Abbeville Police recovered evidence during the traffic stop.

On Jan. 15, 2015, at approximately 11:15 a.m., investigators with Abbeville Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at the intersection of Franks Alley and S. Miles St. While Investigators were stopping the vehicle, they observed the front seat passenger hiding something between the seats.

William Thibodeaux

By William Thibodeaux, History columnist

State Rep. Bob Hensgens

In what is another sign that Common Core will still be a hot issue this session, despite the budget, lawmakers are saying they've been invited to the Governor's Mansion next week for an "urgent meeting" on the topic.

Abbeville Police recovered evidence during the traffic stop.

William Thibodeaux

State Rep. Bob Hensgens

Kaplan native rises to CEO of Girl Scouts

Rachel Broussard is shown working at a retreat for Girls Scouts.

A Kaplan native is now one of the two highest ranking people in Girl Scouts of Louisiana.

Gueydan City Council gets swron in

Town of Gueydan officials were sworn in at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, January 6 at 6 p.m. at Gueydan City Hall by Justice of the Peace, Tim LeBlanc.

Gueydan’s first baby born January 5

The Walton family welcomed Jon Taylor on Monday, January 5, making him Gueydan’s First Baby. The Walton family from left, Erin, Caroline, Isaac Jon Taylor and George Walton.

GUEYDAN - Jon Taylor Walton is officially Gueydan’s first baby of 2015. Jon Taylor came into the world on Monday, January 5, 2015.

LaPolitics Notebook

Jeremy Alford

Major State Tax Study Taking Shape

New Kaplan Judge

Newly sworn in Judge Stanton Hardee is being robed by his mother, Linda Hardee during the swearing in ceremonies held in the O.H. Deshotels courtroom at the Kaplan City Court.

By Judy T. Mire

Vermilion Parish residents those named Louisiana Master Farmers

(Photo by Bruce Schultz)
Nine new Louisiana Master Farmers were presented certificates on Jan. 13 at a meeting, of the Louisiana Association of Conservation Districts. From left to right are Ernest Girouard, coordinator, of the Louisiana Master Farmer Program; Master Farmer Cody Gregory, of Morehouse Parish; Master Farmer Brett Chiasson, of St. Charles Parish; Master Farmer James Wagley, of Natchitoches Parish; Brent Robbins, deputy commissioner of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry; Master Farmer John-Louis Harrison, of West Baton Rouge Parish; Kevin Norton, of Natural Resources Conservation Service; Master Farmer Alan Hebert, of Jefferson Davis Parish; Bill Richardson, LSU vice president for agriculture; and Master Farmer William J. Husband, of Vermilion Parish. Not pictured are Master Farmers Paul Ratliff, of West Carroll Parish; James Marsalis, of Claiborne Parish; and John Hensgens, of Calcasieu Parish.

BATON ROUGE – Nine individuals were recognized Tuesday (Jan.



Kaplan’s Olivia Gabor signed a national letter of intent to play softball at LSU Eunice. Joining her at the signing were, from left: (sitting) parents Tim and Stacey Gabor; (standing) Kaplan principal Dr. Janet Guerinni, Kaplan coach Shay Herpin and Kaplan assistant coach Courtney Hargrave.

Not many people can say that they are joining a program that has won back-to-back national championships, but Olivia Gabor can.


Mrs. Gregg Ryan Coyle

Miss Jennifer Langlinais and Gregg Ryan Coyle were joined in holy matrimony on Saturday, December 27, 2014 at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Abbeville.


FORKED ISLAND – A Mass of Christian Burial for Thomas James Touchet, 46, will be held at 1:30PM on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church with Fr. Keith Broussard officiating.

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