I am incredibly blessed that the fine folks at TSM allow me to do what I enjoy every day. I am married to my high school sweetheart, and he still makes me feel like the prettiest girl in the room (even though I wake up looking like a troll!). I adore him, our three children, and our grand-daughter who calls me "Gigi."
Jim Hummel, Marcelle Fontenot Headed to Another Lafayette Station
A credible source tells KPEL News that Jim Hummel and Marcelle Fontenot may be headed to competing Lafayette television station, KADN/ KLAF. The anchor duo bid farewell to the KATC audience from the news desk on Friday.
Jim Hummel and Marcelle Fontenot Bid Farewell from the KATC News Desk
Jim Hummel and Marcelle Fontenot bid farewell from the KATC news desk at the end of Friday's 6 pm newscast. Before they were able to finish their goodbye message, the station cut to commercial. And Facebook posters were outraged.
10 Things That Offend a Native of Lafayette, Louisiana
Lafayette and Acadiana natives (AKA Cajuns) take our culture very seriously. If you visit, please understand that the following ten actions will offend our sensibilities!
How Louisiana Homeowners Can Lower Skyrocketing Insurance Rates
Insurance rates are soaring Lafayette, Acadiana and all across Louisiana. My homeowners insurance nearly doubled, and I've discovered that there are things you may be able to do.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Expanding Across Louisiana
Governor John Bel Edwards announced this week that Dolly Parton's Imagination Library book gifting program is expanding statewide. The program is designed to inspire a love of reading by providing access to free, high-quality, age-appropriate books to children between the ages of 0 and 5 years old.
Louisiana Residents, Wanna Make $200 on Election Day?
Election Day is October 14 in Louisiana, and you have an opportunity to make $200 as an Election Commissioner.
Louisiana Modifies Burn Ban: What That Means For You
The Louisiana State Fire Marshal is modifying the statewide burn ban. The modifications go into effect Friday.
UL? USL? Signs You’re a Ragin’ Cajun Alum
More years ago than I care to count, I wrapped up my college career at our beloved university in Lafayette and became a Ragin' Cajun alum. Here are some surefire signs that you, too!
ATV Thefts Rampant in Acadiana
Acadiana Law enforcement officials in both Vermilion and Acadia Parishes are dealing with rampant thefts, particularly of ATVs.
KATC General Manager Responds to Staff Changes and Local Coverage Concerns
KATC VP/General Manager Sean Trcalek promises that "Lafayette will see a dramatic INCREASE in local content."
Five Things You Don’t Know About The Most Popular Cajun Song Ever, ‘The Back Door’
D.L. Menard's "The Back Door" turned 55 this year. But there are five things you probably don't know about the most popular and recognizable Cajun song ever.
Opportunities to Hear from Lafayette MP Candidates Before Early Voting
You've got at least two opportunities to hear their plans for Lafayette and Lafayette Parish before you head to the polls to cast your ballot early or on election day, October 14: One Acadiana's in-person forum or each morning at 8 am Wednesday through Friday when the candidates join the Acadiana's Morning News to answer questions.
Lafayette High Construction Starts on Schedule
The construction of the new Lafayette High School officially this week, right on schedule. Construction crews have been preparing the site, and officials announced today (9/25) that the groundbreaking ceremony will happen Friday at 9 am.
Louisiana Voters Have Limited Time in Booth to Cast Lengthy Ballot
The lengthy October 14 election ballot could take a while for you to complete, but you have limited time In Louisiana to make those decisions. It's vital that you are aware of the candidates and initiatives you will see when you walk into the booth.
Louisiana Agencies Offer $15,000 Reward for Arson Information Related to Recent Wildfires
The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) is offering a cash reward of up to $15,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for starting the large wildfires that have plagued the southwestern part of the state.
Parishioners Forgive Vandals Who Decapitate Jesus Statue at Louisiana Catholic School
The police department in Lockport, Louisiana, are asking for the public's help in finding the vandals responsible for decapitating a statue of Jesus Christ. Priest encourages parishioners to forgive.
Lauren Daigle Reveals Gender of Broussard Woman’s Baby During Concert
Ask and ye shall receive! A Broussard, Louisiana, woman did just that and was treated to a very public and special gender reveal by contemporary Christian artist Lauren Daigle.
Ringling Bros. Circus To Open in Louisiana Without Animals
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will kick off their 2023 North American Tour in Bossier City, Louisiana. The animals that long-defined "The Greatest Show on Earth" will be conspicuously absent from the production. Feld Entertainment, which owns the circus brand, canceled the popular attraction in 2017, following protests at venues where the circus would be held. Th... Read
The Most Unique and Most Popular Names for Grandfathers in Acadiana
Grandmothers spend a lot of time considering how they'd like the next generation to address them. Grandfathers, on the other hand, usually don't have much say in their new moniker. That spontaneity gives birth to some interesting and unique results, especially in south Louisiana!
Lafayette Approves Buying Beer Early On Sunday
If you'd like to buy or sell beer in Lafayette early on Sundays, you can now. The Lafayette City and Parish Councils approved the joint ordinance to allow the sale or purchase of low-content alcohol at the September 19 meeting.