Kaplan sophomore McCaylon Thibeaux hustles for yards against NVHS.

KAPLAN - When the season started, Kaplan sophomore McCaylon Thibeaux was pencilled in as the third string tailback. Six games into the season, Thibeaux is now the starting tailback after two upper classmen went down with with injuries over the last two weeks.

Erath has now won three straight games.

FRANKLIN - The Erath Bobcats now find themselves at 3-0 in the district standings after beating Franklin 47-34 on Friday on the road. Erath jumped out to a 34-12 lead at halftime and then hung on to win.

Pat LeBlanc calls a play dying a recent practice in Kaplan.

Kaplan sophomore McCaylon Thibeaux hustles for yards against NVHS.

Erath has now won three straight games.

Miles Perret Cancer Services to present Martina McBride

Martina McBride
(Submitted Photo)

Tickets are available for An Evening with Martina McBride to take place at 6 p.m. Oct. 28 at Parc International in Downtown Lafayette.
First held in 2009, the Miles Perret Cancer Services benefit concert has featured legendary country artists Clint Black, Randy Travis and Darius Rucker. This all-inclusive “evening under the stars” is held during the week of the Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition

$400M oil storage, blending facility announced

LSN STAFF PHOTO / Harlan Kirgan
Among those who were at the Hazelwood Energy Hub announcement at the Delta Grand Theater in Opelousas Wednesday were, from left, Celeste Gomez, St. Landry Parish Tourism executive director; and Patton Launey and Randy Esters, both of Louisiana State University Eunice.

PORT BARRE - A $400 million crude oil storage and blending complex that will employ about 120 people at an average annual salary of $63,500 has been announced.

Abbeville Firemen wearing pink during October

Members of the Abbeville Fire Department wearing pink are (L-R) Chief Jude Mire, Secretary Charlie Domingue, Captain Damian Landry, Firefighter First Class David Landry, Firefighter First Class April Bodin, Captain Jason Harmon, Firefighter First Class Corey Broussard, Captain Patrick Ashley, Firefighter First Class Elliot “Bud” Dubois, Firefighter First Class Gordon Lege and Assistant Chief Gene Fontenot Jr.

Firefighters are synonymous with the color of their trucks...red.
Members of the Abbeville Fire Department can be recognized at the moment by a different color. Each is wearing a pink T-shirt in honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Koryn Hawthorne named Grand Marshal of Louisiana Cattle Festival Grand Parade

Koryn Hawthorne will be part of the 67th Annual Louisiana Cattle Festival.

A familiar face, and voice, will be featured in Abbeville this weekend.
Koryn Hawthorne has been selected as the 2015, 67th Annual Louisiana Cattle Festival Grand Parade Marshal and will ride in the Grand Parade on Saturday, Oct. 10 at 1 p.m.

High health insurance claims have put Vermilion Parish School Board in financial pinch

School Board Anthony Fontana explains the health insurance financial problem to members of the audience.

The Vermilion Parish School Board has a unique health insurance policy that may run them broke if they don’t stop the bleeding.
The school system is self insured up to $175,000 per claim when it comes to providing health care insurance for its employees.
What that means is that after an employee reaches his or her deductible, the school system will pay the rest of the medical bill, up to $175,000. The school system has its own health insurance plan that pays all claims that are larger than $175,000.

Vermilion Parish Narcotics Task Force arrests five

James Boudreaux

According to Sheriff Mike Couvillon and Chief of Police Tony Hardy, the Vermilion Parish Municipal Narcotics Task Force made the following arrests for narcotics related offenses within the parish.

Abbeville Boys & Girls Club’s Levine passes away

Roland Levine

When someone asked Roland Levine how long he had been involved with the Abbeville Boys & Girls Club, he always had one answer.
“Most of my life,” he would say.

Vermilion Parish mayors help proclaim October Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Picture - From left to right Mayor John Earl LeBlance of Erath, Mayor Carroll Broussard of Delcambre, Mayor Mark Piazza of Abbeville, Mayor Wayne Theriot of Maurice, Mayor Kirk Champagne of Kaplan and Representing Mayor Chris Theriot of Gueydan is Roxanne Richard secretary. Back Row Cindy Triche and Trisha Jones Faith House Vermilion Parish Advocates. This was on Wednesday Sept. 30, 2015

Mayors from around Vermilion Parish gathered to sign a proclamation that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.



Kaplan sophomore McCaylon Thibeaux hustles for yards against NVHS.

KAPLAN - When the season started, Kaplan sophomore McCaylon Thibeaux was pencilled in as the third string tailback.


A son, Ky’len Michael Allen, was born Saturday, September 26, 2015, at Abbeville General to Candace Gale Melancon and Michael Shane Allen of Kaplan.

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