A quiet Kaplan City Council meeting turned into a heated discussion between Mayor Kirk Champagne and two event chairmen last Tuesday. The Louisiana Cajun Food Fest chairman, Alice Stelly, and the Boogie on the Boulevard chairman, Mike Kloesel approached the council table to turn in two checks to the mayor for their respective events.
The Nov. 4 election day is less than a week away, but many in Vermilion Parish have already made decisions. Early voting ended Tuesday around the state, with 448 voters visiting the Vermilion Parish Registrar of Voters Office to cast ballots on the final day.
While working a seatbelt detail on Wednesday, Oct. 29, Officer Kevin Gary with the Abbeville Police Department apprehended Javion Mitchell on felony drug charges.


Truck catches fire in Kaplan

A vehicle fire occurred in the driveway of a home in Kaplan early Tuesday morning. The Ford truck is owned by Kissan Judge. The fire burned the vehicle and parts of the carport.

Abbeville Arrest Report: Sept. 1-8

Kim Paul Boudreaux
DOB: 7/25/1960
Charge: Aggravated Assault With a Firearm

Sy P. Broussard
DOB: 6/15/1971
Charge: Contempt of Court

VC holds off Erath comeback

Emile Trahan of VC and Erath’s Ross Granger and Zach Broussard (7) go up for the ball. Trahan came down with the catch.

The Vermilion Catholic Eagles hung on to beat the Erath Bobcats 35-30 Friday in a shoot out.

Cooking With Heart

Mary Harris (left) and Kenneth Brent Moore prepare a meal Friday morning at the St. Mary Magdalen Christian Service Center’s soup kitchen. Harris, the head cook, has prepared nearly 60,000 hot meals this year.

If food can feed the soul, then it makes sense that the cooking would come from the heart.

Abbeville council reviews crime stats over 10 years

Abbeville Councilman Francis Touchet Jr.

Concerned about an increase in crime in the city, Abbeville Councilman Francis Touchet Jr. suggested in July that statistics be gathered and presented in an attempt to reach the source.



Erath defense before the snap during last week’s game against Kaplan. The Bobcats are in action tonight at home against West St. Mary.

Erath hopes to get back to their winning ways when they host the winless West St. Mary WolfPack tonight.


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.

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