Robert Vincent with former Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco.

“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.” – Booker T. Washington

The city of Abbeville did not make the list.

There is good news and bad news for Vermilion Parish when it comes to another national website ranking Louisiana cities. First the good news.

All the contents in the house were destroyed by the fire.

A morning fire last Monday sent a mother and her two children to the hospital. The house fire was at the home of Amy and Otis Amy family, who lived at 22027 Mahogany Road, northwest of Kaplan. The house was totally destroyed by the fire and the family also lost all the contents inside.

Robert Vincent with former Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco.

The city of Abbeville did not make the list.

All the contents in the house were destroyed by the fire.

New management heads Abrom Kaplan Hospital in Kaplan

LAFAYETTE – Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital (AKMH) and Lafayette General Health (LGH) have reached a long-term lease agreement, whereby LGH will assume expanded management and operational control o

Meth Lab found in Abbeville

Sondra Evans

The Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit located a meth lab in Abbeville that resulted in four arrests.

Abbeville's fire substation reopens

The Abbeville Fire Department’s Hebert Substation No. 2.

The oldest fire station in Abbeville will not see an extended break after all.

Kaplan goes Hollywood

Crew members work on a scene for “The Quarry” Monday afternoon at the Sunnyside Motel in Kaplan. The HBO crew will be filming in the city through this Saturday.

KAPLAN — When the series “The Quarry” debuts on Cimemax early next year, local viewers may recognize some of the scenery.

Ty Zaunbrecher elected to serve on Youth Preparedness Council

Ty Zaunbrecher

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is pleased to announce the members of the 2015-2016 National Youth Preparedness Council.

Abbeivlle's Koryn expects to have busy summer

Koryn sits on the Cleveland bench long before singing the national anthem last week.

Koryn Hawthorne is expected to have a busy summer, which is great news for the 17-year-old singing sensation.



KYAAs 12u Fastpitch Softball Team placed first this past weekend in the Scott Area Team Sports Allstar tournament held in Scott, La. Team members include Coaches Bart Baudoin, C.J. Chargois, Ryan Hebert and David Packard, Janiya Small, Lexi Broussard, Kinley Duhon, Maddie Campisi, Carina Chargois, Je Johnnie, Jayden Baudoin, Molly Sistrunk, Jozie Jameyson, Ava Hebert, Gabrielle Marceaux, and Lauryn Packard.


Mrs. Brett Elias

Miss Cori Dupuis became the bride of Mr. Brett Elias on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Maurice, La.
Father Louis Richard officiated the 1:30 p.m. ceremony.


Leedward J. “L.J.” Vincent, 90, of Port Neches, died Monday, June 29, 2015. He was born on September 23, 1924, in Leroy, Louisiana, to Louise Breaux and Joseph Vincent.

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