Letter to the Editor

Citizens not told the full story by St. Charles Parish Hospital
June 27 at 9:34 am
Dear editor,
Once again the CEO of the St. Charles Parish Hospital played his version of the GAME known as, “And Now You Know The Rest of the Story.” In his version of the GAME, we, the citizens of St. Charles Parish never get the rest of the story.

Hope remains for state transportation reform
June 27 at 9:33 am
By Jeremy Alford

The push by state Sen. Norby Chabert, R-Houma, this year to restructure the strategic decision-making process at the Department of Transportation and Development crossed an important threshold last week with Gov. Bobby Jindal’s signature on his cornerstone legislation.

St. Charles, Ochsner partnership is good for community
June 27 at 9:32 am
The fact that St. Charles Parish Hospital and Ochsner Health System are expanding their partnership in St. Charles Parish is a major news item for our medical system. Under the leadership of CEO Federico Martinez, our local hospital has certainly grown from a two-wing facility to one that can provide a lot more services to the parish on both sides of the river.

Looking Back...The George Prince ferry Looking Back...The George Prince ferry
June 27 at 9:31 am
I was looking through my father’s old 35mm slides and found this rare photo taken around 1965.

Arrests (June 26)
June 27 at 9:30 am
•Zion Z. Zeringue, 21, of 361 Evelyn Drive in Luling, was arrested on June 3 and charged with possession of heroin.

Churches band together to offer free job training, clothing Churches band together to offer free job training, clothing
June 27 at 9:29 am
Nine local churches and the Urban League of Greater New Orleans have banded together to provide free job training, health screenings and voter registration during a day filled with community resources, food and fun.

Sheriff warns residents to be vigilant after flurry of phone scams
June 27 at 9:26 am
St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne is warning residents to be on the lookout for phone scams after several residents have received suspicious calls.

A conceptual drawing of what Paul Maillard Road could look like with future redevelopment. Focus of Paul Maillard revitalization turns to 4 sites
June 27 at 9:24 am
The St. Charles Parish Department of Planning and Zoning has identified four areas of Luling that may be eligible for redevelopment grants under the Paul Maillard revitalization program.

Children play under a mushroom that streams water in the 3,800-square-foot splash area. Parish’s first splash park opens in Destrehan
June 27 at 9:22 am
As the water rained down onto a motion-controlled blue pad, dozens of children excitedly leapt through the area, becoming the first kids to step foot inside St. Charles Parish’s splash park.

Herald-Guide wins 18 awards from LPA Herald-Guide wins 18 awards from LPA
June 27 at 9:21 am
The St. Charles Herald-Guide won 18 awards from the Louisiana Press Association for the paper’s work in 2013, including Best Editorial Page and Best Lifestyles Coverage.

Jindal wants Common Core out of state, but school system has praised program Jindal wants Common Core out of state, but school system has praised program
June 27 at 9:19 am
Gov. Bobby Jindal has recently backtracked on his earlier support for Louisiana’s participation in the Common Core State Standard program that aims to improve critical thinking skills for students while toughening up standardized tests.

Kyle’s Krewe cancer fundraiser
June 26 at 4:00 pm
ELMWOOD – Help raise money for “Kyle’s Krewe” and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society by playing laser tag on Thursday, June 26.

Sgt. Destine Jory hugs her children Dominic and Desiree after seeing them for the first time in nine months. The Return: Paradis soldier surprises family in touching reunion  Video Included
June 26 at 6:00 am
Paradis resident Sgt. Destine Jory stood outside of the International House of Pancakes in Boutte in her military fatigues.

Adult softball league registration ends
June 23 at 8:00 am
PARISHWIDE – Registration for the St. Charles Parish adult softball league ends on Tuesday, June 1.

Vacation bible school
June 23 at 8:00 am
LULING – A vacation bible school will be held from Monday, June 23 to Friday, June 27.

Back row: Brenna Vial (HHS), Bailey Wilson (HHS), Kaylie Fabre (HHS), Lynleigh Landry (SCC), Marcella Saavedra (DHS). Front row: Matthew Cheramie (HHS), Sean Mathieu (DHS) United Way scholarships
June 20 at 5:38 pm
United Way of St. Charles recently awarded LIVE UNITED scholarships to eight St. Charles Parish graduating high school seniors.

LDS Seminary graduate, Isaiah Harding with his mother and seminary teacher, Amy Harding. Student graduates from Latter-Day Saint seminary
June 20 at 5:36 pm
Destrehan High School graduate Isaiah Harding accepted his graduation certificate May 25 for completing four years of early-morning scripture study classes from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints seminary program.

“Murphy”  Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Murphy” Humane Society showcase adoption pet
June 20 at 5:36 pm
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Murphy.

IMTT sold for $1 billion
IMTT sold for $1 billion
International-Matex Tank Terminals, which operates a terminal in St. Rose, will be purchased by Macquarie Infrastructure Company for $1 billion.