Youngsville Mayor Ken Ritter Issues Statement on Controversial Crash Involving Councilmember, Police Chief
Youngsville Mayor Ken Ritter has released a statement in the wake of recent backlash surrounding a controversial crash that happened in Sugar Mill Pond involving a city councilwoman and the police chief.
Youngsville Councilwoman Issues Statement as Police Body Cam Videos of Sugar Mill Pond Crash Incident Released
Youngsville Councilwoman Kayla Menard Reaux has issued an official statement in response to a report from The Advocate regarding a crash incident from November 2022.
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards Blasts Lafayette Mayor, City Council Over Vote To Reject Mask Mandate
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards expressed his disappointment in how Lafayette leadership is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lafayette Woman Being Sought By Sheriff’s Department
No other details have been provided.
BUILD Grant to Help “Revitalize” University Avenue Corridor in Lafayette
Lafayette City Council Chair Pat Lewis (District 1) explains how this $10 million BUILD grant will fund two components of the University Avenue Corridor Project.
“Debris Drop” Happening in October in Lafayette
Lafayette Parish residents can get rid of old trash and junk that aren’t typically picked up with regular garbage collection during “Debris Drop,” set for Saturday, October 24, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. until noon.
Temporary Library Cards Issued for Hurricane Laura Evacuees
The Lafayette Public Library is now issuing temporary library cards to Louisiana residents from Jefferson Davis Parish, Calcasieu Parish, and Cameron Parish who have been displaced by Hurricane Laura and who are momentarily living in Lafayette Parish.
UL Lafayette Confirms Two COVID-19 Cases
Two University of Louisiana at Lafayette students have tested positive for COVID-19. The students shared an on-campus apartment.
Latest Survey Results Show Effects of Coronavirus on Acadiana Economy
In mid-April, a second COVID-19 Business Impact Survey was conducted through a joint effort of business resource partners including One Acadiana.
Lafayette General Health to Begin COVID-19 Antibody Testing
The lab-based serology blood test, provided by Abbott, tests for the detection of IgG antibody to identify if a person has had the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Graduation Rescheduled for Lafayette Parish Students
The Lafayette Parish School System is rescheduling all high school graduations.
Guidelines Released to Re-opening Golf Courses in Lafayette Parish
At Friday's press conference, Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory released the guidelines to re-opening golf courses in Lafayette Parish.
Lafayette Utilities System Wins National Safety Awards
Lafayette Utilities System (LUS) has earned the American Public Power Association’s Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices in 2019 and a Diamond Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service.
Public Memorial on Friday for Dr. Ray Authement
The public is invited to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Ray P. Authement at a drive-by memorial Friday at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
UL Lafayette Confirms COVID-19 Case
In a statement emailed Wednesday to students, faculty and staff members, Dr. Joseph Savoie, University president, said the student does not live on campus, nor were they a student resident this semester.
Lafayette Public Library System Suspends Drive-Thru Services; Digital Resources Available
All Lafayette Public Library locations will discontinue drive-thru pickup and return services as of 5:00 PM Monday.
Lafayette Mayor-President Guillory Calls For Cancellation of All Mass Public Gatherings Through Sunday, March 15, 2020
This will include all public meetings, events, programming and extra-curricular activities in an effort to curb the potential spread of the virus.
Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory Names Interim Directors
Mayor-President Josh Guillory has named interim directors for the newly created Drainage Department and the Traffic, Roads & Bridges Department (TRB).
Robideaux Makes Temporary Leadership Changes At LUS & LUS Fiber
Lafayette Mayor-President Joel Robideaux has appointed new Interim Directors at Lafayette Utilities System (LUS) and its sister telecommunications system, LUS Fiber.
$350,000 Going To Acadia & St. Martin Fire Departments
Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announces that Acadia Parish Fire District 7 and St. Martin Parish will receive more than $350,000 in federal funding from FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.