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Lt. Gov. Nungesser touts tourism while speaking to Chamber in Abbeville

Lt. Gov. Nungesser touts tourism while speaking to Chamber in Abbeville

Billy Nungesser knows how much Louisiana has to offer.
As Lieutenant Governor, Nungesser works every day to bring that message to not only the rest of the country, but to the entire world.
Nungesser made a stop Thursday afternoon in Vermilion Parish, a place he said has a tremendous amount to offer to the tourism industry. Nungesser spoke to members of the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce and local officials during the Chamber’s general membership meeting at the American Legion Hall in Abbeville.

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The path of the walking trail is highlighted in red.

Kaplan Council awards walking trail project

KAPLAN — The construction of the walking trail was given the approval to begin during the regular Kaplan city council meeting last Tuesday.
City engineer Brett Bayard informed the council that six contractors were sent bids requesting quotes for the bid in February. However, no quotes were submitted.
While trying to continue to reach out to get bids, they were contacted by Hardee Lumber Company of Kaplan who expressed interest in bidding. Their bid price came it at $138,374, approximately $2,000 more than the original budget.
They were awarded the contract.

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Darlene Gaspard, Debbie Garrot and Renee Chiasson show off the collars for the dog walking program.

Local business partnering with shelter to create dog walking program

Thibodeaux’s Town & Country is supporting a dog walking program with Vermilion Parish Rabies Animal Control.
It’s the idea VPRAC, with the approval of the Vermilion Parish Police Jury, to establish a dog walking program. The facility is introducing this program in order to get the dogs more human companionship and exercise. Interaction between people and pets has many mutual benefits.

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Wildlife and Fisheries Agent Derrick Logan (left) and Police Jury Administrator Keith Roy investigate the trash.

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At one time, this trash was along the side of the road in trash bags. Scavengers got a whole of it, and spread it all over.

Scavengers tear up trash bags, spread paper on street

On West Jane Street, located just north of Abbeville, there was a 25 yard stretch of trash that should not be there, according to Police Jury Wayne Touchet.
Touchet discovered the mess Tuesday afternoon. He got down and went through the trash and saw addresses and names of who the trash belonged to.
However, he was not 100 percent sure that the person to whom the stuff belonged is the same person who put the trash there. He was not sure if the person the stuff belongs to, also owns the house across the street where the trash was found.



Vermilion Today

Abbeville Meridional

318 N. Main St.
Abbeville, LA 70510
Phone: 337-893-4223
Fax: 337-898-9022

The Kaplan Herald

219 North Cushing Avenue
Kaplan, LA 70548

The Gueydan Journal

311 Main Street
Gueydan, LA 70542