KAPLAN - Kade Abshire could have been sentenced to 30 years in prison for vehicular homicide, but because it was his best friend he killed in a truck accident two years ago, Abshire will not be going to jail.

Students at Erath High left notes and flowers for their former teacher, Amy Brown Noel.

ERATH - Since the death of Erath High School teacher Amy Brown Noel, her classroom door has been closed, and there is a good chance it will remain closed the rest of the school year.

Aaron Dartest will be the new Abbeville High Wildcat mascot.

Thursday night is a big night for one Abbeville High School senior. Aaron Dartest will make his debut as the new Abbeville High School Wildcat Mascot in the home opener to begin the season.

Students at Erath High left notes and flowers for their former teacher, Amy Brown Noel.

Aaron Dartest will be the new Abbeville High Wildcat mascot.

Deuce takes it to the bank

Dave Fullerton of Gueydan trained his 2-1/2 year old HRCH Blackjack’s Aces and Deuces Wild Labrador to be an excellent prize winning retriever.

Ever been duck or goose hunting with a bird dog?

Kiwanis Club holding annual charity golf tourney Saturday

Kiwanis Club members (L-R) Mike Hardy, Scott Hollier, Richard Melancon and Troy Frederick display the 2014 Camaro, sponsored by Ray Chevrolet, that will be the prize for the Hole-In-One Contest during Saturday’s Charity Golf tournament.

The Abbeville Kiwanis Club will hold its 23rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament this Saturday.
The proceeds from the event go to Vermilion Parish charities and scholarships.

Erath native recalls reaching NCAAs with Ragin' Cajuns

After winning the Sun Belt Championship in New Orleans, the University of Louisiana at Louisiana at Lafayette will be among 68 schools dancing when the NCAA basketball tournament starts this week.

Sheriff Couvillon will be honored by Vermilion 4-Hers

Sheriff MIke Couvillon

The 2014 Vermilion Parish 4-H Achievement Day will be held Saturday at Kaplan High School. The day will be dedicated to Mike Couvillon at the events opening assembly at 8 a.m.

Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards to run for political office

Edwin Edwards makes his announcement.

Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards said Monday that he will enter the race for Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District, ending months of speculation about the 86-year-old’s political future.

KAPLAN POLICE REPORT

Chief Boyd Adams advises officers investigated the following:

Most famous Pony in Abbeville was auctioned off for more than $5,000; Erath man purchased it

The new owner of Pony is Boo Landry (left). Taking a picture with Landry are Judith and Gerald Ognibene, who owned Pony as it road at Frank's Drive Inn

The Ognibene family purchased the carnival horse called "Pony" that road thousands of children for only $500 in 1968. The children road the horse at Frank's Drive Inn in Abbeville for 28 years.

First mom, now daughter selected Snooks queen in Erath

The 2014 Snooks Court are (left to right) Catherine Domingues, queen Caitlin Domingues and Lena Issa.

The 2014 court for the Snooks Relay in Erath was announced last week and making the court were Catherine Domingues, queen Caitlin Domingues and Lena Issa. Catherine and Caitlin are sisters.

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VC quarterback Gage Trahan (9) throwing to Payton Trahan. Gage completed four of nine passes for 89 yards.

LAFAYETTE – The Vermilion Catholic Screamin’ Eagles have work to do – nothing that can't be addressed, but work to do nonetheless – after dropping a 12-6 decision to Opelousas Catholic on Thursday

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Ashley Domingue and Charles Hunter

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Domingue of Kaplan, La. along with Ms. Tina Newman and Mr. Charles L. Hunter, Sr. of Lake Charles, La.

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