LIVING DIABETIC. Lee Hebert (left) knows what it’s like for a diabetic to survive on a day-to-day basis. After all, his wife Lindsey (right) was diagnosed with the disease at age 16. Too close to home
November 06, 2008 at 10:24 am
Local science fiction writer Lee Hebert is helping raise diabetes awareness by donating 60 percent of the book sales from his Epic novel series for the month of November to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Future of old Luling church remains in limbo Future of old Luling church remains in limbo
November 06, 2008 at 9:06 am
The former St. Anthony of Padua Church has been a lot of things over the years, including a kindergarten center, a book depository, a warehouse and a carpentry shop. Now though, the building is empty and the St. Charles Parish School Board will have to decide what future, if any, the old church has.

Willowdale family goes green, sees red Willowdale family goes green, sees red
November 06, 2008 at 9:06 am
Luling resident Anne Moyer never considered herself a “green” person, but in-depth research into the benefits of renewable energy has caused her to reconsider.

Arc expands upon home care services
November 06, 2008 at 9:03 am
Families that attend to a physically or mentally challenged loved one will now have more options when it comes to their care after the United Way and the Arc partnered together to expand services in St. Charles Parish.

Shopping center doors set to open Shopping center doors set to open
November 06, 2008 at 9:01 am
The first two tenants in a 12,000-square-foot shopping center are planning to open their doors in November, giving residents the chance to shop for LSU items and get in some exercise to make room for all that Thanksgiving food.

Nuss: curbside recycling will eliminate trash in landfills
November 05, 2008 at 7:22 pm
Council Chairman Dennis Nuss would like to see curbside recycling brought back into St. Charles Parish. Nuss said recycling efforts were made before Hurricane Katrina, but the company that offered the services to residents has since left and hasn't returned.

Parish gains control over type of debris that can be dumped
November 05, 2008 at 7:19 pm
Sanitary landfill regulations in St. Charles Parish haven’t been updated since 1981, and because of that, the council approved a measure last month that now gives the parish more control over what type of landfill can move into St. Charles Parish.

Council collides over info request
November 05, 2008 at 7:18 pm
The St. Charles Parish Council will seek an official opinion from the Louisiana Board of Ethics about what should be done when a public information request isn’t honored by a fellow council member.

An explosion at the ADM grain elevator forced the company to relocate operations to another facility at St. Elmo ADM not sure why grain elevator exploded
November 05, 2008 at 9:06 am
An explosion at the ADM Grain Elevator in Destrehan last Thursday morning left some residents puzzled about what caused an inside section of the grain elevator to blow up.
Raoul and Carolyn Laurent, of 121 Pelican Street, were jolted out of bed when they heard a loud popping sound.

Phase I of a new assisted-living facility could include 36, one bedroom units and 14 rooms for patients with Alzheimer’s. $7 million assisted living center coming to Ashton
November 05, 2008 at 9:06 am
The new Ashton Plantation Senior Living Center, an assisted-living facility designed to house elderly parish residents, will be located in front of the Ashton Plantation Subdivision.

Destrehan wins big, Hahnville falls in heartbreaker Destrehan wins big, Hahnville falls in heartbreaker
October 31, 2008 at 10:25 pm
The Destrehan Wildcats blew right by East Ascension Friday night, rolling up 46 points and shutting down the Spartans to move to 8-0 on the season. Meanwhile, Hahnville climbed their way back from a 21-3 halftime deficit against East St. John to send the game to overtime, but couldn’t score in the extra period and fell 35-28, dropping their season record to 5-3.

Ordinance would make developers pay
October 29, 2008 at 8:06 pm
Once a developer puts drainage, sewer lines, roads and light fixtures in a subdivision in St. Charles Parish, the builder of that subdivision has a year to guarantee the work. Now, an ordinance introduced by Councilman Paul Hogan is asking that Public Works officials and an engineer give those subdivisions a final inspection before the one year warranty expires.

Hahnville resident Larry Franklin lost his sight after contracting sarcoidosis, an illness that caused permanent nerve damage. Blind veteran fights for visually impaired
October 29, 2008 at 8:05 pm
For at least the last 30 years of his life, 65-year-old Hahnville resident and military veteran Larry Franklin has been blind. Franklin wasn't born visually impaired, he lost his sight because of an illness called sarcoidosis that can cause permanent nerve damage in various parts of the body.

Animal shelter in running for $10,000
October 29, 2008 at 12:34 pm
The St. Charles Parish Animal Shelter/Humane Society has a chance to win $10,000 in a national contest that uses votes from around the community to determine the winner.

Youth center has big ideas, but needs community help Youth center has big ideas, but needs community help
October 29, 2008 at 12:19 pm
Although Luling’s Umoja ComeUnity Center is up and running for after-school activities, and for school events and private parties, the center’s founder, Reanda Fields, says that they are still in need of crucial donations like computers and volunteers.

Trick-or-treaters need to be mindful of high school game traffic
October 29, 2008 at 12:06 pm
Hundreds of children will don their scariest outfits and head to neighborhoods around the parish on Friday, hoping that they might be able to put enough fright in those homeowners to be rewarded with bags full of candy.

Orgeron named art director
October 29, 2008 at 9:59 am
Besides being a busy wife, a working mother of two kids and a St. Charles Parish community volunteer, Kristie Orgeron has been promoted to Art Director for the Louisiana Publishing Company in Boutte.

A Waterworks employee shows school children what the water looks like before it goes through the parish’s purification process. Parish water sample is best tasting in region
October 29, 2008 at 9:23 am
A tap water sample from the East Bank of St. Charles Parish has been named ‘best-tasting' in a regional contest held by the American Water Works Association in Tulsa, Okla.

Hale Boggs bridge closures coming during $24M upgrade
Hale Boggs bridge closures coming during $24M upgrade
Towering 150 feet over the Mississippi River, the 32-year-old Hale Boggs Memorial Bridge will begin getting a $24 million upgrade in early October.