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.

Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office in search of two stolen dirt bikes

Two dirt bikes were stolen from a Maurice storage shed on March 4. As of Thursday they still have not been located. If anyone has information on the stolen bikes, they can call Detective Eric Hollier of the Sheriff’s Office.

The Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office is searching for the two dirt bikes that were stolen from a Maurice storage shed on March 4.

Abbeville student wins Acadiana’s Boys & Girls Club youth award

Bre’Jai Robertson speaks to the Abbeville Kiwanis Club this past Tuesday.

After being named Boys & Girls Club of Acadiana “Youth of the Year,” Bre’Jai Robertson of Abbeville has the opportunity for the state honor.

Volunteers help pick up trash in Abbeville

Volunteers helped pick up trash last Saturday in Abbeville. The group met in Magdalen Square.

Volunteers spent last Saturday making Abbeville a cleaner place.
The effort was part of the Great American Cleanup. Nearly 100 volunteers took part.

Abbeville man invented simple way to help slowdown erosion along coastline

These strips of plastic are placed in four feet of water about three feet from the shoreline. The strips help stop sediment from washing back into the deep water.

Louisiana coastline is slowly disappearing because of erosion, and there is a race to find ways to slow it down.

Perry Bridge repair on schedule

The Perry Bridge has been closed since Dec. 1, 2014.

PERRY — Work on the Perry Bridge is nearly right on schedule.



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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