastructure Division Director William […]

President Matassa proclaims Jesse Bartley Day

Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa proclaimed January 25, 2018 as Jesse Bartley Day in Ascension. Jesse James Bartley was born November 6, 1935, in Darrow, Louisiana and grew up in Hillaryville. He graduated from Lowery High School in Donaldsonville in 1953, where he was Senior Class President. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in […]