The protection levee will be far from the jail.

By the end of 2014, the Vermilion Parish Law Enforcement Center is expected to have a strange looking wall around it and it will be built not to keep the prisoners in. The main objective of the wall is to keep storm surge water out of the prison.

21-year-old Jamon Johnson Jr.

The Abbeville Police Department is warning businesses and people that there are counterfeit bills circulating in Abbeville. The Abbeville Police Department located different counterfeit bills in the city over the last two weeks The police department received complaints about counterfeit $20 bills and $100 bills.
How to handle juveniles detained by local law enforcement has long been an issue in Vermilion Parish. At the center of that issue is which government entity pays for the juvenile detention. In years past the Vermilion Parish Police Jury paid 100 percent of the bill, regardless of where the juvenile was arrested.

The protection levee will be far from the jail.

21-year-old Jamon Johnson Jr.

St. Paul’s, United Way ‘Stuff the Bus’ in Abbeville

Carlee LeBlanc collects some change for the “Stuff the Bus” school supply drive.”

Members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Abbeville teamed with the United Way of Acadiana Saturday in an effort to “Stuff the Bus.”

Abbeville man shot and killed in his mobile home

There is a bullet hole through the front window.

Jeffrey Smith, 55, of Abbeville died from the result of a gun shot early Sunday morning while he was in his mobile home.

Bobby J. Duhon candidate for Justice of Peace in Ward 4

Bobby J. Duhon

Bobby J. Duhon has announced that he will be a candidate for Justice of the Peace in Ward 4 for the Nov. 4 general election.
Bobby is a lifelong resident of Ward 4 and the Maurice area.

Kaplan's Jalen Bates: The Intimidator

Jalen Bates is 6-5 and weighs 237 pounds. Teams like Michigan, UL-Lafayette and Oregon State have got their eye on him.

KAPLAN- With an intimidating frame at 6 feet, 5 inches tall and built rock-solid at 237 pounds, Jalen Bates towers over everyone on the Kaplan High football team.

Vermilion 4-H Cooking Team place second in Nationals

The parish team of Anne Catherine LeBlanc, Victoria Frederick and Britney Broussard captured second place in the Great American Seafood Cook-Off, 4-H Edition on Aug. 3 in New Orleans. (Photo by Rick Bogren)

NEW ORLEANS – A team of young chefs from Vermilion Parish earned second place in the Great American Seafood Cook-Off, 4-H Edition on Sunday, Aug. 3.



The Patriot football team for photo day 2014. North Vermilion plays Kaplan for the Jamboree Aug. 29.

The North Vermilion High School Patriot football team plays in a tough district that does not make it easy to win.


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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