LIVINGSTON – Proponents of two ill-fated recreation taxes both say they will seek options to continue programs, although not many possibilities exist.
SATSUMA – Cane Market Road (La. 1024) north of U.S. 190 will be closed for two days for railroad work, according to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.
LIVINGSTON – The Livingston Parish Assessor’s Office, headed by Jeff Taylor, will enter a cooperative agreement with three parish agencies to crack down on residents who claim homestead exemption on more than one dwelling.
DENHAM SPRINGS – The Denham Springs City council will consider approving an application to a federal flood mitigation program to help 10 residents at its meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
WALKER – The Walker City Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing on an ordinance to approve its budget for the 2019 fiscal year.
WALKER – The City of Walker Alcohol Beverage Control Board will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, to discuss issuing 2019 liquor/beer licenses for 17 businesses.
DENHAM SPRINGS – Challenges Livingston Parish Fire Protection District 5 will face in the coming year make the annual donation drive much more crucial, the district’s chief said.
DENHAM SPRINGS – The medical field is fighting what some call a perfect storm, one that strikes the largest cities and the smallest of towns across America.
LIVINGSTON –The Livingston Parish budget for 2019 includes some familiar wish list items, but the move further past one of the biggest boosts in funding has triggered a sense of caution for the parish finance director.
BATON ROUGE – Voters statewide elected Kyle Ardoin to fill out the remaining year of the current term for Secretary of State, according to unofficial results in the Dec. 8 runoff.
LIVINGSTON – Voters in two newly created Livingston Parish recreation districts rejected tax proposals to fund programs, according to unofficial results from the Dec. 8 election.
DENHAM SPRINGS – A two-vehicle crash on La. 64 involving a motorcycle took the life of a Denham Springs man Friday evening, according to Louisiana State Police Troop.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- The Denham Springs Kiwanis Club issued a statement regarding the decision to cancel the 2018 Christmas Parade due to the ongoing heavy rains today (Dec. 8).
LIVINGSTON – Millages for two recreation districts in Livingston Parish go on the ballot today (Saturday, Dec. 8), along with the statewide runoff for Secretary of State.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senators John Kennedy and Bill Cassidy, both Republicans from Louisiana, voted Thursday in favor of a resolution which funds the federal government and the National Flood Insurance program through Dec. 21.
WALKER -- Livingston Parish Fire Protection District 4 has canceled its Santa tour for Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8-9, according to Fire Chief James Wascom.
LIVINGSTON – More than 200 parish property tax notices were returned as “undeliverable mail,” an event which has kept employees from the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office and the United States Postal Service busy trying to find correct addresses.
LIVINGSTON – Due to this weekend’s forecast – 100 percent chance of rain -- Friday, Dec. 7, will be the last day volunteers will be accepting donations to Sheriff Jason Ard’s 2018 Christmas Crusade.
The Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations until midnight on Dec. 13 for the Livingston Parish Business of the Year awards. The awards highlight outstanding businesses that follow best practices and positively impact both the economy and community of Livingston Parish.
DENHAM SPRINGS – The fifth annual Denham Springs Kiwanis Club Christmas parade slated for Saturday will not roll this year.
DENHAM SPRINGS – The monthly report from Denham Springs’ Office Planning of Development shows continued growth in the parish’s westernmost municipality.
LIVINGSTON -- The first few years after the Livingston Parish stretch of Interstate 12 opened in 1972 gave a different impression of the area. In those days, the exit off the expressway meant little more than a return home for residents or a stop for gasoline and maybe a burger.
DENHAM SPRINGS – Completion of the long-awaited Comite River Diversion Canal will still depend upon a millage collected in three parishes, despite assurance of full federal funding for the project.
WALKER – The City of Walker Animal Shelter has not had to euthanize an animal because of “no room” in two years and it is trying to keep its streak intact.
LIVINGSTON – Shoppers did not go overboard for Halloween but may be saving their money for their Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations.
DENHAM SPRINGS – Livingston Parish Fire Protection District 5 will bring Santa Claus on visits through neighborhoods weeknights through Dec. 11.
WASHINGTON – Federal offices will close Wednesday and mail will not be delivered in commemoration of a National Day of Mourning for 41st President George H.W. Bush.
DENHAM SPRINGS – Families dealing with the stress of the passing of loved ones and their funerals will find some help in the policies for the city’s two cemeteries.
LIVINGSTON – The early voting period for the Dec. 8 election drew a respectable turnout overall, but a small showing for the only two local items on the ballot.
LIVINGSTON – Researchers predicted after the European VIRGO gravitational-wave detector in Italy joined the LIGO facilities in Livingston Parish and Washington state, more cosmic objects, such as pairs of black holes and pairs of neutron stars, would be found.
Home sales in Livingston Parish dipped in November, to the tune of 41% month-over-month and 17% when compared to November of 2017.
BATON ROUGE – The Governor’s Office of Community Development today launched a buyout and resilient housing incentive program designed to safeguard Louisiana residents impacted by the flood events of 2016.
BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Treasury, in October, announced an initiative to pay $15 million in unclaimed property to Louisiana residents.
LIVINGSTON – The deadline is Friday, Dec. 7, to sign up children to receive a Christmas surprise from Sheriff Jason Ard’s 2018 Christmas Crusade.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) announced today that the Office of Gulf Restoration in the Department of the Treasury awarded a $400,000 grant to Livingston Parish for a shoreline restoration project.
WASHINGTON – Americans, along with dignitaries throughout the world, are paying tribute this morning to former President George Herbert Walker Bush, who died in Houston late Friday.
WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. R-Louisiana, and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, introduced the Timely Review of Infrastructure Act, legislation to help reduce the long wait times for federal approval of energy infrastructure projects, including LNG projects.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- The Denham Springs City Council adopted a resolution to apply for a state grant to increase water service, and add eight fire hydrants, in five areas of the city.
WALKER – Livingston Parish Fire Protection District 4 will be continuing its Santa tour, covering the Station 10 and Station 5 areas with a Jolly Old Elf to help a volunteer group fight childhood hunger.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. House and Senate approved a seven-day extension on the National Flood Insurance Program on Thursday night, just hours before its expiration.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congress cannot allow expiration of the National Flood Insurance Program, but lawmakers must eventually focus on its overhaul, according to Louisiana’s two U.S. senators.
DENHAM SPRINGS – The Denham Springs Police Department will be able to take into account an applicant’s prior law enforcement experience when informing them of their pay scale.
LIVINGSTON -- Two newly created recreation districts hope voters will approve millages Dec. 8 that will allow them to extend aspirations for their programs beyond the traditional fields of dreams.
LIVINGSTON – Sheriff Jason Ard’s 2018 Christmas Crusade will continue accepting donations Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 29 to Dec. 2, to make the holiday a little more brighter for parish children.
WALKER – A developer is looking to build a Dollar General store at the corner of Walker North Road and Ball Park Road in Walker. The potential retail location has residents off Ball Park Road concerned about the traffic and safety issues at the intersection.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- Residents in Livingston, Ascension and East Baton Rouge Parish will have an opportunity Tuesday to ask questions and hear about the process of the long-awaited Comite River Diversion Canal project.
BATON ROUGE -- Lawmakers from the Livingston Parish legislative delegation differ on a decision by House members not to accept forecasts of economic growth projected by the state's Revenue Estimating Conference.