APSO Christmas Crusade Distribution rescheduled for Saturday

Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office has rescheduled its annual Christmas Crusade distribution.  New distribution schedule is: Saturday, December 16th: 9am to 11am in Gonzales o   East Ascension Courthouse on Irma Blvd.  10am to 12pm in Donaldsonville o   West Ascension Courthouse on Houmas St.  

What’s at stake for Matassa today?

This morning at 9:00 a.m. Ascension President, and felony criminal defendant, Kenny Matassa is due in Judge Jason Verdigets’ Division A courtroom in Gonzales for his Guilty Plea Cutoff hearing.  He will enter a plea of “Guilty” without an agreement worked out with prosecutor, Jeff Traylor, who is representing the Attorney General’s office on behalf […]

Merit raises for Gonzales Mayor/Police Chief: Do rules apply to elected officials?

Tonight’s Gonzales’ City Council agenda includes a “Discussion of a merit increase for Mayor and Police Chief” along with a “salary increase for City Council members.”  Discussion is the term utilized by the council when it introduces any measure which can only go into effect by enactment of an ordinance.  While we hope an actual […]

Two years and $39.5 million with little to show for EA Drainage

NOTE: We begin our analysis of parish government with the first in a series of “Year in Review” items delineated by Parish Council Standing Committees (and EA Drainage Board which is composed of 10 Council members).  As it happens the end of 2017 coincides with the half-way point of the current council and parish presidential […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of November 30-December 7

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of November 30-December 7: November 30 arrests: Kalem Joseph Laviolette, 31, 1824 Erlanger Dr, Baton Rouge was charged w/ Possession of Marijuana; Robert L. Hardy, 46, 41091 Hwy 931, Gonzales was charged w/ Video Voyeurism; Jeremy Jarreau, 36, 41274 Hwy 933, Prairieville was charged w/ 2nd Degree Battery; Winston […]

The dumbest thing Kenny ever said!

The competition is stiff and the list is long; but the single dumbest thing Kenny Matassa has been overheard to say came in the cringe-inducing, excruciatingly embarrassing State of the Parish address staged recently at Parish Bond Council Malcolm Dugas’ bed and breakfast/gift shop on Railroad Ave in Donaldsonville. As a candidate he promised to […]

Ascension Community Awareness and Emergency Response donates to Christmas Crusade

Donaldsonville – The Ascension Parish Chemical Industry Community Awareness and Emergency Response (CAER) Committee is please to make its annual donation to the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Christmas Crusade for children, stated CAER Chairman James E. LeBlanc. The CAER Committee, which is an Industry Committee made up of the following Chemical Facilities Baker Hughes, BASF, Westlake […]

St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department reminds residents of Christmas tree safety

St. Amant – The St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department would like to remind Ascension residents about Christmas tree safety, stated Chief Officer James E. LeBlanc. “A dry tree will go up in seconds,” stated Chief LeBlanc. Those flames can quickly spread to other items like curtains and furniture. A dry tree that’s not out in windy […]

GOP Roundtable recap

Ascension Republican Women 2018 officers visit with keynote speaker,Bryce Barras(c), Louisiana State Director for Convention of States Action, at the Ascension GOP Roundtable on November 16th at the Clarion Inn in Gonzales.  From Left: Joyce LaCour, Darcy Rizzo, Barras, Joy Bodin and Elizabeth Harris,  Barras spoke on the current status of the Convention of States effort. (12 states have signed the resolution.) […]

St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department reminds residents to stay warm and safe during cold weather

St. Amant – The St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department reminds Ascension residents to prepare for low temperatures next week, stated Chief Officer James E. LeBlanc. Ascension Residents are reminded that the use of cooking burners and ovens is not a good idea to heat your home during the expected low cold temperatures coming our way in […]