Kevin Belanger, CEO of South Central Planning and Development Commission (SCPDC), presented a proposal for Assumption Parish to join area parishes in a proactive program to reduce ozone and particulate matter in the air. The Regional Ozone and Particulate Matter Advance Program would cost the parish $15,000 per year for the first three years and would “probably become self-sustaining after that.”
On May 6, 2013 at roughly around 3:45 p.m., the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a complaint of a stabbing at a residence in the 160 block of Virginia Street in Belle Rose. When deputies arrived on the scene they found a 21 year old male subject stabbed once in the back and once in the chest.
At the end of the month, the sinkhole incident will have reached its one-year mark. The saga began with the report of gas bubbles on May 30, 2012, reports of tremors on June 8th, and on August 3rd was the discovery of the sinkhole and declaration of the mandatory evacuation. “We’re not finished, if you ask me we’re just getting started with the amount of activity that’s left to be done,” said John Boudreaux, Office of Emergency Preparedness (OEP) Director.
The Assumption High football team, which is under second-year coach Tony Paine, will conclude Spring workouts on Thursday, May 16th, with a Red vs. White intrasquad scrimmage at the AHS stadium. The scrimmage is slated to begin at 3:15 p.m. and admission is free. The Mustang coaching staff indicated that 80 players are participating in spring football and are excited about the direction of the program.