Volume 136 Number 20 - May 14, 2009


Corps plans to beef up spillway for off-road recreation
Last year, an estimated 400,000 people visited the Bonnet Carré Spillway, and while more than a quarter of that number was likely due to the spillway’s opening, the rest was because of the recreational opportunities offered there.

Jail courses keep inmates on straight path after prison
Jail courses keep inmates on straight path after prison Since its inception in 2005, Project Transition has become an important lifeline for inmates at the Nelson Coleman Correctional Center, giving them the skills and training they need to cope with the outside world.

Parish monitoring 18 mosquito species that can transmit diseases
Parish monitoring 18 mosquito species that can transmit diseases Each summer, hordes of mosquitoes descend on backyards, parks and playgrounds.

Rat terriers in spillway a mystery
Eleven rat terriers have been left in the spillway in the last eight months. For the second time in less than a year, St. Charles Parish animal control workers have been called out to the Bonnet Carré Spillway for an unusual request - to pick up purebred rat terriers.


HHS, DHS compete in district, state track meets
Heather R. Breaux
The Louisiana High School Athletic Association 5-A state track meet was held at Louisiana State University on May 10.
DHS exercises demons of past Blue Jay defeats
Special to the Herald-Guide
Going into Monday's regional round playoff game against 10th-seeded Jesuit, Destrehan baseball coach Marty Luquet knew the history and so did his team.
Tigers fall one win shy of state, ending season
Special to the Herald-Guide
Hahnville's baseball season came to an end Monday, just one win shy of the 5A state tournament thanks to a familiar district foe.
Outdoor Report
Staff Report
For three weeks the winds have blown at tropical-force levels over our fishing waters.
5 NSE kids compete in LA fitness meet
Staff Report
Five students from Norco 4-6 and one from Norco K-3 Elementary School were selected to participate in the State Fitness Meet held in Lafayette on April 25.
Hahnville’s Ryan Waters signs with Jones County Community College
Staff Report
Congratulations to Hahnville High School Senior, Ryan Waters, who has recently signed with Jones County Community College for baseball.

Our View

Smoking decision should be left up to the owners
A bill introduced by State Rep. Gary Smith that would ban smoking in bars is sure to elicit strong opinions depending on who you ask.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Thieves break into 5 vehicles in Luling During the early morning hours of May 12, thieves broke into five vehicles in the Lakewood and Mimosa Park area, making off with cash and an iPod.


Scholarship open to college students
Staff Report
College students who have graduated from either Destrehan High School or Hahnville High School may be eligible to apply for the Ethel Schoeffner Scholarship. You are eligible to apply if you meet the following criteria:
Turtle tales on the bayou
Heather R. Breaux
If you know Des Allemands resident Lois Bernard, then you’re sure to have heard about her love for turtles.
The Cook's Corner
Staff Report
Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.
People Watch
Staff Report
IMTT in St. Rose donated $2,000 to the new “East Bank Rope Rescue Team” to help purchase new equipment. The check was presented by IMTT Terminal Manager John Little and IMTT Fire Chief Andrew Vigueira.
Camera Shootout 2009
Staff Report
“I’ll Drive” by Bernadette Franklin got the most votes last week and is the May 7 weekly winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2009 photo contest. Congratulations to Bernadette.
You’ve got to read this!
Staff Report
21 new books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries