Destrehan thumps Hahnville 33-7 Destrehan thumps Hahnville 33-7
October 10, 2008 at 8:54 am
Destrehan struggled to find an offensive rhythm in the first half, but exploded in the second on their way to a 33-7 victory that keeps them undefeated at 5-0.

Residents in Fashion Plantation say the development of a new subdivision will make their homes more prone to flooding. Don’t build here
October 08, 2008 at 4:48 pm
A group of Hahnville residents oppose the development of a subdivision they believe will destroy valuable wetlands that help limit flooding in their neighborhood.

HHS vs. DHS to stream live on the Internet Friday night
October 08, 2008 at 12:45 pm
On Friday, Oct. 10th the Hahnville and Destrehan TV Productions courses will be working with the Satellite Center’s Advanced TV Broadcasting and WebQuil courses to create a live streaming production for the web.

The ConnectED service allows school administrators to record, schedule, send and track voice messages to students, parents and staff in minutes. During Hurricane Gustav, the system called 136,816 numbers. Schools’ calling system shines during evacuation
October 08, 2008 at 11:23 am
The St. Charles Parish public schools’ communication system proved its value during Hurricane Gustav, calling 136,816 numbers to inform parents of closings and when schools would re-open as soon as a mandatory evacuation was called.

Flu vaccine should be given to all school-aged children
October 08, 2008 at 11:21 am
More people are expected to take the flu vaccine than ever before after the Centers for Disease Control decided to increase the recommended age for vaccination to those from 6 months old to 18 years. The previous recommended age group were those between 6 months and 5 years.

The 16-bed Luling Rehabilitation Hospital provides a complete range of intensive therapy programs to prevent and minimize chronic disabilities. Luling Rehab Hospital settles into new wing
October 08, 2008 at 11:20 am
Luling Rehabilitation Hospital represents a different approach to rehabilitation by assisting patients in rebuilding their lives after an illness or injury - a service that has come full circle since the center first opened its doors eight years ago.

Man charged with holding 80-year-old against his will
October 08, 2008 at 8:55 am
In August of 2007, frequent sexual encounters between an 80-year-old man and two young females eventually led to the Norco man being held against his will and having his vehicle stolen.

Parish officials helped break ground last week at the site of the new East Regional Library. New library site does have contaminants, LDEQ says
October 08, 2008 at 8:55 am
The soil where the East Bank Regional Library in Destrehan will be built contains two different kinds of chemical contaminatants, according to documentation provided by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.

Deloe Home Builder Ron Brown says banks just aren’t making loans like they used to. Credit freeze hurting builders
October 08, 2008 at 8:55 am
The President and CEO of First American Bank, which has five branches in St. Charles Parish, believes the bailout of the U.S. financial system won't impact his local bank.
Bank president Frank Bourgeois says the problems began with larger national lenders and the decline of the housing market.

The Louisiana Bucket Brigade takes independent air samples using a five-gallon bucket with a hand-pumped vacuum. Brigade keeping the air clean one bucket at a time
October 08, 2008 at 8:55 am
If you happen to see a bucket, plastic bag and vacuum hanging from a fence in a neighbor’s yard, don't be alarmed - it might just be someone taking an air sample for the Louisiana Bucket Brigade.

Parish workers get job and G.E.D.
October 08, 2008 at 8:54 am
A shortage of parish workers and a list of major projects that were running behind schedule forced St. Charles Parish administrative leaders to come up with an unusual idea that would eliminate both problems. With the support of Parish President V. J. St. Pierre, parish officials began hiring applicants on a temporary basis who had no high school diploma or G.E.D.

Destrehan, Hahnville both blowout opponents
October 03, 2008 at 10:07 pm
Destrehan took an early lead and never looked back as they ran all over John Ehret 35-6. The win moved the Wildcats to 4-0 on the season and gave them a resounding victory over a team that was ranked No. 4 in the state.

Prudential Gardner Realtors to showcase 12 homes with open houses on Sunday
October 02, 2008 at 10:31 am
Times and locations are listed below.

St. Pierre: lobbyist on hold until after presidential election
October 01, 2008 at 6:14 pm
Although the decision was removed from consideration at Monday night’s council meeting, St. Charles Parish President V. J. St. Pierre still plans to hire a lobbying firm. He just wants to wait until after the presidential election.

Four environmental groups met with an Entergy spokesman to request that the company decide against converting its Little Gypsy plant to coal power. Environmental groups oppose Entergy’s bid for coal power plant
October 01, 2008 at 6:08 pm
Four separate groups of environmentalists met with St. Charles Parish Entergy spokesman Doug Rhodes on Sept. 23, to request that the company change its plans to convert its Little Gypsy plant to coal power.

Council chairman says no to equal representation on Library Board Council chairman says no to equal representation on Library Board
October 01, 2008 at 6:05 pm
A plan to select residents from each district in the parish to sit on the library board won't get the support of the library's ex-officio member and Council Chairman Dennis Nuss.

Parish has delayed reaction to Ike surge
October 01, 2008 at 11:03 am
Multiple mini-basins delayed water from reaching several areas in St. Charles Parish for days after high winds from Hurricane Ike first roared through the area, according to Tab Troxler, the parish's Emergency Operations Center director.

69 teams battle it out for coveted paddle
October 01, 2008 at 11:01 am
The United Way of St. Charles is kicking off its 2008-09 campaign by giving residents the chance to get their fill of the best gumbo and jambalaya in the parish for only $5.


Luling writer publishes child’s book set in the area
Luling writer publishes child’s book set in the area
Alberta Helmes Dunn wanted to write something unique so she combined two classical...
Humane Society Pet of the Week
Humane Society Pet of the Week
This week’s St. Charles Humane Society’s showcase pet is Jake the dog.

Dog tossed from I-310  finds home in New Jersey
Dog tossed from I-310 finds home in New Jersey
The pit bull thrown from I-310 into the swamp beneath in early October has found a new home, and her story a happy ending.