The financial news is not getting any better for the Vermilion Parish School Board. Sales tax collection and oil and gas revenue and sales tax collection continue to fall for the public school system.

Quintylan Richard

The man accused of shooting Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Allen Bares Jr. exactly two years ago today will spend the rest of his life in prison.

Vermilion Parish School Board members Laura LeBeouf (far left) and Luddy Herpin (far right) present a plaque to Brandy and Jacob Gaspard for their work done at the Kaplan High softball field.

The Vermilion Parish School Board has decided not to start a pilot program to allow cell phones on the campus of Abbeville High or any other high school in the parish.

Quintylan Richard

Vermilion Parish School Board members Laura LeBeouf (far left) and Luddy Herpin (far right) present a plaque to Brandy and Jacob Gaspard for their work done at the Kaplan High softball field.

Vermilion Parish retired guardsmen receive National Infantry Association award

The Louisiana National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 156th Infantry Regiment, 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team hosted a ceremony to present the National Infantry Association’s Order of Saint Maurice to five current or former Soldiers in Abbeville, Nov. 7, 2015. Pictured left to right: Leonard Paulley III who represented the late retired Brig. Gen. Leonard Pauley, retired Brig. Gen. Curney Dronet of Erath, La.; Lt. Col. Gary Whipple representing retired Maj. Gen. Gary Whipple of Houma, La.; LANG Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Glenn H. Curtis of Alexandria, La.; retired Brig. Gen. Robert LeBlanc; and retired Col. Leonard Pauley, Jr. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Gregory Stevens/Released)

By Sgt. Greg Stevens, 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Representative

Kaplan Elementary’s Ford honored

Vermilion Parish Assistant Superintendent Paul Hebert (left) and
Superintendent Jerome Puyau present Andrea Ford with the
Vermilion Parish Elementary Principal of the Year honor.

KAPLAN — Ask any principal of a successful school and he or she will be quick to tell you that success is a direct result of everyone working together.

VC expected to remain No. 2 in power point rankings

Emile Trahan caught three passes for 37 yards.

The Vermilion Catholic Eagles scored 27 points in the second quarter and went on to cruise to a 48-14 win over Lafayette Christian.

Early voting for runoffs begins Saturday

Vermilion Parish Voters will not have to decide on any local runoffs, but there are some important state elections still to be settled.

Giant Omelette Celebration this weekend in Abbeville

The preparation and cooking of the Giant Omelette will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.

This weekend will be a time for celebration in Abbeville.
To be exact, the annual Giant Omelette Celebration is set for Saturday and Sunday.

Group showing path for future

Vermilion Parish students visit the University of Louisiana at Lafayette as part of the Developing Young Professionals Inc. “2015 College Tour Project.”

Kalen Smith graduated from Abbeville High School in 1998 and wrapped up a degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette five years later.



Claire Meyers signs on the dotted line and will now be a Ragin Cajun track athlete. In the photo with her are her father Kevin and mother Monica. Her track coaches Mya Touchet and Casey Meador.

Claire Meyers will continue the Meyers family tradition of playing sports for the UL-Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns.


Adrian Jude Duhon
A son, Adrian Jude Duhon, was born Monday, June 20, 2016, at Abbeville General to Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Jude Duhon of Abbeville.

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