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.
Repairs Coming to Ambassador Caffery Road in Lafayette (SCHEDULE)
Construction has begun to repair and improve Ambassador Caffery Parkway on the stretch of the roadway from Johnston Street to Kaliste Saloom Road.
“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.
Lafayette’s Estimated Taxable Sales in June Highest on Record for 2020
With more than $562 million in estimated taxable sales in June, year-to-date sales in Lafayette Parish reached $2.98 billion—3.7% lower than 2019 and 0.82% higher than 2018. June estimated sales are the highest month on record for 2020.
Lafayette Parish to Get Over $7.1 Million in COVID-19 Relief Funds
Lafayette will use the grant funds for normal and extraordinary operating expenses, purchase of rolling stock, and paratransit services.
Sandbags Available in Lafayette Parish Ahead of Tropical Depression
The National Weather Service (NWS) is tracking a tropical system south of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico.
Taxable Sales Up in Most of Lafayette Parish from April to May
“The positive impacts of moving into Phase 1 reopening in May, the federal Economic Impact Payments, and the additional $600 in weekly unemployment benefits provided by the CARES Act are obvious with increases in monthly sales from April,” said Gregg Gothreaux, President and CEO of the Lafayette Economic Development Authority (LEDA).
UL Lafayette Announces Fall Semester Calendar Changes
The earlier start date is one of several changes the University has made to its academic calendar as it prepares for the safe resumption of on-campus instruction and housing and residential life in the fall.
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.
Taxable Sales Numbers are Mixed Bag in Lafayette Parish
With more than $509 million in taxable sales in March, 2020 year-to-date taxable sales reached $1.49 billion.
Graduation Rescheduled for Lafayette Parish Students
The Lafayette Parish School System is rescheduling all high school graduations.
Guidelines Released for 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.
Additional Sand Bag Locations Announced for Lower St. Martin Parish
In order to minimize interaction among members of the public in securing sandbags, the sites will be open to the public at all times and will be self-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.