Editorial




Oil prices drop is a double whammy in taxes, services
20 hours ago
At the Aug. 14 meeting of the State Revenue Estimating Conference we learned revenue predictions from oil revenues for the current fiscal year were based on $62 a barrel.

New tort group targeting legislative elections
20 hours ago
With a budget that could reach $2 million, the newly-created Louisiana Lawsuit Fairness Committee (LLFC) may emerge in the coming weeks as one of the biggest players involved in this year’s state House and Senate races.

Ochsner, GE Healthcare & The Idea Village launch ‘Wear Your Health’ Challenge
22 hours ago
Ochsner Health System, GE Healthcare and The Idea Village have launched the “Wear Your Health” challenge.

Participants from an earlier workshop are learning the basics of stage acting and improv, as well learning to work together on stage. UW’s ‘community investment’ in the arts
22 hours ago
Considered part of its “community investment,” the United Way of St. Charles is again sponsoring a free River Region Drama’s Theatre Workshop as way to bring theater to individuals who might not have it otherwise.

Volleyball teams will serve youth in 2015 Volleyball teams will serve youth in 2015
22 hours ago
As prep volleyball season gets underway this week, Hahnville coach Mendi LeBouef is overseeing a young, but talented, group of players.

Brooks Vial and Marty Luquet Former Tiger ace earns MVP
22 hours ago
Brooks Vial has always been a big game pitcher. And while the level of competition changes, that fact seems to remain a constant.

Hunter LeBlanc Tigers hope to corral Panthers, settle offense in season opener
Yesterday at 4:52 pm
This Friday night, it counts for real.

Will Sirmon Destrehan prepares for battle with versatile Slidell
Yesterday at 4:47 pm
When fans left Destrehan Friday night after the football team’s annual jamboree exhibition against Lutcher, they saw something that’s become a major rarity: a Destrehan loss.

Pet of the Week: Cats Pet of the Week: Cats
Yesterday at 5:08 am
The St. Charles Humane Society is offering a special discount through Sept. 15 where all cats can be adopted for $30.

Will Sirmon throws a pass to his right. Furious Destrehan comeback falls short at jamboree
August 28 at 11:20 pm
Lutcher coach Tim Detillier is fond of saying “they should collect the money on the way out” after exciting Friday night fare, and he had reason to say it again this time around.

St. Charles Parish remembering Katrina St. Charles Parish remembering Katrina
August 28 at 3:17 pm
The thing I remember most about enduring the Katrina experience was the realization that this was probably the ‘Big One’ disaster planners had been predicting.

St. Charles Parish remembering Katrina St. Charles Parish remembering Katrina
August 28 at 3:15 pm
I got a phone call from a friend who worked at a contractor that was doing clean up at the Murphy oil spill in St. Bernard Parish after Katrina.

St. Charles Parish remembering Katrina St. Charles Parish remembering Katrina
August 28 at 3:12 pm
I had started my senior year at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond just weeks prior to Aug. 29, 2005. I would spend my weekends at home in Hahnville.

St. Charles Parish remembering Katrina St. Charles Parish remembering Katrina
August 28 at 3:03 pm
I was living in Metairie and starting my first full year teaching at Destrehan High School (DHS). I barely knew anyone and was in the process of trying to find a new apartment because I had to move out of my old one by the end of September.

St. Charles Parish remembering Katrina St. Charles Parish remembering Katrina
August 28 at 2:58 pm
St. Charles Parish officials agree one of the most significant changes that came from Hurricane Katrina was better assessing risk and being more prepared for disaster.

$12.6 million culinary arts building offers recipe for cooking up new La. chefs $12.6 million culinary arts building offers recipe for cooking up new La. chefs
August 28 at 2:56 pm
Three years in the works, Nicholls State University (NSU) celebrated the grand opening of the $12.6 million Lanny D. Ledet Culinary Arts Building, new home of the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute, with a ribbon cutting held at the building site.

Look that gift horse in the mouth
August 28 at 2:54 pm
During the 2015 regular session the legislators pass a “temporary” (wink, wink, nod, nod) 1 percent tax increase (HCR 8) on all non-residential electrical utilities.

Several groups poised to get into play in BESE races
August 28 at 2:43 pm
The elections for the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education around the state could become expensive if the slate of so-called reform candidates from 2011 face serious challenges this go around.

Katrina, Rita and Sandy push rising flood insurance rates
Katrina, Rita and Sandy push rising flood insurance rates
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When it comes to insurance, the catastrophe can linger long after the devastation and such is the case with rising flood insurance rates in St. Charles Parish, as well as the nation.

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