Sen. Bob Hensgens

A couple of days before hurricane season begins, Rep. Bob Hensgens introduced a bill that urges the state’s Department of Transportation and Development to do a study on the emergency evacuation route to Hwy. 35 that connects with Hwy. 92, near Rayne.

The Honor Guard at a Memorial Day ceremony.

There is no slowing down for the Vermilion Parish Honor Guard of Kaplan American Legion Post 271. Since 1988, the Honor Guard has been busy performing funerals for veterans and other civic ceremonies, including Monday’s Memorial Day Ceremonies. In the last 27 years, they have now performed 1,560 funerals.

The Daylily Festival will begin Saturday morning in Abbeville.

Magdalen Square in downtown Abbeville will be alive with color Saturday morning with the arrival of the 14th Annual Daylily Festival and Garden Show. The event will kickoff at 8:30 a.m. and will run until 3 p.m. There will not be an opportunity for early bird shopping.

Sen. Bob Hensgens

The Honor Guard at a Memorial Day ceremony.

The Daylily Festival will begin Saturday morning in Abbeville.

To her friends she’s still ‘just Koryn’

Koryn Hawthorne responds to her homecoming rally Wednesday at Abbeville High.

Koryn Hawthorne returned home to Abbeville Wednesday afternoon to a welcome worthy of a superstar.

Two Kaplan men arrested for allegedly stealing copper

Thomas Clark

According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon, two Kaplan men have been arrested and booked into the Vermilion Parish Correctional Center on burglary charges following good team work from h

Koryn makes Top 5, she will be in Abbeville by 11 a.m. Wednesday

Koryn Hawthorne will be in Abbeville by 11 a.m. on Wednesday.

Abbeville's own Koryn Hawthorne made it to the Top 5 on NBC's The Voice on Tuesday.
She is expected to be in Abbeville by 11 a.m. Wednesday, along with NBC's The Voice Film Crew.

Vermilion Catholic May Festival a success

VC Principal Mike Guilbeaux hands grand prize winner Merle Gary the $5,500 check.

The annual May Festival was another success this past weekend at Vermilion Catholic High School/Mt. Carmel Elementary.

Abbeville police warn about business scam

Someone claiming to represent the City of Abbeville has contacted five local businesses, telling owners that their electricity will be shut off within the hour if delinquent accounts are not paid.

Power Outage Closes Gueydan High School

Gueydan High School cancelled due to power outage.

GUEYDAN - Gueydan High School canceled classes Tuesday (May 5, 2015) morning due to power outages. Officials say there will be an all call to students if classes are canceled Wednesday.



Gueydan’s Cheyenne Lacomb earned a spot on the All-District First Team in a utility spot.


VC’s Bella Doucet earned first team All-District honors in the outfield.

Thirteen total Vermilion Parish softball players earned a spot on either the first or second teams in District 7-1A.


Leadership Vermilion Class 2

On May 20 Leadership Vermilion Class 2 visited the Louisiana State Capitol.

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