Get your calender out parents and children because Halloween in Vermilion Parish is getting confusing. The rest of the United States will be celebrating Halloween on Oct. 31, which is a Friday. But in Vermilion Parish, you will have two days to celebrate Halloween.
Vermilion Parish has five schools that had a school performance grade of A. Three of the five schools were elementary schools, and the other two were high schools. Two A schools improved from being a B school last year. Cecil Picard Elementary had one of the biggest leap in scores from last year.
If you see a few ghosts around Abbeville, don’t be scared. The “Ghosts on the Bayou” are friendly. Abbeville Main Street, along with the Abbeville Library and the Vermilion Tourist Commission, placed 20 ghosts at various spots around the downtown area.


Two bodies found in burning vehicle in Vermilion Parish

A large burned area remains Wednesday morning after the Maurice Fire Department put out the fire. When the fire was out, they learned there were two bodies inside. The vehicle was located on Claude Road, off La. 699.

According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon, at approximately 1 am this morning Sheriff’s deputies responded to a vehicle fire on Claude Road, just south of Maurice.

State recognizes Abbeville General as 2013 Safe Sleep Champion Hospital

L - R Heidi Barras RN, Diane Steiner RN, OB Nurse Manager, Dr. Loreen Karani, Pediatrician , Christine Cornell, Louisiana Office of Public Health, Stephanie Guercio RN, Tina Faulk, Education Coordinator, Denise Noel, RN Chief Nursing Officer

Abbeville General Hospital was recently recognized as a 2013 Louisiana Safe Sleep Champion Hospital by the State of Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals.

Body found in Girard Park in Lafayette is identified

Alexandria Shelton

The mysterious death of a 21-year-old woman whose body was pulled out of a drainage ditch in Girard Park Sunday morning has left her friends and the police wondering how it happened.

Kaplan hosts visitors from its twin city

Jumelage President Kenneth Broussard and Mayor Kirk Champagne are shown with Belgium officials Didier Hougarty and Fabienne Christiaens, president of Jumelage de Hannut.

Thirty five tourists from Kaplan’s twin city, Hannut, Belgium were welcomed at city hall last week.
The reception was the first event of a jam packed two week stay.

Gov. Jindal announces state health initiative

BATON ROUGE – Today, Governor Bobby Jindal and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) Secretary Kathy Kliebert were joined by dozens of local supporting organizations to launch the


Chief Boyd Adams advises officers investigated the following:
April 3
Suspicious persons on at 11th and Boudreaux.
Theft on the 1800 block of W. Seventh.



The North Vermilion Patriots run onto the field before their game against Abbeville last Friday. The Patriots host West St. Mary this week looking to win their second straight game.

The North Vermilion Patriots look for two straight wins Friday, when they host West St. Mary.


On their wedding day in 1964.


Mr. and Mrs. Truman Abshire today.

Truman James Abshire and Lona Fay Hebert are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on October 17, 1964.



Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at a 2:00 PM Mass of Christian Burial in St.

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