Our View

Mighty Mississippi can be dangerous
February 03, 2011 at 1:08 pm
The Mighty Mississippi is a great advantage economically to St. Charles. But it can be a deadly danger to its citizens.

Law enforcers doing a good job
January 27, 2011 at 9:37 am
It’s hard to feel good about a reduction in the crime rate because any crime at all is a bad thing. But St. Charles Parish is going against the grain of many areas by reducing its overall crime in 2010 by 5.8 percent from 2009. Total numbers fell from 2,456 to 2,313.

Open primaries would help other states, too
January 21, 2011 at 9:23 am
A possible solution to our political partisanship problems is to adopt open primaries nationwide. In that way, candidates would be more likely to preach and vote according to their own honest opinions of the best way to govern rather than the way their party wants it to be.

Author highlights slave revolt
January 14, 2011 at 9:41 am
One of the greatest slave revolts in history took place right here in the River Parishes. And it began on Jan. 8, 1811 which was Twelfth Night, the end of the Christmas season and the beginning of carnival here in Louisiana.

1811 slave revolt made history here
January 07, 2011 at 9:39 am
Commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the largest slave revolt in U. S. history will begin at Destrehan Plantation Saturday. It will start a year-long observation that will recall the events when more than 200 enslaved African-Americans marched downriver from a plantation in LaPlace for two days to a plantation in Kenner.

Its time to finish restoring our coast
December 29, 2010 at 12:36 pm
Several years ago, it was predicted we would be beyond the point of no return in saving the Louisiana coast if a lot of work to restore it were not done within 10 years. Here it is almost the beginning of 2011 and very little has been done.

Christmas should be a simple celebration
December 22, 2010 at 10:35 am
Christmas is upon us and we wish everyone a merry one. It is the season of the year when love takes over and doubts and other questionable attitudes are shoved aside.

Chemical plants benefit parish
December 17, 2010 at 12:08 pm
Chemical plants have been a blessing to St. Charles Parish. They have brought prosperity to the parish and they have brought to our area many wonderful people we would never have known otherwise.

Public needs to decide on recycling
December 10, 2010 at 9:14 am
The St. Charles Parish Council will consider an ordinance at their Dec. 20 meeting that could change the contractor for garbage pickups in the parish at a much lower price - - $9.74 per month per resident which is $2.25 below the price of $11.99 offered by the current contractor, IESI.

Norco death beyond comprehension
December 03, 2010 at 9:19 am
It was sad indeed this week for police to discover the remains of a 78-year-old woman who was brutally murdered some three weeks ago in her Norco home. She was described as a sweet lady who minded her own business and was kind to everyone.

November 24, 2010 at 11:24 am
Yes, there are a number of things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving Day.

Earmarks should be banned
November 19, 2010 at 9:17 am
Suddenly . . . earmarks are claimed to be not such a bad thing. Louisiana’s two U. S. senators have supported them somewhat.

Proposed boat launch would be an asset
November 12, 2010 at 9:05 am
With three-fourths of St. Charles Parish being wetlands, it is understandable why a lot of citizens would want a first class boat launching ramp where it has been planned on U. S. 90 near the Davis Freshwater Diversion.

Democracy prevails in election Tuesday
November 04, 2010 at 3:23 pm
It’s the economy, stupid. We hope that’s the outlook of President Barack Obama after the Republicans gained a majority in the House and almost in the Senate Tuesday.

Closing Willowdale would be tragic loss
October 22, 2010 at 11:06 am
The planned closing of Willowdale Country Club in Luling on November 1comes as a shock and great disappointment to many residents of St. Charles Parish. It is a happening they feared but did not definitely foresee.

It’s time to get back to drilling offshore
October 14, 2010 at 3:06 pm
Though the moratorium on deep water drilling in the Gulf of Mexico has officially been lifted by the Obama Administration, we can’t expect any immediate salvation to the lifeblood of Louisiana’s coastal economy.

Dreaded season not over yet
October 08, 2010 at 9:10 am
Here it is October and hurricane season is still with us. But, judging from the weather this week and last, one could never tell.

It’s time to vote on Saturday, again
September 30, 2010 at 2:48 pm
St. Charles Parish has the second of three elections in a very short period of time this Saturday. Unfortunately, that will not produce a very large turnout.

Parish Art Guild names showcase winners
Parish Art Guild names showcase winners
At age 12, Terry Gaulter’s “eyes opened to the world” when she laid hands on a Polaroid camera.

Calendar of events

We don't have any events listed at this time, but you can enter yours now!