One way to force a company into getting better at picking up garbage cans in Vermilion Parish is to hit them in the pocket book. Since March, Progressive Waste Solutions has been picking up garbage cans throughout Vermilion Parish. The Police Jury sold its garbage trucks and trash cans to Progressive Waste Solutions.

Construction is still being done at North Vermilion Middle with three weeks to go before school begins.

North Vermilion Middle School parents and students learned Tuesday night that their brand new middle school will not be ready in time for when school starts on Aug. 11 in Vermilion Parish.

Billy Mire

Five months after being hit by a car, Billy Mire has died. Mire, 63, of Kaplan, was hit when he was truck by an oncoming car at the corner of Highway 14 and Lemaire Street in February.

Construction is still being done at North Vermilion Middle with three weeks to go before school begins.

Billy Mire

Kaplan man arrested for Lafayette Parish Hit and Run

Fitzpatrick F. Doucette

Kaplan, LA - Following an extensive investigation, troopers have placed a Kaplan man under arrest for his part in a hit and run fatality crash that killed a bicyclist on LA 92 near Milton on July 7

Vermilion Parish hit with six inches of rain thus far

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is continuing the flash flood watch for the entire region this afternoon, but it could be removed later today for east Texas and central Louisiana.

Natural gas find under Abbeville

This drilling rig next to the Abbeville airport located sand with gas in it.

It looks like there may be gas under the city of Abbeville based on a recent gas find.

Kaplan Police Report

Chief Boyd Adams advises officers investigated the following:

Louisiana rice prices fall due to more Arkansas rice

Eric Webster, LSU AgCenter weed scientist, talks at the Vermilion Parish Rice and Soybean Field Day at the Lounsberry Farm near Lake Arthur. / Bruce Schultz/LSU AgCenter

LAKE ARTHUR — Rice prices have fallen because of a big jump in Arkansas rice acreage, an LSU AgCenter agricultural economist said recently at the Vermilion Parish Rice Field Day.

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The Gulf Coast Bank 29ers won two games during the American Legion state tournament in New Orleans.

All but one team that took part in the American Legion state tournament was going to come up short of the goal of winning a championship.
Such is the case for postseason play.

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