Doctors diagnosed Kayli Thibodeaux, now 17, with leukemia when she was 7 years old.

LEROY — When the North Vermilion Patriots play host to Episcopal of Baton Rouge this Friday, there will undoubtedly be plenty of tough players on the field. The toughest person in the stadium, however, may just be one who is on the sideline cheering.
Three beautiful murals now welcome residents and visitors into downtown Kaplan. They can be seen on the east side of Cusing Boulevard.
On the November 4 ballot, the City of Kaplan will be asking voters to renew half of the 6.11 operating millage for property taxes. “I want everyone to be made aware this is NOT a property tax increase,” said Kaplan Mayor Kirk Champagne. “It is just a renewal. Everything will be exactly as it was before.”

Doctors diagnosed Kayli Thibodeaux, now 17, with leukemia when she was 7 years old.

Joint Press Conference regarding Monday shooting

Multiple law enforcement agencies, including the Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office and Louisiana State Police, held a press conference Tuesday, June 24, 2014, involving the shooting death of deputy

Allen Bares: 'protecting and serving with his last breath'

Allen Bares Jr. worked as a law enforcement agent for 12 years.

Allen Bares Jr. may not have been working Monday for the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office, but that does not mean he was not a police officer protecting Vermilion Parish.

Abbeville under lockdown while police search for killers

The Vermilion Parish Swat Team walk down Martin Luther King Drive in search of the alleged killers.

Off Martin Luther KIng Drive in Abbeville, law enforcement agencies are going house to house searching for the two people who shot and killed an off-duty Vermilion Parish Sheriff deputy on Monday a

Off-duty Vermilion Parish Sheriff deputy shot and killed; law enforcement agents looking for two men who possibly shot him and stole his truck

The Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office questioned sugar cane farmers who saw two men driving off in a Chevy truck that belonged to the off-duty Sheriff deputy, who was shot Monday afternoon.

An off-duty Vermilion Parish Sheriff's deputy was shot and killed Monday around 4 p.m. on South Hospital Drive, located south of Abbeville, and his truck was stolen by the alleged shooters.

93 Vermilion students compete at 4-H University

The Vermilion 4-H University delegation, volunteer leaders and agents gather in Baton Rouge.

Numbers were slightly down from the more than 100 students Vermilion Parish brought to 4-H University last year.

Fisherman injured early Sunday morning in boating accident on Intracoastal Canal

A single boat accident occurred on the Intracoastal Canal in Intracoastal City Sunday morning. The driver of the boat was air lifted to a local hospital.

James Thompson Jr was injured early Sunday morning, just after midnight, after his boat crashed into the bank right past the 4-Mile Canal on the Intracoastal Canal.

'Large' Fishing for Memories Rodeo held in Intracoastal City

Lane Romero said because he was at a fishing rodeo, he wanted to ride on a fish. He climbed on this 85 pound alligator garfish. (photo by Leah Trahan).

“Large” may be the best word to describe the 2014 Fishing for Memories Rodeo held this past weekend in Intracoastal City.

Younger sister to donate kidney to older sister

Amber Wells (left) will donate a kidney to her sister Twyla Freeman.

The question never needed to be asked.
At the point in her life when Twyla Freeman ever needed a kidney transplant, her sister Amber Wells was going to be there with one to give.



VC quarterback Gage Trahan (9) throwing to Payton Trahan. Gage completed four of nine passes for 89 yards.

LAFAYETTE – The Vermilion Catholic Screamin’ Eagles have work to do – nothing that can't be addressed, but work to do nonetheless – after dropping a 12-6 decision to Opelousas Catholic on Thursday


Ashley Domingue and Charles Hunter

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Domingue of Kaplan, La. along with Ms. Tina Newman and Mr. Charles L. Hunter, Sr. of Lake Charles, La.

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