Our View




Jindal tries to head state the right way
July 16, 2008 at 2:07 pm
Gov. Bobby Jindal has done an unheard of thing this week. He used line item vetoes to eliminate some 250 legislative earmarks from the state budget.

No credit, no medical care
July 09, 2008 at 1:36 pm
It's been a battle the hospital has been trying to win. St. Charles Parish CEO Fred Martinez says the hospital goes before the council each year to borrow money just to offset the costs of the 30 percent of their visitors who don’t pay their hospital bills.

Supt. Bob Rice served us well
July 02, 2008 at 1:27 pm
It shocked some residents of St. Charles Parish when the school board hired an out-of-parisher - - and out-of-stater - - to be superintendent of schools here back in the 1970s.

Employment shortage or not?
June 25, 2008 at 12:46 pm
All over the country, the cries and woes of financial difficulties echo from almost every corner. Rising gas prices, grocery bills, and home foreclosures bring to the forefront news that the economy is in trouble - or is it?

A taxing problem?
June 18, 2008 at 11:33 am
It's a battle the St. Charles Parish tax assessor has been fighting for years in an attempt to lower our property taxes.

First 100 days going well
June 11, 2008 at 12:37 pm
The ink is barely dry on some newly appointed parish administrative employees' contracts and yet they seem to be leaving their posts. What's going on?

Grain dust is big problem in St. Charles Parish
June 04, 2008 at 11:35 am
While some St. Charles Parish residents complain about the impact of grain dust on their property, like houses, cars and lawns, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is equally concerned about the health impacts of workers exposed to the grain dust on a regular basis.

Council not expected to agree on everything
May 28, 2008 at 3:06 pm
It's been officially 100 days since the new council members and parish president took office in St. Charles Parish.

Pump station riddle must be solved
May 14, 2008 at 1:48 pm
Parish President V.J. St. Pierre and the current council members must make a decision regarding the controversial Magnolia Ridge Pump Station.

Fishing park on the west bank?
May 07, 2008 at 2:22 pm
On Sunday, the police cited four unsuspecting anglers with criminal trespassing for bank fishing along the containment levee of the Davis Pond diversion.

Recycling good for the environment
April 30, 2008 at 12:02 pm
Recycling is still an important part of the way we handle trash in St. Charles Parish. Residents still get the opportunity to rid themselves of items they no longer need along with helping to keep the enviroment clean by bringing their recyclables to drop off points. Curbside recycling ended with Hurricane Katrina but may be resumed in the future.

Spillway’s opening is historical
April 16, 2008 at 2:12 pm
The opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway earmarks a decade long event in St. Charles Parish.

Ethics reform long overdue
April 09, 2008 at 4:35 pm
Louisiana will become a national model for ethics in government, overcoming our past to lead the country in transparency. Every representative that holds a position of power that is supposed to stand for fairness in society as a whole should be held accountable for their actions. Louisiana's history of public corruption continues to harm our image around the country.

Giving season not over in parish
April 02, 2008 at 1:10 pm
While the season of giving usually begins and ends during the Christmas holiday, those in St. Charles Parish are getting the chance to continue that giving spirit thanks to a pair of important local events.

St. Charles Hospital is serving us well
March 26, 2008 at 1:46 pm
We are blessed in St. Charles Parish with a hospital that has provided the type of services that were mainly needed in the past and is keeping up with the times in this day of modern medicine.

Residents need way to access ‘wildlife utopia’
March 19, 2008 at 11:36 am
Imagine a neighborhood on the brink of wildlife utopia; a neighborhood brimming with so many outdoor opportunities it would make your head spin; a neighborhood surrounded by fishing, hunting, hiking, and biking trails that lead to some of the best outdoor adventures available in the country.

Parks a good idea for parish kids
March 12, 2008 at 11:05 am
Willowdale and Lakewood residents will finally get the park they’ve been waiting for, which means a safe place for kids to play.

Can cable transform deadly highway?
March 05, 2008 at 1:57 pm
The deadly stretch of Airline Drive in St. Charles Parish where many people have lost their lives was scheduled to be discussed at a meeting yesterday after our deadline. The main subject was to be about a cable that would stop cars zooming off the highway from going into the deep roadside canal that has caused the drownings.