Ama woman kicks and flees from spillway robber
October 29, 2008 at 9:10 am
A 47-year-old Ama woman fought back against a man who robbed her at the spillway, kicking him before jumping in her truck and driving to safety, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office.

Cable choice is yours
October 29, 2008 at 9:10 am
For years, residents have complained about the lack of cable service providers in St. Charles Parish. Now though, that will all change.

Residents of Elkinsville want the parish to put up a sign that would officially recognize their town, which was founded by free slave and business owner Palmer Elkins around 150 years ago. Hidden town wants parish recognition
October 29, 2008 at 9:10 am
Driving through St. Rose, everyone rolls past a tiny town called Elkinsville, although no one would ever know it. That’s because there’s no sign or historical marker to identify the small community.

No grant equals no new park in Luling- at least for now
October 29, 2008 at 9:10 am
Residents living in the Willowdale and Lakewood subdivisions in Luling will have to wait a little longer before they have a new place to relax and play in their community after a grant fell through for Rathborne Park.

Actor Dan Aykroyd is just one of the many celebrities that have taken airboat tours from the Mathernes. Celebrities flock to Des Allemands for swamp tours
October 23, 2008 at 12:10 pm
Nestled along the outskirts of Des Allemands is a once-in-a-lifetime experience just waiting to happen that will impact the memories of tourists, locals and even celebrities for a lifetime.

If the parish decides to sign an agreement to use a natural asphalt release agent, the product would be included in the specifications for any future roadwork projects. Keymel Technologies says their product will make roads last for three to four times lo Council considers breathing new, natural life into roadways
October 22, 2008 at 4:53 pm
The Parish Council is considering a proposal to buy an asphalt release agent that would eliminate the use of petroleum or citric base products that cause the breakdown of roads. The release agent, which comes in a liquid form and is made with natural ingredients, could keep roads in tact three to four times longer than normal, according to product maker Keymel Technologies.

Parish could get more money from severance taxes if new amendment passes
October 22, 2008 at 11:45 am
When voters head to the polls on Nov. 4, they won’t just be electing a new president. There are also seven proposed constitutional amendments that range from the redistribution of state severance tax revenue to the establishment of term limits for members of state boards and commissions.

Councilwoman Carolyn Schexnaydre wanted a sign put up on Thomas Coby to keep Destrehan fans from parking on the street during games. Five council members voted to pull an ordinance that would have done just that. Schexnaydre ordinance pulled by council members
October 22, 2008 at 10:51 am
A plan to put a “No Parking During Game” sign up near residents’ homes on the south side of Thomas Coby in Destrehan was removed from consideration by five council members Monday night.

Budget includes big raises
October 22, 2008 at 9:10 am
Because the cost of living continues to rise all around the country, Parish President V.J. St. Pierre will ask the council to approve salary increases for all parish employees in the upcoming 2009 budget.

V. J. St. Pierre St. Pierre: server merger a done deal
October 22, 2008 at 9:10 am
The controversy is over - at least for Parish President V.J. St. Pierre.

Schools want to cut down on workers’ comp claims
October 22, 2008 at 9:06 am
After an internal review showed that some employees may be taking advantage of the St. Charles Parish school system’s workers’ compensation policy, the board took the first step towards making a change.

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, along with several other state and local agencies, took six hours to cleanup the damage caused by an overturned dump truck, which leaked diesel and sand into a culvert in front of the Hahnville Post Offic Overturned truck dumps sand, diesel into culvert
October 22, 2008 at 9:06 am
A collision on River Road in Hahnville between a dump truck carrying sand and a 1999 Crown Victoria took at least six hours to clear up last week. That’s because the overturned truck began leaking diesel from its fuel tank and dumping sand from the bed of the truck into a ditch and culvert right in front of the Hahnville Post Office.

New $31 million bond issue to help homeowners
October 22, 2008 at 9:01 am
The Louisiana Housing Finance Agency has approved a $31 million bond issue to fund its Mortgage Revenue Bond Assisted Program.

Destrehan, Hahnville both win Destrehan, Hahnville both win
October 17, 2008 at 9:01 am
The Destrehan Wildcats stayed undefeated with a 24-0 win over St. Amant.

Early voting gets underway on Oct. 21
October 15, 2008 at 1:13 pm
As the election draws closer for the next president of the United States, St. Charles Parish residents who didn’t register to vote by Oct. 6 won’t be allowed to vote for John McCain or Barack Obama. Registrar of Voters Brian Champagne says that by law everyone has until 30 days prior to an election to register to vote.

New venture gives residents ability to cook, market food items
October 15, 2008 at 1:10 pm
St. Charles Parish residents who have a passion for cooking and a good idea for a food product could see their homemade recipes lining the shelves of supermarkets everywhere. That's because the Norco Food Incubator, a facility that includes a commercial grade kitchen for production of home baked goods, is almost complete.

SBA offering up to $200,000 in loans to homeowners with damage
October 15, 2008 at 11:43 am
Owners or renters that experienced damage to their homes or personal property during either Hurricanes Gustav or Ike are eligible for up to $200,000 in loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The unemployment rate in St. Charles Parish jumped from 3.6 percent to 4.2 percent in the last year. A new Nucor Steel plant, which produces carbon and alloy steel products (above), could help reduce that number. Jobless rate increases
October 15, 2008 at 11:00 am
Unemployment continues to rise in St. Charles, St. James and St. John Parishes, but some relief may soon be on the way after Nucor Steel decided to build a $2 billion plant in St. James.

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.