DENHAM SPRINGS – Road work is scheduled to begin Monday, Feb 19, on a section of North River Road in Denham Springs, according to the state Department of Transportation and Development.
LIVINGSTON– Effects of the Laurel Ridge Levee Project on Livingston Parish remain a huge concern for Parish President Layton Ricks, who has vowed to fight for a temporary halt to the project.
BATON ROUGE – Gov. John Bel Edwards fired back at comments U.S. Sen. John Kennedy made during a during a hearing on a bipartisan sentencing overhaul bill.
MAUREPAS – Bond has been increased to $300,000 for each of three suspects being held in the death of a Ponchatoula woman whose body was found in Maurepas, District Attorney Scott Perrilloux said.
FRENCH SETTLEMENT – A plan to put GPS devices in the police units went before the Board of Aldermen, which still awaits two attorney general opinions regarding the police department.
DENHAM SPRINGS – The upcoming legislative session, the special session that precedes it and what the business community can expect to pay are among the topics to be covered at the Chamber Business Briefing on Tuesday, Feb. 20.
LIVINGSTON – A Walker man with two prior felony convictions was sentenced to 20 years in prison Feb. 5 after being convicted of two more felonies, the district attorney said.
PORT VINCENT – Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler has given the village 20 days to appoint an interim replacement for Alderman David Carter, who resigned from his post Feb. 7 in a dispute over the use of time sheets for the police department.
LIVINGSTON – Discussion of mosquito abatement, which became a divisive issue for Livingston Parish in recent years, will resurface during a special meeting – but not for a tax proposal.
DENHAM SPRINGS — A recent study by SmartAsset, a finance technology company looking to provide web-based financial advice to consumers, ranked Denham Springs as one of the top five places to retire in Louisiana.
WALKER – Two public hearings were scheduled for March 12 on a rezoning request and the sale of surplus land by the Walker City Council at its monthly meeting Monday.
LIVINGSTON – A section of Interstate 12, both eastbound and westbound, will have lane closures beginning Wednesday through Saturday, according to DOTD.
DENHAM SPRINGS – Motorists using Florida Boulevard between Walker and Denham Springs will face nightly lane closures beginning Wednesday through Saturday.
DENHAM SPRINGS — While not everyone buys into the adapted phrase, “If you build it, they will come,” it seems to be applying quite well for the parish’s investment in Juban Crossing.
ALBANY -- Final drawings are in the works for the construction of a new town hall and police station to replace the facilities destroyed during the August 2016 flood.
BATON ROUGE – Disagreements have persisted since December on the timing – and even the necessity – of a special session, but a noted political analyst believes Gov. John Bel Edwards aced it in both areas.
Parish public officials, including School Superintendent Rick Wentzel, Sheriff Jason Ard, and Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks all say that, despite the devastating flood of 2016, Livingston Parish is still the place to live.
LIVINGSTON – The start of the Christmas shopping season coincided with the halfway point of the 2017-18 fiscal year for sales taxes in Livingston Parish, but the numbers were not too cheerful.
DENHAM SPRINGS — City Building inspector Rick Foster releases a monthly report on commercial construction projects throughout the city, and Denham Springs has no shortage of wood and sheetrock being tossed around.
WASHINGTON – Legislation by Congress Garret Graves which would improve electronic services with federal agencies drew unanimous approval the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
BATON ROUGE - The discussion at LABI's annual meeting centered around state-level finances, economics, and the effect both of the aforementioned landscapes could have on Bayou State business in the near future.
BATON ROUGE – Louisiana legislators will head to the State Capitol three weeks early to address a fiscal cliff of more than $1 billion, which faces the state faces when a temporary one-cent sales tax expires June 30.
LIVINGSTON – Two issues – involving paying the police chief and zoning – will require research before a decision is made by the Livingston Board of Aldermen.
LIVINGSTON – Parish President Layton Ricks said Thursday night that Ascension Parish government “blindsided” him on a plan to extend a levee that will likely exacerbate flood problems in the south end of Livingston Parish.
BATON ROUGE - Despite a strange accent and a fanship of the Ohio State Buckeyes, Ohio State Treasurer public relations officer Frank Kohstall had a room full of Bayou State business leaders enraptured in his presentation.
LIVINGSTON – Twenty-first Judicial District Court Judge Bob Morrison issued an arrest warrant today on ex-Killian Police Chief Dennis Hill after a 10-member grand jury unanimously agreed on an indictment today on a felony charge malfeasance in office.
DENHAM SPRINGS – Drainage, federal regulations and knowing “who’s in charge” influence housing in Livingston Parish, according to public officials.
BATON ROUGE – A legislative task force dodged a decision on which of the nine recommended changes they would send to state legislature after they could not agree which should keep, and which to eliminate.
Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that FEMA has agreed to his request to help ease the financial burden of flood survivors living in Temporary Housing Units (THUs). Beginning March 1, 2018 rent for the units will be reduced to $50.00 a month which will last through the new deadline of M…
LIVINGSTON – A grand jury will deliberate tomorrow whether it should indict ex-Killian Police Chief Dennis Hill on the allegations listed in a report from the Office of the Louisiana Legislative Auditor.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives approved a government funding package Tuesday night that includes the Steve Gleason Enduring Voices Act.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- Mighty Moms is looking for volunteers to be part of its Feeding Young Minds program at the South Branch Library of the Livingston Parish Library system.
HOLDEN – Construction to replace two bridges north of Holden and Albany are scheduled to begin Monday, Feb. 12, according to the state Department of Transportation and Development.
BATON ROUGE – FEMA’s plan to impose rental fees and additional charges on mobile housing units after March 1 drew sharp criticism from members of a joint legislative committee Tuesday at the State Capitol.
BATON ROUGE – Issues over the wind-down of the FEMA post-flood temporary housing program will top the agenda, along new developments in the long-awaited Comite River Diversion Canal Project, during the Joint Committee of Homeland Security hearing today at the State Capitol.
BATON ROUGE – Scientists do not know a direct cause or reason the current season has brought one of the worst flu outbreaks nationwide in recent years, but residents need to take all necessary precautions to avoid it, a top-ranking state health officer said Monday.
DENHAM SPRINGS – Livingston Parish is now part of a new regional planning area created by the Louisiana Housing Alliance, which hopes to find out local housing needs and help address them.
DENHAM SPRINGS – A surveillance camera caught a woman stealing a package and the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office is seeking her identity.
LIVINGSTON – A section of a westbound lane of Interstate 12 will be closed from Tuesday through Saturday, Feb. 6-10, according to the state Department of Transportation and Development.
LIVINGSTON – Flood-impacted homeowners in Livingston Parish will have another opportunity to receive one-on-one assistance on completion of their Restore Louisiana applications.
LIVINGSTON -- Superintendent Rick Wentzel told the board he would make recommendations at its next meeting on how to make up days lost to snow and icy roads in January.
DENHAM SPRINGS – Livingston Parish motorists will be seeing Louisiana State Police troopers in Dodge Chargers this month but some will be slightly different from other patrol vehicles.
BATON ROUGE – The task force commissioned to reshape the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) meets Wednesday, Feb. 7 at the State Capitol to consider what could be the final recommendations they send to the state legislature for the regular session.
DENHAM SPRINGS -- The location has been moved for Monday’s Housing Listening Tour of the Louisiana Housing Alliance (LHA) and the Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance.