Volume 140 Number 9 - Feb 28, 2013


Corridor linking Hwy. 90 to River Road estimated to cost $17 million
The construction of a new road that would link Highway 90 in Luling with River Road would cost around $17 million, according to St. Charles Parish President V.J. St. Pierre.

Superintendant denies charges that teacher certification on chopping block
The Louisiana Department of Education is denying that there were ever talks to do away with teacher certification altogether in public schools.


HHS reloads after losing most successful senior class
Jonathan Menard
After losing the most successful senior class in school history, Hahnville head softball coach Kenneth Vial knows that his squad faces a tough road if they hope to make it to a fourth-straight state championship game.
Experience key as DHS returns 8 starters for ‘13
Jonathan Menard
Coming off of their first playoff appearance in years, the Destrehan softball team is poised to make a deep run this season with the return of eight starters who were all named to the all-district squad last season.
Destrehan off to best start in four years with 9-1 record
Kyle Barnett
The Destrehan baseball team is off to fast start this year, racking up nine wins in a row after losing their first game of the year to Dutchtown.

Our View

Hospital becoming a great benefit
St. Charles Parish is a great place in which to live. And now, it seems, it is becoming a better place in which to get ill.

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests (Feb. 28)
From staff and wire reports
•Mitchell P. Downs, of 107 Churchill Downs in Montz, was arrested on Feb. 14 and charged with second-degree battery, simple criminal damage, aggravated assault and simple battery.


Bayou Gauche resident authors children’s book
From staff and wire reports
Local writer Denice Petit, of Bayou Gauche, has published her first children’s book entitled Twenty-Two Turtles.
Lakewood Elementary students learn basic electronics
From staff and wire reports
Preston Dewhirst, Ella Smith, Taylor Robson, Luke Moore and Madison Pizzolato of Mrs. Colley’s fourth grade class at Lakewood Elementary are working together to make a complete circuit as they explore the flow of electricity.
You’ve got to read this!
From staff and wire reports
New books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries.


Bernice Gosnell, 87, passed away on Monday, Feb. 4, surrounded by friends and family.
Norman Thomas Rome, 66, a native and resident of Des Allemands, died on Friday, Feb. 22.