Emergency workers had to be careful not to let the 45 gallons of Caustic Potash spill into the area. 18 wheeler carrying chemical flips over on Luling train track
November 07, 2007 at 11:47 am
On Nov. 4, an 18 wheeler carrying Caustic Potash overturned on 100 Oak Lane near the Monsanto Chemical Plant.

The red line is the prefered path of I-49 South, which will pass through St. Charles Parish. Preferred route of I-49 South set, but still time to offer comments
November 07, 2007 at 11:44 am
Residents of St. Charles Parish will have to wait a little bit longer to find out exactly what route I-49 South will take through the area after the comment period for the project was pushed back to Nov. 30.

St. Charles Parish Council bans video bingo machines parish-wide at the Nov 5, council meeting. Councilman Barry Minnich listens intently as the parish council hears arguments from all sides. Council alerts Nagin about asbestos, bans video gaming
November 07, 2007 at 11:39 am
The owners of a Killona landfill will be in violation of a parish ordinance if they begin accepting New Orleans trash debris from storm damaged homes that contains asbestos material.

LTC giving local students hands-on welding training
November 01, 2007 at 9:34 am
Students at Hahnville and Destrehan will get some first-hand experience in the field of multi-process welding and industrial maintenance when Lincoln Electric puts on a demo for the students Nov. 5 at the Louisiana Technical College's River Parishes campus.

Parish growth calls for new "Master Plan"
October 31, 2007 at 12:46 pm
Because of the overwhelming growth of the parish, local administrators will soon commission a comprehensive study to help the area formulate a growth management plan to direct future developmental efforts.

Child Advocacy Services needs more volunteers
October 31, 2007 at 12:44 pm
The St. Charles Parish Child Advocacy Service Abuse Program, which serves children who are victims of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, is looking for volunteers because of the high amount of abuse cases the organization handles yearly.

Gabby Becnel, of Destrehan, a Fountain of Youth Ministry worker, gets make-up, for a mock plane crash training exercise that took place at Louis Armstrong International Aiport, Saturday, Oct. 18. Ministry students help rescue workers prepare
October 31, 2007 at 12:41 pm
St. Charles Borromeo Fountain of Youth Ministry students, along with rescue workers, ambulance personnel and firemen participated in a mock airplane crash on Oct. 18 to help train emergency workers.

10 percent raise finally passes
October 31, 2007 at 12:39 pm
The St. Charles Parish council approved raises for 296 parish workers, which become effective immediately.

Video Bing-NO?
October 31, 2007 at 12:37 pm
An ordinance prohibiting video bingo in St. Charles Parish will force the owners of Luling Video Bingo Palace, a hall that opened on Oct. 29, to remove all of its bingo machines if the council passes the proposal at their Nov. 5 meeting.

Schools ask for input on upcoming schedule
October 31, 2007 at 12:16 pm
Even though students have not even reached the halfway point of the current school year, the school board has already approved the proposed 2008-09 schedule, and they are inviting comments before it becomes official.

St. Pierre vows to hold employees accountable St. Pierre vows to hold employees accountable
October 31, 2007 at 12:11 pm
V.J. St. Pierre wasn't sure how life would work out for him when he returned home from Vietnam after losing a leg and being wounded in an ambush.

How much did your vote cost?
October 31, 2007 at 12:08 pm
Running a political campaign is not an easy thing to do.
The candidates have to hire a dedicated staff to get their message across, while formulating a plan to deal with the many issues that affect their constituents. They must also keep up public appearances, out-hustle their competitors, and in some cases go door-to-door to get their message across.

Studies show that bottled water no better than tap
October 24, 2007 at 2:02 pm
When it comes to drinking water, many health-conscious citizens opt for the bottled variety because they believe that it is safer than the water that makes its way into their home through underground pipes.

Airport slowly returning to pre-Katrina levels
October 24, 2007 at 2:01 pm
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is experiencing a boost in flights during October, with an additional 126 daily flight departures, which accounts for 14,701 seats.

Destrehan teacher wins Angel Award
October 24, 2007 at 1:53 pm
Barry Guillot, a middle school science teacher in Destrehan and resident of Luling, has been named a winner of this year's Angel Award presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana.

Visiting caregivers act as “angels” to those senior residents who are recovering from hospitalization
October 24, 2007 at 1:51 pm
Visiting Angels experienced caregivers provide up to 24 hour care in the comfort of senior residents' homes who are recovering from hospitalization as an alternative to having the person placed into a nursing home or long term care facility.

Election shows that parish is ready for fresh faces, new ideas
October 24, 2007 at 1:49 pm
Next year, citizens of St. Charles Parish may have a hard time recognizing any of the areas’ politicians. That's because the recent primary has pushed several new faces into the spotlight while leaving plenty of political veterans fighting for their lives in the Nov. 17 run-off.

Humane Society wants new facility
October 24, 2007 at 1:47 pm
Jackie Boudreaux, of the St. Charles Humane Society, and Angie Roberts, supervisor of the St. Charles Parish Animal Shelter, appealed to the parish council Oct. 15 for $125,000 in funds to construct a new facility for parish animals.


Kids share their version of Thanksgiving recipes and blessings
Kids share their version of Thanksgiving recipes and blessings
Before they all left for Thanksgiving break, area elementary students were asked...
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...

Rotary of St. Charles’ surprise Thanksgiving baskets give hope
Rotary of St. Charles’ surprise Thanksgiving baskets give hope
When the basket of food arrived, Trinika King was stunned and grateful over the timing of the gift.