Bats were found in Gueydan High in late January.

Gueydan High’s bat incident has costly update

Monday nights’ School Board committe meeting received a report on the cost of the battle of the bats at Gueydan High School earlier this year.
The overall cost to remove the bats cost the School Board $40,000.
Kerry Richard, Facilities Manager for the VPSB, presented the report before the board and began with many thanks to his team and to Gueydan High’s principal.

Whooping cranes. Photo courtesy of Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

$7,500 reward offered for information on shooting of endangered

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents are looking for leads regarding an endangered whooping crane that was shot in Acadia Parish.
The crane was found with a wounded wing on Nov. 2, 2018 between Crowley and Rayne off of Monceaux Rd. The crane was taken to a vet where it had to be put down due to its injuries. The crane was then sent in for a necropsy where it was determined to have been shot in the wing.

Kenneth Paul Shergold

Ville Platte man accused of beating elderly disabled veteran

OPELOUSAS — A 29-year-old Ville Platte man has been arrested and accused of striking an elderly disabled veteran with a tire iron at a Nuba gas station on Valentine’s Day.
St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz said Kenneth Paul Shergold, of the 200 block of Freddie Dunn Road, Ville Platte, was charged on Wednesday with one count of simple battery to the infirm and one count of aggravated second-degree battery.

Joshua Vanslyke

Vanslyke arrested after Abbeville Police respond to Armed Robbery call

On Wednesday at 4:34 p.m., officers of the Abbeville Police Department responded to an armed robbery call at a residence on Maude Avenue.
Officers spoke to the victim, who stated that he gave an individual known as Joshua Vanslyke a ride to his residence on Messina Street.
The victim stated that they both went into Vanslyke’s residence under the premise that Vanslyke was going to get gas money to repay the victim for the ride.

For years, the old post office building has sat empty. It is owned by the Vermilion Parish School Board.

What to do with building?

The appraisal for the old Abbeville post office building was completed and it states the downtown building holds a $250,000 price tag. The next question is, “What to do with the building?”
School Board members were in different corners on whether to keep the building for proper use or sell the building for good profit. The building was given to the School Board by the Broussard family in Abbeville. It has sat empty for years.
School Board attorney Kathy Boudreaux presented information about the sale of the building and a timeline on when it should happen.


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