Volume 137 Number 4 - Jan 28, 2010


Budget cuts will hurt adult ed programs
Board member says governor making districts look like villains
Because of budget cuts made by Gov. Bobby Jindal, the state has cut funding to many St. Charles Parish Schools programs.

Growth rate doesnít bode well for more retail
Consulting firm says parish population canít support a major shopping center
When parish planners asked residents what they would like to see occur in the area over the next 20 years, more commercial development was near the top of most peopleís list. But because the parish is experiencing a growth rate of under 1 percent, itís unlikely the parish could support more retail.

J.B. Martin, Harry Hurst bigger, better in 2012
The two new wings at Harry Hurst and J. B. Martin Middle Schools should be complete by fall 2012, according to a new timeline set up by St. Charles Parish Public Schools and accepted during their Jan. 20 meeting.

New driverís license bureau planned, old jail gets the ax
In the future, St. Charles Parish residents will no longer have to visit the courthouse to get a new driverís license or register a new vehicle after the parish received $151,831 from the state to build a new driverís license bureau.

Parish: Planning commissioner violates zoning regulations
St. Charles Parish has ruled that Neal Clulee, a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission, was in violation of the zoning code when he allowed Phylway Construction, LLC to store trucks, fuel tanks and job trailers on two tracts of land he owns.

Victims of December flood qualify for disaster loans
Homeowners, renters and non-farm businesses in St. Charles Parish that suffered losses caused by the severe weather and flooding that took place in December can receive low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Association.


Who Dat Super Sunday
Mike Detillier
It took 42 years for it to happen, but the biggest sports story in Louisiana history has happened.
Big bass getting hooked in Cataouatche
Bruce McDonald
Last week I received reports of bass weighing 5 and 6 pounds being caught in the Lake Cataouatche area. This is not a surprise. When the red maple starts to bud, this is an indication big bass start to bed up and prepare to spawn.
Defense leads Lady Tigers to 53-29 victory over DHS
Jonathan Menard
The Lady Tigers played one of their best games of the year against rival Destrehan, using a stellar defensive effort to cruise to a 53-29 win.
HHS seniors dominate in 13-0 victory over East St. John
Bruce McDonald
The Hahnville Lady Tigers crushed East St. John 13-0 last week, with every senior player managing to score a goal.
Hahnville finishes 7th in JV Superball Tournament
Bruce McDonald
This past weekend, the HHS Boys Soccer Booster Club held a JV Soccer Tournament with 12 teams from the surrounding area.


Are Dems backing down on healthcare?
Allen Lottinger
Now that a Republican has been elected to the Senate from Massachusetts, considered a political impossibility in the past, the Democrats want to reconsider or reconstruct the elements of their health care bill.
Connection between Saints, fans impressive
Lilla Marie Lottinger
These last two play-off games have been quite exciting. The first was almost surreal with how well they seemed to play; and the second one, VERY intense.
Can Obama learn from Monty Python?
Dan Juneau
The English comedy troupe, Monty Python, isnít exactly high brow humor.

Our View

Community Ed helps make life better here
Thereís something for everybody in Community Education classes this spring in St. Charles. Like art in many forms - - watercolor, acrylic, calligraphy. Or one can learn about computers, from the basics on up.


Satellite Center to hold open house on Feb. 3
Michelle Stuckey
The Satellite Center will be holding an open house on Feb. 3 from 5-8 p.m.
Destrehan High School Teacher of the Year
From staff and wire reports
Mrs. Nicole Hall, a graduate of Destrehan High School and Louisiana State University, has been teaching social studies at Destrehan High School since 2002.
Wanted: Louisiana's longest married couple
From staff and wire reports
Louisiana Family Forum is searching for Louisianaís Longest Known Married Couple. Every year, during National Marriage week, Feb. 7-14, 2010, LFF honors the longest-known married couple found in the state of Louisiana.
Luling girls meet "Cake Boss"
From staff and wire reports
During a Thanksgiving week trip to New York, the group traveled to New Jersey to meet TLC's Buddy, "The Cake Boss."
Parishioners march in D.C.
From staff and wire reports
St. Charles Borromeo Fountain of Youth members carried this banner as they joined over 300,000 people from around the country in Washington, DC for the 37th Annual March For Life.