Mariah Marceaux, photo courtesy of Facebook

Shortly before 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, deputies with the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office investigated a single-vehicle fatality crash that claimed the life of an 18-year-old Kaplan woman.
On Thursday, June 25, the Abbeville Police Department investigated two separate incidents involving the same individual.

Robert Vincent with former Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco.

“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.” – Booker T. Washington

Mariah Marceaux, photo courtesy of Facebook

Robert Vincent with former Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco.

Plenty of Cattle Festival activity set for weekend

The Red Barn in Abbeville

Opening ceremonies for the 66th Annual Louisiana Cattle Festival are scheduled for Oct. 10.
There will be plenty of festival activity packed into the coming weekend, though.

Public reacts to Baudoin’s bravery

Today, as 21-year-old Haley Baudoin tries to physically and mentally heal from her attack by a stranger near the UL Campus, friends and strangers praise her for the actions she took Tuesday morning

VC sophomore will be competing in National Beef Contest

Kerrigan Fitch and Bret Lee

Bret Lee, a sophomore at Vermilion Catholic High and two other students from Acadiana, are in Denver Friday and Saturday to compete in the National Beef Ambassador Contest.

Abbeville, three other homecomings Friday in Vermilion Parish

AHS Court - Seated: Kaylyn Badeaux, Haley Bourque, Sadie Leblanc, Madison Duhon, Jada Nathan Standing: Daijha Darby, Tori Mouton, Queen Trinity Broussard, Taylor Campbell, Marisol Gamez, and Marie-Claude Motty

It does not happen too often, but Friday it is happening - four homecomings on the same Friday.

St. Peter Catholic Shool donates books to Faith House

Faith House of Acadiana’s board member Judy LeBlanc accepts donated books from St. Peter Catholic School’s principal Carl LeJeune.

GUEYDAN - The St. Peter Catholic School has recently donated more than 300 books to the women and children of Faith House for their media center.

Les Dames de Geudyan Host Homecoming Tea

The Les Dames de Gueydan hosted the 2014 Gueydan High School 2014 Homecoming Tea held at the home of Nancy Hensgens on Sunday, September 21. Attending the Tea are members front row from left, Brandy Vallo, Danielle Zaunbrecher, Judy LeBlanc and Tammy Broussard, Back row Stacie Dupree, Tisha Broussard, Angie LeBlanc, Nancy Hensgens, Tammy Richard and Brandy Broussard.

GUEYDAN - Continuing with Gueydan High School and Les Dames de Gueydan tradition, the women’s organization hosted the GHS Homecoming Tea.

Save Lake Peigneur wins its lawsuit

NEW IBERIA - Judge Keith Comeaux of the 16th Judicial District Court based in New Iberia reversed the decision of the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (LDNR) to issue a Coastal Use Permit

Kaplan High homecoming court

The 2014 Kaplan High School Homecoming Court includes (sitting) Madison Duhon, Taylor Lange, Olivia Gabor, Kamron Williams and Destiny Touchet (standing) Kailey LeJeune, Maria Briolo, Caroline Touchet, Victoria Dubois and Dayne Bass.
The game is Friday at home, starting at 7 p.m.



KYAAs 12u Fastpitch Softball Team placed first this past weekend in the Scott Area Team Sports Allstar tournament held in Scott, La. Team members include Coaches Bart Baudoin, C.J. Chargois, Ryan Hebert and David Packard, Janiya Small, Lexi Broussard, Kinley Duhon, Maddie Campisi, Carina Chargois, Je Johnnie, Jayden Baudoin, Molly Sistrunk, Jozie Jameyson, Ava Hebert, Gabrielle Marceaux, and Lauryn Packard.


Mrs. Brett Elias

Miss Cori Dupuis became the bride of Mr. Brett Elias on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Maurice, La.
Father Louis Richard officiated the 1:30 p.m. ceremony.


Leedward J. “L.J.” Vincent, 90, of Port Neches, died Monday, June 29, 2015. He was born on September 23, 1924, in Leroy, Louisiana, to Louise Breaux and Joseph Vincent.

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