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.”
KAPLAN - Kade Abshire could have been sentenced to 30 years in prison for vehicular homicide, but because it was his best friend he killed in a truck accident two years ago, Abshire will not be going to jail.

Daylily Festival set for Saturday in downtown Abbeville

The Daylily Festival and Garden Show will kick off Saturday at 8:30 a.m. in Magdalen Square in downtown Abbeville.

Rain or shine, Magdalen Square in downtown Abbeville will be filled with the color that has become common to this time of year.

Amendment to save Louisiana coast passes Senate committee

State Rep. Simone Champagne

BATON ROUGE – With overwhelming help her colleagues in the Senate, Representative Simone Champagne (R-Jeanerette) is closer to offering a constitutional amendment to ensure fines imposed under the

Services set for Michael Detraz Jr.

Michael Detraz Jr.

ABBEVILLE—Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 31, 2014 at a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St.

Abbeville man arrested again on drug-related charges

Abbeville Police found Jonathan Thibodeaux in possession of drugs, drug paraphernalia, guns and $7,000 in cash.

For the second time in four months, authorities have arrested an Abbeville man on multiple drug-related charges.

Erath Fourth of July Association wins ‘Red Apple Award’

Pictured are Elwood Lacour (former Erath 4th of July President), Claudette Lacour, (Erath 4th of July Treasurer), Robert Vincent (Current Erath 4th of July President) and Delta Kappa Gamma President Claudell Thibodeaux.

ERATH - Erath 4th of July Association recently received the “Delta Kappa Gamma Red Apple Award” for outstanding contributions at the Club’s annual banquet.

Six new assistant principals named in Vermilion Parish

Christine Hebert is going from Erath Middle to the new assistant principal at Dozier Elementary in Erath.

In the final week of school, it looks like all of the administrators are in place, heading into the 2014-2015 school year.



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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