Animal shelter in running for $10,000
October 29, 2008 at 12:34 pm
The St. Charles Parish Animal Shelter/Humane Society has a chance to win $10,000 in a national contest that uses votes from around the community to determine the winner.

Youth center has big ideas, but needs community help Youth center has big ideas, but needs community help
October 29, 2008 at 12:19 pm
Although Luling’s Umoja ComeUnity Center is up and running for after-school activities, and for school events and private parties, the center’s founder, Reanda Fields, says that they are still in need of crucial donations like computers and volunteers.

Trick-or-treaters need to be mindful of high school game traffic
October 29, 2008 at 12:06 pm
Hundreds of children will don their scariest outfits and head to neighborhoods around the parish on Friday, hoping that they might be able to put enough fright in those homeowners to be rewarded with bags full of candy.

Orgeron named art director
October 29, 2008 at 9:59 am
Besides being a busy wife, a working mother of two kids and a St. Charles Parish community volunteer, Kristie Orgeron has been promoted to Art Director for the Louisiana Publishing Company in Boutte.

A Waterworks employee shows school children what the water looks like before it goes through the parish’s purification process. Parish water sample is best tasting in region
October 29, 2008 at 9:23 am
A tap water sample from the East Bank of St. Charles Parish has been named ‘best-tasting' in a regional contest held by the American Water Works Association in Tulsa, Okla.

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.


Hurst students aid Alligator Festival
Hurst students aid Alligator Festival
Hurst Middle Wetland Watchers were on hand at the St. Charles Rotary Club Alligator...
Crafty Destrehan couple work together on art
Crafty Destrehan couple work together on art
Under the great oaks of Destrehan Plantation, Mary Alice Smith and her husband,...

Cochran wins race for St. Charles Parish president
Cochran wins race for St. Charles Parish president
Larry Cochran, D-St. Rose, took the lead and kept it for a win as St. Charles Parish president with 8,829 votes over opponent Terry Authement, R-Boutte, who got 6,914 votes in today's runoff race.