Sen. Bob Hensgens

A couple of days before hurricane season begins, Rep. Bob Hensgens introduced a bill that urges the state’s Department of Transportation and Development to do a study on the emergency evacuation route to Hwy. 35 that connects with Hwy. 92, near Rayne.

The Honor Guard at a Memorial Day ceremony.

There is no slowing down for the Vermilion Parish Honor Guard of Kaplan American Legion Post 271. Since 1988, the Honor Guard has been busy performing funerals for veterans and other civic ceremonies, including Monday’s Memorial Day Ceremonies. In the last 27 years, they have now performed 1,560 funerals.

The Daylily Festival will begin Saturday morning in Abbeville.

Magdalen Square in downtown Abbeville will be alive with color Saturday morning with the arrival of the 14th Annual Daylily Festival and Garden Show. The event will kickoff at 8:30 a.m. and will run until 3 p.m. There will not be an opportunity for early bird shopping.

Sen. Bob Hensgens

The Honor Guard at a Memorial Day ceremony.

The Daylily Festival will begin Saturday morning in Abbeville.

J.H. Williams takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

J.H. Williams Middle School administrators (seated L-R) Ryan Abshire, Lysonia Robertson, Principal Dana Primeaux and Kimberly Etie accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Friday afternoon. Doing the honors of pouring are staff members (L-R) Rodney LaSalle, Bruce Bass, Dean Dronet and Chuck Guardia.

Money continues to pour in to the ALS Association thanks to the group’s Ice Bucket Challenge.

2014 Duck Festival Queen

2014 Gueydan Duck Festival Queen
Macy LeBlanc

GUEYDAN - Dark hair beauty, Macy Michelle LeBlanc was crowned the 2014 Duck Festival Queen Saturday afternoon at the Duck Festival Building among family, friends and spectators.

Family, friends of homicide victims meet with officials in Abbeville

Abbeville Police Chief Tony Hardy (left), Lt. David Hardy (middle) and Abbeville Councilman Wayne Landry take part in discussion
during Wednesday’s meeting.

Abbeville City Councilman Wayne Landry organized a town hall meeting weeks ago to discuss the open homicide cases in both Abbeville and Vermilion Parish, not knowing exactly what would come of it.



Gueydan’s Cheyenne Lacomb earned a spot on the All-District First Team in a utility spot.


VC’s Bella Doucet earned first team All-District honors in the outfield.

Thirteen total Vermilion Parish softball players earned a spot on either the first or second teams in District 7-1A.


Leadership Vermilion Class 2

On May 20 Leadership Vermilion Class 2 visited the Louisiana State Capitol.

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