The Kaplan Lady Pirates - the 2016 Class 3A state champions

SULPHUR - The Kaplan Lady Pirates won the Class 3A state title in impressive fashion. The No. 4 seed Lady Pirates (25-6) shut out the No. 15 seed Lutcher Bulldogs 4-0 early Sunday morning. The game started at 11 p.m. on Saturday, April 30 and ended at 1 a.m on Sunday, May 1.

Andre Touchet had a two run home for Erath.

ERATH - The Erath Bobcats and University High volleyed the lead five times on Friday, but Erath came out on top for a 10-6 win. It was the first game of two-out-three series with U-High in the second round of the playoffs.

Kaplan's Jennifer Faulk slides home safely.

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The Kaplan Lady Pirates - the 2016 Class 3A state champions

Andre Touchet had a two run home for Erath.

Kaplan's Jennifer Faulk slides home safely.

High health insurance claims have put Vermilion Parish School Board in financial pinch

School Board Anthony Fontana explains the health insurance financial problem to members of the audience.

The Vermilion Parish School Board has a unique health insurance policy that may run them broke if they don’t stop the bleeding.
The school system is self insured up to $175,000 per claim when it comes to providing health care insurance for its employees.
What that means is that after an employee reaches his or her deductible, the school system will pay the rest of the medical bill, up to $175,000. The school system has its own health insurance plan that pays all claims that are larger than $175,000.

Vermilion Parish Narcotics Task Force arrests five

James Boudreaux

According to Sheriff Mike Couvillon and Chief of Police Tony Hardy, the Vermilion Parish Municipal Narcotics Task Force made the following arrests for narcotics related offenses within the parish.

Abbeville Boys & Girls Club’s Levine passes away

Roland Levine

When someone asked Roland Levine how long he had been involved with the Abbeville Boys & Girls Club, he always had one answer.
“Most of my life,” he would say.

Vermilion Parish mayors help proclaim October Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Picture - From left to right Mayor John Earl LeBlance of Erath, Mayor Carroll Broussard of Delcambre, Mayor Mark Piazza of Abbeville, Mayor Wayne Theriot of Maurice, Mayor Kirk Champagne of Kaplan and Representing Mayor Chris Theriot of Gueydan is Roxanne Richard secretary. Back Row Cindy Triche and Trisha Jones Faith House Vermilion Parish Advocates. This was on Wednesday Sept. 30, 2015

Mayors from around Vermilion Parish gathered to sign a proclamation that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Tommie Rogers King of Cattle Festival

Tommie L. Rogers

Tommie L. Rogers will be honored as the King of the 67th Annual Louisiana Cattle Festival.
The event will begin Friday. The Grand Parade will be Saturday at 1 p.m.

Stolen lawn mowers recovered, arrests made

Charles “Chuck” Aubin

According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Patrol Division responded to a complaint in reference to a theft that occurred at 14239 St. Elmo Road in Delcambre.
The complainant advised that a black 16’ utility trailer with a front drop gate and a rear drop gate was stolen along with three zero-turn lawn mowers. The lawn mowers were a 60” Gravely, 66” Gravely and a 32” Snapper Pro.

On first day of sugar cane hauling, car hits trailer

The front of this White Continental was destroyed when it hit the back of a sugar cane truck on La. 167 on Thursday. The driver, Christopher Meaux, 22, was flown to a hospital.

On the first day of hauling sugarcane to the mills in Iberia Parish, there was a traffic accident in Vermilion Parish that involved a sugar cane truck.

Abbeville Police cruiser involved in Park Ave. crash

The crash occurred on Park Avenue in Abbeville.

An Abbeville police officer and another driver were involved in a crash on Park Avenue near Vermilion Catholic and Mount Carmel Wednesday afternoon.

Abbey Players to perform ‘Evangeline’

These five are characters in the play “Evangeline.” In the back, standing are Evangeline played by Anne Catherine LeBlanc talking with her future husband, who is being played by Luke Nettles. Also in the picture are John Boudoin (left), Sidney Savoie and Chris Trahan.

This year marks the 250th anniversary of the arrival of the first Acadians into south Louisiana.

Online crowd funds Gueydan baseball program

Gueydan High head baseball coach Gabe Fluitt

GUEYDAN — Like any new head coach, Gabe Fluitt has a vision for the Gueydan High baseball program.
As most coaches know, seeing that vision come to fruition takes time and money.



Andre Touchet had a two run home for Erath.

ERATH - The Erath Bobcats and University High volleyed the lead five times on Friday, but Erath came out on top for a 10-6 win.


Abbeville Mayor Mark Piazza joins the Junior Auxiliary of Abbeville Chapter during their general chapter meeting on April 5 to present and read an official proclamation honoring April 03-06 as National Junior Auxiliary Week. Mayor Piazza thanked the chapter for their leadership, dedication and service to the community over the years. Mayor Piazza has been a supporter of JA of Abbeville since his installation as and the chapter is immensely grateful for his friendship. Members showcased their JA pride by wearing their chapter color, blue, and signifying their JA Week theme “Let BLUE Reign”.


Members of JA of Abbeville gathered for dinner at the new Riverfront location following the final chapter meeting of the JA year and in observance of Junior Auxiliary Week. Pictured are Marcy Lege, Shelly Libersat, Rita Broussard, Tara Duplantis, Renee Bertrand, Beverly Lege, Angie Detraz, Hollie Trahan, Tanya Istre, Liz Perry, Jamie Corner, Angelle Broussard, Dr. Anita Carrere, Laurie Gunter and Renee Duhon.


Jade Paul Menard, 25, died on April 25, 2016 in the city of Youngsville, La. His memorial was held at 10708 Highway 697, Abbeville, LA on April 29, 2016.

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