BUILD Grant to Help “Revitalize” University Avenue Corridor in Lafayette
Lafayette City Council Chair Pat Lewis (District 1) explains how this $10 million BUILD grant will fund two components of the University Avenue Corridor Project.
“Debris Drop” Happening in October in Lafayette
Lafayette Parish residents can get rid of old trash and junk that aren’t typically picked up with regular garbage collection during “Debris Drop,” set for Saturday, October 24, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. until noon.
Temporary Library Cards Issued for Hurricane Laura Evacuees
The Lafayette Public Library is now issuing temporary library cards to Louisiana residents from Jefferson Davis Parish, Calcasieu Parish, and Cameron Parish who have been displaced by Hurricane Laura and who are momentarily living in Lafayette Parish.
Lafayette’s Estimated Taxable Sales in June Highest on Record for 2020
With more than $562 million in estimated taxable sales in June, year-to-date sales in Lafayette Parish reached $2.98 billion—3.7% lower than 2019 and 0.82% higher than 2018. June estimated sales are the highest month on record for 2020.
Lafayette Parish to Get Over $7.1 Million in COVID-19 Relief Funds
Lafayette will use the grant funds for normal and extraordinary operating expenses, purchase of rolling stock, and paratransit services.
Ouachita Parish OHSEP Leader Adds to Duplicate COVID-19 Number Claims
Ouachita Parish Director of Homeland Security Neil Brown joins the growing list of parishes who are raising red flags about the way COVID-19 cases are being counted.
LaSalle Parish Sheriff Says He Removed Duplicate Names Himself
Sheriff Scott Franklin is the second elected official in Louisiana to publicly say that duplicate names have to lead to increased case numbers.
DeSoto Sheriff Says COVID-19 Case Numbers In The Parish Are Inflated
Richardson, who also serves as the GOHSEP lead in the parish, says he has personally seen duplicate names on the list of cases in his parish.
Sandbags Available in Lafayette Parish Ahead of Tropical Depression
The National Weather Service (NWS) is tracking a tropical system south of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico.
Taxable Sales Up in Most of Lafayette Parish from April to May
“The positive impacts of moving into Phase 1 reopening in May, the federal Economic Impact Payments, and the additional $600 in weekly unemployment benefits provided by the CARES Act are obvious with increases in monthly sales from April,” said Gregg Gothreaux, President and CEO of the…
UL Lafayette Announces Fall Semester Calendar Changes
The earlier start date is one of several changes the University has made to its academic calendar as it prepares for the safe resumption of on-campus instruction and housing and residential life in the fall.
Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office Announces Revisions to Hiring and Training Policies
Sheriff Louis Ackal has announced that, in light of recent developments, he intends to revise the hiring and training policies of the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office.