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Public input sought on KV landfill growth plan
June 27, 2007 at 4:28 pm
Killona Ventures, LLC a construction and demolition landfill located on Hwy 3127 in Killona, wants to nearly double in land size and accept more hazardous materials. A resolution to support increasing the size of the landfill from 75 acres to 144 acres was tabled at the June 4 council meeting after councilman Barry Minnich said the public should be given more time to comment on the proposed expansion. He also said the landfill smells bad. Councilman Brian Fabre expressed his concerns that KV landfill is located in one of the few areas in the parish left to develop. Desmond Hillaire, councilman for district 1 where the landfill is located, tabled the resolution and called for a town hall meeting in mid-July to discuss the expansion with all the parties involved.

Des Allemands seafood owner plans to rebuild after fire Des Allemands seafood owner plans to rebuild after fire
June 27, 2007 at 4:26 pm
Firefighters from four different departments in St. Charles Parish responded to a fire at South East Seafood in Des Allemands during the early morning hours of June 8.

St. Rose Travel Center Casino robbed at gunpoint
June 27, 2007 at 4:24 pm
The Rose Casino in the St. Rose Travel Center was robbed in the early morning hours of June 24, according to the St. Charles Sheriff’s Office who responded to the incident.

$60 million decision: $60 million decision:
June 27, 2007 at 4:02 pm
St. Charles Parish tax districts, are deciding whether or not to lower millages at meetings scheduled throughout the summer.

The ceiling of Andy Rougeou’s Willowdale home that he claims is leaking due to sub-standard contractor work. Luling man accuses contractor of fraud, misuse of funds
June 27, 2007 at 3:56 pm
As St. Charles Parish resident and native Andy Rougeou and his wife Toni look upon what they say was once a beautiful home on 3 West Levert Dr. in Willowdale subdivision, he wonders if it will ever be close to what it once was.

Ooh la la! TV workshop for people who, well ... ‘parlez vous francais’
June 21, 2007 at 5:38 pm
The Council for the Development of French in Louisiana and Média-Louisiane are offering a free television production workshop for French speakers in Louisiana of all ages on Friday and Saturday, June 22 and 23, at Acadiana Open Channel in Lafayette.

Wal-Mart’s Christine Rivera chats with customer Emma White of Luling. What's Happening?
June 21, 2007 at 5:25 pm
Heather R. Breaux’s BEST BET

Wal-Mart Supercenter holds health fair for women this weekend


BOUTTE - Wal-Mart Supercenter in Boutte will be hosting it’s Fourth Annual Women’s Health Fair Saturday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Some of the services offered by the various sponsors will include vision screening, blood and glucose screening, mammography information, healthy cooking demonstration, self defense instructions, cardiopulmonary resuscitation information, early child care information, mental health information, power walk and fitness workout demonstrations, fire safety demonstrations, with various other health related activities.



Parish-to-parish bus line won’t run in July as planned, says official Parish-to-parish bus line won’t run in July as planned, says official
June 21, 2007 at 5:21 pm
While the original date for the new $1 million transit system to start operating was by July, The River parishes Transit Authority said it would probably be a couple more months before the buses get rolling.

Kid's ride out fires, storms in VFD's safety house Kid's ride out fires, storms in VFD's safety house
June 21, 2007 at 2:16 pm
If you’ve ever wondered what it might be like to ride through a tornado in a travel trailer or find your way out of a burning room, the Hahnville Volunteer Fire Department has a training vehicle that demonstrates what both scenarios are like. The best part is it’s free for all to try and it didn’t cost a dime of taxpayer money.

Amanda Renee Dempster was named La. Catfish Queen XXXII.
Lacey Lynn Picou was named La. Catfish Teen Queen XXII. There’s a lot to like about this year’s catch of Catfish Queens
June 21, 2007 at 2:11 pm
The Louisiana Catfish Festival Queens were chosen June 9, 2007 during the annual pageant held at J.B. Martin in Paradis.

Biggest cocaine bust in parish history
June 21, 2007 at 2:07 pm
St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s deputies along with DEA agents and deputies in other sheriff's offices, arrested six foreign nationals and seized nearly 200 pounds of cocaine June 13, in Norco.

Luling Living Center’s plans to keep residents safe in a storm Luling Living Center’s plans to keep residents safe in a storm
June 21, 2007 at 2:04 pm
Luling Living Center held a hurricane evacuation meeting for patient family members Tuesday, June 19 at 6:45 p.m. to discuss the center’s plans for the 2007 hurricane season.

Hahnville subdivision WILL be finished ... Hahnville subdivision WILL be finished ...
June 21, 2007 at 1:50 pm
Former New Orleans Saints defensive lineman Willie Whitehead wants to dispel rumors and speculations that he is not going to complete a subdivision he started developing in Hahnville.

John ‘Steve’ Sirmon, Sr. loses brave cancer fight
June 21, 2007 at 1:48 pm
John "Steve" Sirmon,, Sr., a former St. Charles Parish councilman-at-large, public information officer, and most recently, registrar of voters, died Saturday, June 16, of cancer. He was 55.

Making the rounds!  
Olivia Zeringue, foreground, a Medicaid analyst, distributes pamphlets at Bethlehem Baptist Church, in Hahnville. Health insurance free for people who need it
June 21, 2007 at 1:45 pm
Tri-Parish Medicaid employees in St. John Parish have been making the rounds in St. Charles Parish placing applications and brochures at barber shops, hair salons, and community events every Saturday in June, to encourage residents to take advantage of free health insurance programs.

Cops: Dad smoked pot with son, 10
June 21, 2007 at 1:43 pm
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's office arrested a Destrehan man June 9 after he allegedly smoked marijuana with his 10 year-old son, authorities said.

Sheriff: Contest CON MEN want your money
June 21, 2007 at 1:40 pm
A phony check scam being propagated in St. Charles Parish has prompted authorities to once again remind locals that the old adage still rings true, if a deal seems too good to be true, it probably is.

Bigger is better, say company officials Valero’s plan would bring 1500 new jobs
June 21, 2007 at 1:38 pm
St. Charles Parish Council approved a proposal at its Monday night meeting that would allow the Valero Refinery to expand, creating 1,500 temporary construction jobs and 30 to 50 permanent jobs once the project is complete.

Hahnville murder suspect on the run
Hahnville murder suspect on the run
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Police are searching for a Boutte man in connection with a deadly shooting that took place in Hahnville Friday morning.