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.


New Nature Trail in Vermilion Parish

Police jurors Mark Poché (right), Errol Domingues (left) stand with Rep. Simone Champagne and Bonnie Broussard (left) at the beginning of the wooden trail built at Bancker. The cement columns were found in the wetlands behind the Grotto and are from the late 1800s. They were part of a rectory that was on the grounds in the late 1890s.

Seven years ago a group of Vermilion Parish residents had a vision to create a nature trail through an acre of wetlands along the Vermilion River at Bancker Grotto Memorial Park.

Maurice police arrest southern reality star

Lyle Boudreaux

MAURICE — Village of Police officers arrested a Lafayette man who appeared on the reality show “Party Down South.”

The 2014 Chic-A-La Pie Mardi Gras court

The court includes Angie Demette, captain; Sarah Bohuslavicky, flower girl; Darlene Primeaux, second maid; Nicole Hebert, first maid; Queen Jambalaya Karen Price; King Gumbo Brady Price; Ryan Hebert, first duke; Kenneth Primeaux, second duke; Ryan Bohuslavicky, paige; Jude Adams, co- captain; (kneeling) Linda Vincent, jester and David Fontenot, jester. (Photo by Shelly Hargrave)


Chief Boyd Adams advises officers investigated the following:

Caitlin Domingues of Erath signs with UL

Caitlin Domingues is the fourth member of the Domingues family to run track at UL. From left to right: Great Uncle Bob Domingues, Grandfather Jimmy Domingues, Caitlin Domingues and Great Uncle Ed Domingues.

Friday was a big day for Caitlin Domingues, the Domingues family and for the Erath Bobcats.

Big Drug Bust in Vermilion Parish

In the picture are (left to right) Col. Kirk Frith, Sheriff Mike Couvillon, Abbeville Police Chief Tony Hardy, Abbeville Mayor Mark Piazza and Drew David, captain of the task force.

According to Sheriff Mike Couvillon and Chief Tony Hardy, the Vermilion / Municipal task force recently made the following arrests for drug related offenses due to undercover operations conducted w

Levy Cancer Foundation created to help cancer patients in Vermilion Parish

The Levy Cancer Foundation Board Members: (left to right) Standing from left to right: Shannon Broussard, RN (Financial Secretary), Ray Landry, CEO (President), Sarah Briggs (Board Member), Cassie Levy (Chairman of the Board), Vanessa Hebert (Recording Secretary), Thomas Vallot (Treasurer), Dr.Myriam Hutchinson (Board member), Janice Stakes (Financial Secretary). And, seated in the front is Dr.Corbett Lebouef (Vice Chairman).

The Levy Cancer Foundation, (LCF) the Irvin and Jo Levy Cancer Foundation, is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization developed as a vehicle to raise funds to benefit the Vermilion Parish area.



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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